Pilots, welders and other workers who are persistently exposed to high levels of electromagnetic fields may be at higher risk of developing deadly motor neurone disease, according to a study published Thursday.
Survivors of childhood brain tumours have more body fat, increasing their risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and early death, research has shown.
A China-made wearable robot, which can help disabled people walk, is expected to enter the market in one to two years, the developer has said. Continue reading China-made wearable robot to enter market
Researchers have successfully used a facial recognition software to diagnose a rare, genetic disease that mainly affects children of African, Asian and Latin American descent, paving the way for physicians to diagnose the disease by snapping a photo.
The technology used to diagnose the disease, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, also known as DiGeorge syndrome and velocardiofacial syndrome, is similar to that used in airports and on Facebook. Continue reading Facial recognition tech helps diagnose rare genetic disease
A team of researchers has developed a cheap, portable camera that can photograph the retina without the need for pupil-dilating eye drops. Continue reading No dilating required with this pocket-sized retina camera
Researchers including one of Indian origin have developed a smartphone-controlled, battery-operated diagnostic device that costs as little as $100 and claims to detect Zika, dengue and chikungunya within 30 minutes. Continue reading Smartphone app to detect Zika, dengue in 30 minutes
Matt Garlock has trouble making out what his friends say in loud bars, but when he got a hearing test, the result was normal. Recent research may have found an explanation for problems like his, something called “hidden hearing loss.”
In the world’s second such case, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here has given a new lease of life to a 20-year-old man by performing a rare quadruple joint replacement surgery that enabled him to sit and walk after more than a decade. Continue reading Rare joint-replacement surgery enables man walk after decade
In a first, scientists have created the three-dimensional (3-D) structures of intact mammalian genomes from individual cells, leading to a potential advance of stem cells in medicine. Continue reading First 3-D structure of DNA in a cell developed
A private hospital here has successfully completed the first ever hip replacement surgery in Kerala using a 3D model of the hip, the hospital authorities said on Sunday. Continue reading Kerala’s first hip replacement using 3D model successful