July 30, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment
Doctors in the University of Mississippi medical Center have had a breakthrough in science by having a baby that has been cured of HIV. This baby is popularly called the “Mississippi Baby” and was born with HIV and then given antiretroviral drugs around 30 hours after birth. The baby is now around two years old and they confirm that the baby had not been on any medication since it was around a  [...]

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Silicone Pod - The Magic Pod
June 30, 2009 – 6:32 pm | No Comment
Silicone Pod – The Magic Pod
Now, one does not have to wait to be pregnant to have the option of stem cell banking. Earlier,in chord cell therapy, the cells were obtained from the chord of the mother when the baby is delivered, thus limiting the scope of collecting stem cells. Investigations on stem cells provide vital understanding of how the healthy cells are reinstated in the place of worn-out, damaged ones in adults, leading to the option of cell-based therapy to cure various ailments. Many organisations involved in stem cell banking research have come with the novel idea of banking menstrual blood. Studies have revealed that menstrual blood is a rich source of stem cells. The monthly cycle is the result of shedding of the endometrial lining of the uterus, which redevelops every month. In this unique way of collecting stem cells, the woman would be given a collection kit that would consist of a silicone pod and collection tubes. The blood would be processed and preserved in liquid nitrogen chambers at very low  [...]

Mosquito Spit To Do The Magic
June 12, 2009 – 3:09 am | One Comment
Several detailed research are being carried out to combat malaria, the awful disease that takes a ravaging toll on the world’s children. More than 1 million children are affected annually. Malaria can cause severe headache, high temperature, vomiting and chills. The disease is caused by the one-celled Plasmodium parasite. There are four versions of the Plasmodium parasite that cause the disease, of which the Plasmodium falciparum is the most deadly of them. This parasite which is transmitted by a bite from an infected mosquito spends part of its life in human body and the rest in the mosquito. Several vaccines in their experimental stages have been tested against the form of the parasite that resides in the human body. The biggest hurdle the vaccines faces is that the falciparum cells are able to escape the clutches of the human immune system by taking cover in the liver and blood cells. When these cells are in the human body, they mostly exist in the asexual form. They then transform  [...]

Ray of Hope For The Cancer Afflicted - Robot Aided Surgery
June 5, 2009 – 5:49 am | No Comment
The globally acclaimed cancer treatment system is now within easy reach in India too. The cancer stricken have reason to be optimistic, all credit to the globally renowned, unique complete body non-invasive robot guided radio surgery system called the Cyberknife. For many years, the currently subsisting radiation treatments entailed prolonged course of action and the use of agonizing braces or manacles. The inimitable side effects are guaranteed damage to the healthy organs during treatment. Some tumours were fatal or the peril of undertaking surgery was huge, leaving the patient no way out. This advanced stereotactic robot guided surgery aims at tumours with impeccable exactness. It delivers elevated doses of emission, while routing clear of healthy tissues. What makes this treatment so exceptional and different from traditional systems, is its effectual motion tracking capacity, on similar lines to speed directed missile systems. This procedure synchronises the movement of the robotic  [...]