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
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
Canada’s Alice Munro has won the Nobel Prize for literature for her short stories that focus on the frailties of the human condition. Alice Munro is the 13th woman to win the Nobel Literature Prize since it was first awarded in 1901. Alice Munro’s stories are often set in small town environments, where the struggle … Read more
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
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.