Diabetes patients get hope for slow-healing wounds

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Editorial Team
Apr 23

A new study by Yale University has given renewed hope to diabetic patients with slow-healing wounds.

The researchers found out about a certain protein for maintaining wounds and said that if its effects could be reversed then it could help in healing wounds in diabetes patients.

“We discovered that a specific protein, thrombospondin-2 (TSP2), is elevated in wounds of patients with diabetes as well as in animal models of diabetes,” said Britta Kunkemoeller, one of the researchers.

“To determine whether TSP2 contributes to delayed wound healing, we ge...

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Ayurvedic dengue cure: Indian scientists create first of its kind drug to treat the disease

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Editorial Team
Apr 20

Indian scientists have formulated an Ayurvedic drug to cure dengue, claimed to be the first in the world, and the medicine is likely to be available in the market by next year. The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), an autonomous body under the Ministry of AYUSH and ICMR’s, regional research centre in Belgaum in Karnataka, have already conducted pilot studies which have proved the clinical safety and efficacy of the drug.

According to Professor Vaidya K S Dhiman, Director General of CCRAS, the Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial, which is a ...

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Suffering from cavities? This new technique can treat and rebuild teeth

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Editorial Team
Apr 17

Are dental treatments burning a hole in your pocket? Researchers have now designed a convenient and natural product that uses proteins to rebuild tooth enamel and treat dental cavities. “Remineralisation guided by peptides is a healthy alternative to current dental health care,” said lead author Mehmet Sarikaya at the University of Washington.

The new biogenic dental products can — in theory — rebuild teeth and cure cavities without today’s costly and uncomfortable treatments. “Peptide-enabled formulations will be simple and would be implemented i...

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Now, a vaccine for birth control

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Editorial Team
Apr 16

The vaccine has now received approvals from Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for Phase I clinical trial. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has designed a protocol for this vaccine to be tested on 120 women at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) in New Delhi.

“If it passes through the human phases of clinical trials, it will be the world’s first birth control vaccine, which will temporarily protect women against pregnancy,” Dr Talwar told DNA.

The vaccine is genetically engineered and the techn...

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US FDA approves first AI device to detect diabetic eye disease

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Editorial Team
Apr 13

In a first, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has permitted marketing of an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based device to detect certain diabetes-related eye problems.

The device, called IDx-DR, is a software programme that uses an artificial intelligence algorithm to analyse images of the eye taken with a retinal camera.

The FDA permitted marketing of IDx-DR to Iowa-based medical device company IDx LLC on Wednesday to detect greater than a mild level of the eye disease diabetic retinopathy in adults who have diabetes.

Diabetic retinopathy, a common cause of v...

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