Research News

New App lets your Smartphone Aid Cancer, Alzheimer’s Research

  • Posted on: 27 February 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

A new mobile app developed by an Indian-origin scientist allows your smartphone to help conduct research on breast cancer and Alzheimer’s while the device is at rest and charging. The Folding@home mobile app is an extension of the Folding@home distributed computing project launched by Vijay Pande, a professor of chemistry at Stanford University, in collaboration with Japanese corporate giant Sony in 2007.

Need for High Investment, Complex Nature of Virus Challenges to Finding Ebola Vaccine

  • Posted on: 25 February 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Need for high investment, lack of necessary facilities and the complex nature of the virus make the finding of a vaccine for Ebola a difficult challenge, a noted French microbiologist said here today. "Developing a vaccine is not a trivial issue. It requires huge investments by pharmaceutical companies. So far, Ebola has had limited outbreaks. So there was no need for the community to be convinced that there has to be a vaccine.

Poor Sleep may lead to Alcohol, Drug problems in Teens

  • Posted on: 23 February 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Adolescents who get poor or insufficient sleep may be at higher risk of developing alcohol and drug problems, scientists say. Researchers have found that sleep difficulties and hours of sleep can predict a number of specific problems, including binge drinking, driving under the influence of alcohol, and risky sexual behaviour.

Google to Halt Sale of Google Glass

  • Posted on: 21 February 2015
  • By: admin

Google is set to discontinue the sale of its smart eyewear Google Glass, but the tech giant plans to release new, consumer-friendly versions of the device in the future. Google has announced that it will no longer sell its experimental first version of Glass which went on sale in the UK last year priced at 1,000 pounds.