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Kidney Transplant, Dialysis Cases to Double by 2030 to 5 Million: Study

The kidney failure that requires transplant and dialysis may double by 2030 from the current 2.5 million, mostly in emerging economies, said a study on global health. Known as Renal replacement therapy (RRT), through either dialysis or renal transplantation, is a life-saving yet high-cost treatment for people with end-stage kidney failure, said the George Institute for Global Health in its ...

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Bone stem cells may regenerate bones, cartilage with huge future potential: study

Scientists have identified stem cells that are capable of regenerating both bone and cartilage in bone marrow of mice, with future potential in humans too to regenerate limbs lost in accidents. The concept may be familiar in both Bollywood and Hollywood movies, but for the first time researchers have identified the particular stem cells in bone marrow that can be ...

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Internet economy can reach $200 billion by 2020: IT Minister

Faster computer literacy and internet access in India can help the internet-based economy touch $200 billion by 2020 to contribute five percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday. “For the internet economy to touch $200 billion by 2020 that will contribute five percent of GDP, we need to move ...

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Japanese Scientists Succeed to Make Mice Transparent; Invisibility Next?

A Japanese research team has succeeded in turning mice transparent by administering them with special chemicals, a process the scientists say allows the observation of organs without dissection or inserting pipes inside for detecting ulcers or cancer and to study diabetes. The acievement may be said to half-way through to achieve the next phase which is making the mice invisible. ...

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Brain surgery through cheek bone for epilepsy patients possible now

Researchers have developed a robotic device for people suffering from epilepsy that would enter through the cheek bone, thereby avoiding having to drill through the skull besides being much closer to the target area. The device has is a 1.14 mm nickel-titanium needle that operates like a mechanical pencil with concentric tubes, some of which are curved, that allow the ...

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Indian-Origin Scientists Isolate ‘Smart’ Protein from Nerve Cells, with Huge Future Potential

Sanjay Kumar, an Indian-origin scientist, has succeeded to isolate “smart” material from the protein taken from nerve cells that would usher in a new era into making biological sensors, flow valves and controlled drug release systems. "We created a new class of smart, protein-based materials whose structural principles are inspired by networks found in living cells," said Sanjay Kumar of ...

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