New Delhi’s AIIMS to serve as model before new centres planned in country

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister, said here that doctors must bear the burden of responsibility of strengthening the doctor-patient relationship. On the second day of his sanitation drive which is seeing him inspect facilities at the capital’s hospitals (the Health Minister visited Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital yesterday), the Minister was clearly on a … Read more

Jaipur Literature Festival underway

7th Jaipur Literature Festival is going on in Pinkcity. About 240 writers, critics and thinkers are participating in the 5 days event. In the festival variuos aspects related to art, culture, history, translation and contemporary writing are being discussed. Addressing a session on Nobel prize winner Dr Harold Warmus said that that “some people’s lives … Read more

Eat chocolate and win the Nobel Prize

A study has found that a country’s consumption of chocolate is directly correlated to the number of Nobel laureates it has produced. Leading the world in both chocoholism and Nobels: the Swiss, followed by the Swedes and the Danes. The U.S. is somewhere in the middle and the nation would have to up its cocoa … Read more

Liver Cancer :: Radio waves fire up nanotubes embedded in tumors, destroying liver cancer

Cancer cells treated with carbon nanotubes can be destroyed by non-invasive radio waves that heat up the nanotubes while sparing untreated tissue, a research team led by scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and Rice University has shown in preclinical experiments.

Cancer :: David H. Koch gives $100 million to MIT for cancer research

MIT has announced a $100 million gift from Koch Industries executive and MIT alumnus David H. Koch that will usher in new paradigms in highly integrative cancer research. The gift will bring together MIT scientists and engineers under one roof to develop new and powerful ways to detect, diagnose, treat, and manage this often deadly disease.

Nobel Prize :: Professor Sir Martin Evans wins Nobel Prize for Medicine

Professor Sir Martin Evans, Professor of Mammalian Genetics at the School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, has won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Medicine. The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, announced this morning that Professor Sir Martin was one of three winners for “a series of ground-breaking discoveries concerning embryonic stem cells and DNA recombination in mammals.”

Health :: Farewell chicken tenders

Northwestern University is using an economics theory to rehab people with lousy health habits. Researchers want participants to just change two unhealthy behaviors to see if the others will tag along. Sort of a buy two, get two free sale based on the Behavioral Economics Theory used by Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman. Couch potatoes also get an arsenal of high-tech tools to help them make the changes.

Behavior :: Young researcher looks for scientific basis of human social behaviour

Humans are social animals even more than was thought, including those suffering from autism and conditions that make it hard to relate to others. Cooperative behaviour is deeply ingrained in nearly all people, but the underlying cognitive processes that make this happen are poorly understood.

Vitamin C :: Vitamin C with exercises may protect against colds

For the average person, popping vitamin C pills is unlikely to ward off the common cold or shorten its length or severity. Unless you run marathons, you probably won?t get much protection from common colds by taking a daily supplemental dose of vitamin C, according to an updated review of 30 studies.

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