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Japanese scientists say that tobacco plants could become a cheap source of a protein that can detect hepatitis B in donated blood. They have genetically engineered tonacco plants to produce a viral

Neurosurgeons in Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital and University College of Medical Sciences have successfully removed a tumour that affects the aural nerve in the brain through the ear, instead of the

A controversial high-dose chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer appears to be no better than conventional chemotherapy , according to a new study by researchers in the Netherlands. In the study,

The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Mr Dalit Ezhilmalai, has cautioned against rapid urbanisation and uncontrolled developmental projects encouraging large population movements which, he

A daily meal of fish can cut the risk of heart attack by 30 per cent, according to new research. Professor Lawrie Beilin, scientific director of the Heart Research Institute of Western Australia,

A genetics pioneer wants to try gene therapy on foetuses in hopes of curing them of deadly diseases before they're even born. But first he's asking scientists and ethicists to debate the experiment

Close on the heels of the controversy pertaining to Ciba Vision's launch of an 'all in one' solution for soft contact lenses, its sister convern Novartis India Ltd (NIL) is now planning to introduce

The Centre has embarked upon an exercise to review the Drug Policy governing the pharmaceutical sector of the country . This would in effect mean a total rehauling of the Drug (price Control) Order,

Indian scientists studying the structure of living cells have discovered tiny rafts on their surface transporting a class of proteins the way boats carry people across the river. The phenomenon of

A galaxy of the world's top immunologists, including several Novel laureates, are among the 3,000 scientists who would be attending the 10th international congress on immunology beginning on