Synthetic compound dissolves HIV on contact

Researchers of Texas A&M University have managed to develop a synthetic compound capable of breaking apart the AIDS inducing virus before it has the chance to infect healthy cells. While the compound doesn’t cure HIV, it may provide effective means of preventing infection. Dubbed, “PD 404,182″, the compound works by quickly ripping and dissolving the virus before it has the chance

Global Fund Crunch Threatens Millions of AIDS, TB, Malaria Patients

HYDERABAD(South India): The precious lives of millions of people suffering from  AIDs, Tuberculosis and Malaria, that take a heavy toll of life every year across the world, are at stake with the Geneva-based “Global Fund(GF)” financing several countries to fight these diseases, announcing stoppage of funds till 2014. Bogged down by allegations of  swindling and mismanagement of funds,  and the

Tele-Homoeopathy Benefits Remote Tribals in North-East India

Hyderabad (South India): The Homoeopathic School of Medicine, founded by German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1972 by propounding the “Law of Similars”, got a bog boost with the medical system reaching the remote tribals of north–eastern India. Thanks to the vision and dynamism of the Tripura state government, committed Homoeopaths and ICT wizards for evolving a unique and exemplary Public-Private-Partnership

Water doesn’t prevent dehydration according to EU officials

It’s a fairly known fact that the adult human body is typically 60% made out of water. Hence comes the common sense that if you happen to become dehydrated, you have to drink water to get well. It’s an instinctual event, this is why our body developed the essential mechanism of thirst. The European Food Standards Authority (EFSA) seems to think

When a pregnant mother is very sick, mouse fetuses send up stem cells to help

Amidst of all the talks and protest against stem cell treatment and companies shutting down, nature has found its own way of treating diseases with stem cells. When a pregnant mouse mother, for example, has a heart attack, her fetus donates some of its own stem cells to help and cure. Researchers started working on this experiment with two lines

“Sexual Sweat” is Recognized as Novel by the Brain

Put down that clump of Whale vomit*, there’s a better kind of perfume now: “Sexual Sweat.” In a possible attempt to level the field for scientists everywhere, researchers Wen Zhou and Denise Chen of Rice University presented 20 women with samples of human sweat, both produced from times when male volunteers viewed either pornography or a documentary (The documentaries weren’t sexy

India Among 15 Nations Tops in Child Pneumonia Deaths: IVAC Study

India Among 15 Nations Tops in Child Pneumonia Deaths: IVAC Study – Breastfeeding for six months, early diagnosis and medicine, effective health delivery and smoke-free cooking could prevent the deaths in developing countries Hyderabad ,Nov 21: India, an emerging economic superpower along with China in Asia, but with below 1 per cent of its GDP spending on public health, registers the highest

Scientists engineer ‘super mice’

Scientists from the École Polytenchnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), with the aid of colleagues  from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the University of Lausanne, managed to improve the muscle constitution of mice by knocking out genetically a “co-repressor” of the DNA transcription process. The end product are mice that are faster, stronger and healthier – meet the new generation

Enzyme allows mice to eat more, and gain less weight

Scientists have genetically engineered mice able to express a certain enzyme, which allows for an increased metabolic rate. The lab mice infussed with this enzyme in their fat tissue were able to eat more, but gain far less weight than their naturally bred brethren. It’s generally acknowledged that obesity and inflammation cause insulin resistance, however it’s not perfectly understood why

New treatment kills cancer cells with near infrared light

Cancer is currently responsible for 13% of all worldwide deaths, and although remarkable progress has been made in treating this vicious disease, we’re still a very long way from curing mankind of this pest. Even the latest news from around the world is that cancers like mesothelioma and other harder to find cancers are running rampant. As if cancer wasn’t bad