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Cow antibodies bring hope for effective AIDS vaccine soon

By: IANS | Washington | Published:July 22, 2017 4:07 pm The unexpected discovery in cows is providing clues for important questions at a moment when new energy has infused HIV vaccine research. (Source: File Photo) In a significant find, a team of researchers has reported for the first time elicitation …

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Diet diary- Coffee: A toxic addiction or natural stimulant?

Written by Ishi Khosla | Published:July 22, 2017 1:47 am Even though coffee does cause a transient increase in blood pressure, moderate coffee drinking does not pose a significant risk to hypertensives. In the last few years, urban India has acquired a new coffee culture. International coffee chains are opening …

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Google search can help track dengue in real time: Study

An analytical tool that uses Google search data can quickly and accurately track dengue fever in less-developed countries, and could enable faster response to outbreaks, scientists say. The research builds on a methodology previously developed by the team to track influenza in the US. The mathematical modelling tool, known as …

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Scientists develop drug that re-programmes cells to fight cancer

By: IANS | Canberra | Published:July 20, 2017 2:23 pm CAR T cells have been ineffective against solid tumours which have been able to produce a metabolite called adenosine which destroys the cells. (Source: File Photo) Australian researchers have developed a drug capable of reprogramming the immune system to fight …

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A dirty stethoscope may spread superbug infections

By: IANS | New York | Published:July 20, 2017 4:03 pm Re-usable medical equipment, such as stethoscopes, must undergo disinfection. (Source: File Photo) If your doctor is monitoring you with unhygienic stethoscopes, chances are that you may contract infections by antibiotic-resistant superbugs, researchers have warned. Infection control guidelines from the …

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Moderate exercise in pregnancy may cut C-sec risk : Study

By: IANS | London | Published:July 20, 2017 4:06 pm Babies are not affected by physical activity or dieting, and that there are additional benefits including a reduction in maternal weight gain, diabetes in pregnancy, and the risk of requiring a caesarean section. (Source: File Photo) Indulging in moderate intensity …

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