US woman becomes 3rd person cured of HIV

A US patient with leukaemia has become the first woman and the third person to date to be cured of HIV after receiving a stem cell transplant from a donor who was naturally resistant to the virus that causes Aids, researchers reported on Tuesday.

Man gets successful implant of pig heart in world’s first

US surgeons have successfully implanted a heart from a genetically modified pig in a human patient, a first of its kind procedure, the University of Maryland Medical School said Monday.

Pig kidney transplant in human successful in US

For the first time, a pig kidney has been transplanted into a human without triggering immediate rejection by the recipient's immune system, a potentially major advance that could eventually help alleviate a dire shortage of human organs for transplant.

1st Japan birth achieved via egg from unnamed donor

A woman unable to become pregnant with her own eggs due to illness has given birth to a baby conceived using a donated egg from an anonymous third party, a Kobe-based nonprofit organization that mediated between them announces.

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Stents and surgery equally durable, safe: Study

Study finds doctors can choose a treatment option between stents and surgery to reduce stroke risk based on ease, comfort and best fit for a patient's individual medical condition.

February 16, 2022
February 16, 2022

US woman becomes 3rd person cured of HIV

A US patient with leukaemia has become the first woman and the third person to date to be cured of HIV after receiving a stem cell transplant from a donor who was naturally resistant to the virus that causes Aids, researchers reported on Tuesday.

January 11, 2022
January 11, 2022

Man gets successful implant of pig heart in world’s first

US surgeons have successfully implanted a heart from a genetically modified pig in a human patient, a first of its kind procedure, the University of Maryland Medical School said Monday.

October 20, 2021
October 20, 2021

Pig kidney transplant in human successful in US

For the first time, a pig kidney has been transplanted into a human without triggering immediate rejection by the recipient's immune system, a potentially major advance that could eventually help alleviate a dire shortage of human organs for transplant.

July 7, 2021
July 7, 2021

No application submitted for OxyJet performance trial: DGDA

Directorate General of Drug Administration has said they received no application for approval of the performance trial of OxyJet CPAP, invented by a team of Biomedical Engineering Department at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet).

November 11, 2018
November 11, 2018

Artificial intelligence improves wrist fracture detection

Missed fractures are a common category of diagnostic errors and can cause malunion, osteonecrosis, and arthritis, with consequent

October 14, 2018
October 14, 2018

Paralysed patients able to walk following epidural stimulation

Two recent separate studies report successes with epidural electrical stimulation in helping paralysed patients regain the ability to walk.

October 2, 2018
October 2, 2018

Abused children carry the trauma in their cells: Study

Children subjected to abuse may carry the physical hallmark of that trauma in their cells, scientists say, in research that could help criminal investigations probing historic mistreatment.

January 7, 2018
January 7, 2018

WHO prequalifies breakthrough vaccine for typhoid

At the end of December 2017, World Health Organisation (WHO) prequalified the first conjugate vaccine for typhoid, Bharat Biotech’s

December 17, 2017
December 17, 2017

Non-smokers more attractive: Study

If you are a smoker then people will find you less attractive, that’s what a study says. Non-smokers are proved to be more attractive than smokers as proofs of negative impact of smoking on facial appearances, say researchers at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom.

October 23, 2017
October 23, 2017

‘Fungus used in traditional medicine can fight cancer’

Chinese scientists have found evidence that a fungus used in traditional Chinese medicine widely sought by the public for its healing powers, also carries anti-cancer benefits.