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Study: How blood stem cells maintain their lifelong potential for self-renewal

A team of scientists has discovered that cells in the so-called "stem cell niche" are responsible for the lifelong self-renewal capacity.
The study on mice stem cells suggested that the blood vessel cells of the niche produce a factor that stimulates blood stem cells and thus maintains their self-renewal capacity.(ANI)
The study on mice stem cells suggested that the blood vessel cells of the niche produce a factor that stimulates blood stem cells and thus maintains their self-renewal capacity.(ANI)
Published on Jan 27, 2021 06:39 PM IST
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New class of drugs to treat blood and bone marrow cancers: Research

A group of scientists in the US, including an Indian-American from the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, have identified a potential new class of drugs that may prove effective in treating certain common types of blood and bone marrow cancers.
Myeloid leukemias are cancers derived from stem and progenitor cells in the bone marrow that give rise to all normal blood cells.(Unsplash)
Myeloid leukemias are cancers derived from stem and progenitor cells in the bone marrow that give rise to all normal blood cells.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 26, 2020 05:04 PM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Strong activation of anti-bacterial cells of immune system linked to severe Covid-19: Study

A type of the immune system’s T cells known to fight against bacterial infections is strongly activated in people with moderate to severe Covid-19.
T cells are a type of white blood cells that are specialised in recognizing infected cells, and are an essential part of the immune system.(Pixabay)
T cells are a type of white blood cells that are specialised in recognizing infected cells, and are an essential part of the immune system.(Pixabay)
Updated on Sep 29, 2020 08:25 PM IST
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London | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

‘Immune cells involved in protection against Covid-19 identified’: Study

In the research, scientists, including Daniela Weiskopf from the La Jolla Institute for Immunology in the US, extracted blood cells from 10 patients at weekly intervals starting soon after they were admitted to the ICU for Covid-19.
According to the researchers, including those from the University of California in the US, two out of 10 healthy individuals without prior exposure to the virus also harbored SARS-CoV-2-reactive T cells.(REUTERS)
According to the researchers, including those from the University of California in the US, two out of 10 healthy individuals without prior exposure to the virus also harbored SARS-CoV-2-reactive T cells.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 27, 2020 02:00 PM IST
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Los Angeles | ByPress Trust of India

Coronavirus pandemic: This is how COVID-19 disease kills people

COVID-19 mostly kills through an overreaction of the immune system, whose function is precisely to fight infections, say scientists who have decoded the mechanisms, symptoms, and diagnosis of the disease caused by the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus.
In this photo taken Wednesday, May, 13, 2020, a doctor tends to a patient in a ward for coronavirus patients at the Martini Hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia. Years of conflict, instability and poverty have left Somalia ill-equipped to handle a health crisis like the coronavirus pandemic.(AP)
In this photo taken Wednesday, May, 13, 2020, a doctor tends to a patient in a ward for coronavirus patients at the Martini Hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia. Years of conflict, instability and poverty have left Somalia ill-equipped to handle a health crisis like the coronavirus pandemic.(AP)
Updated on May 15, 2020 06:01 PM IST
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Beijing | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

Here’s how less muscle, more body fat may affect our intelligence

The study, published in the journal “Brain, Behaviour, and Immunity”, looked at the data from more than 4,000 middle-aged to older UK Biobank participants, both men and women.
The study, published in the journal “Brain, Behaviour, and Immunity”, looked at the data from more than 4,000 middle-aged to older UK Biobank participants, both men and women.(Unsplash)
The study, published in the journal “Brain, Behaviour, and Immunity”, looked at the data from more than 4,000 middle-aged to older UK Biobank participants, both men and women.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 19, 2019 06:08 PM IST
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Scientists discover new approach to treating incurable leukaemia in children

It involves large quantities of malignant progenitor cells building up in a person’s blood instead of healthy white blood cells.
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is a form of blood cancer that primarily affects children and young people.(Unsplash)
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is a form of blood cancer that primarily affects children and young people.(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 29, 2019 02:02 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c.

PM Modi grants 30 lakh for treatment of girl suffering from aplastic anemia

Aplastic anaemia is a condition that occurs when the body stops producing enough new blood cells. Aplastic anemia leaves a person at higher risk of infections and uncontrolled bleeding.
Prime Minister Narendra has sanctioned a grant of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>30 lakh for the treatment of Lalit, a girl suffering from aplastic anemia. (PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra has sanctioned a grant of 30 lakh for the treatment of Lalit, a girl suffering from aplastic anemia. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2019 11:06 AM IST
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Google honours Lucy Wills who discovered folic acid

Google Doodle: Lucy Wills’ research on anaemia in pregnant women in 1928 led to the discovery of folic acid that helps prevent birth defects in babies.
Lucy Wills is attributed with discovering folic acid.(Google.com)
Lucy Wills is attributed with discovering folic acid.(Google.com)
Updated on May 10, 2019 12:08 PM IST
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‘Mumbai is facing severe blood shortage’:founder of Think Foundation

An official at JJ Hospital’s blood bank said none of the negative blood types were available at the hospital. “We have been facing shortage for the past three weeks,” the official said.
At least 25,000 donors are needed every month to meet the city’s blood requirement.(HT Photo)
At least 25,000 donors are needed every month to meet the city’s blood requirement.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2019 02:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, MUMBAI | ByHT Correspondent

Body mass index (BMI) plays significant role in progression of multiple sclerosis: Study

A recent study has identified a link between high levels of blood lipids and worsening of disease in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who are overweight or obese.
Researchers found that overweight and obese individuals with MS have higher ceramide levels than people with the disease who are not overweight.(Unsplash)
Researchers found that overweight and obese individuals with MS have higher ceramide levels than people with the disease who are not overweight.(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 02:55 PM IST
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Lucknow: Blood and saline water 50-50, life risk 100 per cent

Beware! After adulterated food, it is adulterated blood now. The five racketeers arrested here by the special task force (STF) of UP Police on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday had put hundreds of lives at risk by selling blood mixed with equal amount of saline water.
The gang members never tested the donated blood for HIV, Hepatitis, malaria etc, he said and added that the raiding teams recovered blood bags, testing kits and other equipment worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.5 lakh.(Representative image)
The gang members never tested the donated blood for HIV, Hepatitis, malaria etc, he said and added that the raiding teams recovered blood bags, testing kits and other equipment worth 1.5 lakh.(Representative image)
Published on Oct 27, 2018 03:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByGaurav Saigal, Lucknow

Sickle-cell disease, here’s everything you need to know about this painful condition

Sickle-cell disease, also called sickle-cell anemia, is a painful condition which leads to the deformation and break-down of red blood cells.
Patients with sickle cell disease have a single mutation in the gene that encodes haemoglobin, the protein that allows red blood cells to carry oxygen.(Shutterstock)
Patients with sickle cell disease have a single mutation in the gene that encodes haemoglobin, the protein that allows red blood cells to carry oxygen.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 04, 2018 01:31 PM IST
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Asian News International, Washington DC | ByHT Correspondent

World Hepatitis Day 2018: Cause, symptoms and treatment of the disease

On World Hepatitis Day, we tell you some interesting facts about the causes and symptoms of the disease as well as what can be done about it.
World Hepatitis Day is held on July 28. Viral hepatitis, be it hepatitis A, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C, are a group of diseases that affect the liver.(Shutterstock)
World Hepatitis Day is held on July 28. Viral hepatitis, be it hepatitis A, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C, are a group of diseases that affect the liver.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 28, 2018 09:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Now thalassemia can be treated in the womb with this gene editing technique

India has the largest number of patients with thalassemia major in the world -- about 1 to 1.5 lakh. The technique might be able to achieve even higher success rates if they can administer it multiple times during gestation, the researchers said.
Can this new technique detect and treat thalassemia?(Shutterstock)
Can this new technique detect and treat thalassemia?(Shutterstock)
Published on Jul 11, 2018 02:51 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByHT Correspondent

This cancer drug can repair lung damages done by cigarette smoke

The cancer drug, plerixafor, stimulates the immune system to release more of a certain stem cell (hematopoietic progenitor cells, or Hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs)) from the bone marrow into the bloodstream. The drug is used to treat some types of cancer that originate in the blood cells.
Can this drug save your lungs from smoke?(Shutterstock)
Can this drug save your lungs from smoke?(Shutterstock)
Published on Jul 05, 2018 02:09 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByHT Correspondent

Malaria treatment, scientists have decoded how parasites invade our cells

Malaria treatment: A new vaccine for malaria may soon be developed after scientists claimed they’ve decoded how the parasites invade human cells.
Malaria treatment: Scientists used the Nobel Prize-winning technology cro-EM to decode how malaria parasites invade our cells.(AFP)
Malaria treatment: Scientists used the Nobel Prize-winning technology cro-EM to decode how malaria parasites invade our cells.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 11:22 AM IST
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Press Trust of India, Melbourne | ByHT Correspondent

World blood donor day: PGIMER urges people to donate platelets

At the PGIMER, daily over 100 patients need platelets. As platelets must be transfused within five days of donation, it becomes more crucial for blood banks to keep a fresh supply.
A person can donate blood four times in a year, whereas he or she can donate platelets 24 times a year.(HT File)
A person can donate blood four times in a year, whereas he or she can donate platelets 24 times a year.(HT File)
Updated on Jun 14, 2018 12:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByTanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh

‘My daughter’s transplant led to complications; I need Rs. 25 lakh more’

Mother of 3.5-year-old seeks funds to cover the steep cost of her treatment. Read on to know how your contribution can make a significant difference to their lives.
Ishwari, who has developed an infection called the Graft Versus Host Disease.(Ketto)
Ishwari, who has developed an infection called the Graft Versus Host Disease.(Ketto)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 10:53 AM IST
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This natural antioxidant found in our body could help improve heart health

A recent analysis of health data from almost 100,000 veterans, both with and without HIV infection, found that within normal ranges, higher levels of bilirubin in the blood were associated with lower rates of heart failure, heart attack and stroke.
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Published on May 20, 2018 02:52 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByHT Correspondent

Blood cancer’s signs, diagnosis and cure. All you need to know about it

We get doctors to share some of the common signs and symptoms of blood cancer in layman’s terms.
Prompt and early diagnosis of blood cancer, along with regular treatment by experts, increases chance of cure.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Prompt and early diagnosis of blood cancer, along with regular treatment by experts, increases chance of cure.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 18, 2018 03:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByManali Shah

Proteins repair muscles after workout, try these 6 plant-based sources

A good workout is only half job done. You need to follow it up with proteins to see some visible weight loss results. Proteins are the building blocks of the body. They are required for the maintenance of our tissues, muscles, blood cells, hormones, among others.
Protein is needed to repair muscles after an intense workout. These are the best sources of plant-based proteins.(Shutterstock)
Protein is needed to repair muscles after an intense workout. These are the best sources of plant-based proteins.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 24, 2018 01:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMeenakshi Iyer

Breakthrough: Here’s why iron can worsen malaria infection

Researchers found that extra iron interferes with ferroportin, a protein that prevents a toxic build-up of iron in red blood cells and helps protect cells against malaria infection.
A mutant form of ferroportin that occurs in African populations appears to protect against malaria.(Shutterstock)
A mutant form of ferroportin that occurs in African populations appears to protect against malaria.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 03:15 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByHT Correspondent

When once is enough: Just one high-fat meal can pave way for heart disease

Just four hours after consuming a milkshake made with whole milk, heavy whipping cream and ice cream, healthy young men had blood vessels less able to relax.
Scientists said that there is a definite cumulative toll from this type of eating(Shutterstock)
Scientists said that there is a definite cumulative toll from this type of eating(Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 29, 2018 01:10 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c.

Board exams: Here’s how to bust anxiety, boost your memory

A little anxiety before exams is natural and is essential for peak performance, but if it’s making you restless and lose concentration, you need active de-stressing to calm the mind.
Student counsellors say that apart from six to seven hours of restful sleep to consolidate memory, your brain needs a regular dose of fresh air and nutrition to help recall and surf the waves of exam anxiety.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Student counsellors say that apart from six to seven hours of restful sleep to consolidate memory, your brain needs a regular dose of fresh air and nutrition to help recall and surf the waves of exam anxiety.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 01:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySanchita Sharma
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