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The findings of the study by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) are published in eLife.(Unsplash)

New insights about age-related macular degeneration could spur better treatments

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 04:44 PM IST
New research reveals insights into potential drivers of the disease -- which currently has no cure -- that could be targeted through prevention or treatment strategies.
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Dr David Sinclair talks about his experiment and if in the future, a pill can be developed to reverse ageing.
Dr David Sinclair talks about his experiment and if in the future, a pill can be developed to reverse ageing.

HTLS 2020: A pill that can reverse ageing? Yes, it will be possible, says Dr Sinclair

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 09:01 PM IST
Dr David Sinclair appeared on the cover of the Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. He is a professor in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and co-director of the Paul F Glenn Centre for the Biological Mechanisms of Ageing.
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Dr David A. Sinclair, Co-Director, Paul F Glenn Center for Biology of Aging research, Harvard Medical School, in conversation with Sanchita Sharma, Editor - Health and Science, Hindustan Times, during the 18th edition of Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS) on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
Dr David A. Sinclair, Co-Director, Paul F Glenn Center for Biology of Aging research, Harvard Medical School, in conversation with Sanchita Sharma, Editor - Health and Science, Hindustan Times, during the 18th edition of Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS) on Friday.(HT PHOTO)

HTLS 2020: Extra years of humans are not very healthy, says David Sinclair

By HT Correspondent | HIndustan times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 08:41 PM IST
Dr David A Sinclair, a top biologist, said there is a need to address ageing which is the largest cause of most disease.
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Representational Image.(File photo)

Scientists reset biological clock to restore vision in old mice

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 04:36 PM IST
If affirmed through further studies, these findings could be transformative for the care of age-related vision diseases like glaucoma and to the fields of biology and medical therapeutics for disease at large
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While many adolescents consider going for(Unsplash)

Popular weight-loss surgery may lead to weaker bone health in teenagers, suggests study

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Boston (Massachusetts) [US]
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 06:18 PM IST
Researchers found that common weight loss surgery for adolescents with obesity called sleeve gastrectomy has harmful effects on bones.
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Snapshots from a new Harvard study on Covid-era dreamscapes

By Madhusree Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 03:06 PM IST
Bugs have featured widely in nightmares during the pandemic. Invisible monsters and invitations from the dead are being reported too. But they’re not all frightmares — some are also dreaming up a cure.
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According to the Harvard Medical School, the reported rate of false negatives in antigen tests could be as high as 50%.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
According to the Harvard Medical School, the reported rate of false negatives in antigen tests could be as high as 50%.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Covid-19: What you need to know today

By R Sukumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 05:49 AM IST
Many rapid antigen tests are inaccurate when it comes to so-called false negatives. In plain English, this means they show infected individuals as uninfected.
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Preliminary results from this research were used to facilitate the start of clinical trials of the vaccine in humans, the researchers noted.(AP)
Preliminary results from this research were used to facilitate the start of clinical trials of the vaccine in humans, the researchers noted.(AP)

Oxford vaccine shows protection against Covid-19 in monkeys: Study

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | London
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2020 06:10 PM IST
The researchers from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the US and the Oxford University found that the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine protects the macaques from Covid-19 pneumonia -- a complication of SARS-CoV-2 infection in which the lungs become inflamed and may fill with fluid.
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In 2018, the Indian Psychiatric Association clarified that homosexuality is not a mental illness but stopped short of calling for an explicit ban on conversion therapy. Doctors who practise it face no action(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
In 2018, the Indian Psychiatric Association clarified that homosexuality is not a mental illness but stopped short of calling for an explicit ban on conversion therapy. Doctors who practise it face no action(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Build a society that respects individual choice | Opinion

UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 07:40 PM IST
Demonising doctors and families who force individuals to undergo conversion therapy is the easy bit. The far harder part is the work that must go into building an affirmative society that is respectful of individual choice
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Exercise alone is not always the most effective way to lose weight.(Unsplash)
Exercise alone is not always the most effective way to lose weight.(Unsplash)

Walking may not help you in weight loss. Here’s why

By Asian News International | Asian News International
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 12:57 PM IST
This study authored by a professor at Harvard Medical School also mentioned that people who took more steps had a declined mortality rate.
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Dr David Ludwig

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2019 05:06 AM IST
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Their pioneering work, carried out in the 1990s and early 2000s, has opened up new strategies to fight diseases from cancer to anemia.(AP)
Their pioneering work, carried out in the 1990s and early 2000s, has opened up new strategies to fight diseases from cancer to anemia.(AP)

Daring to dream: Nobel winner’s nervous night

By Agence France-Presse | Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 06:12 AM IST
Kaelin, who runs a laboratory at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and is a professor at Harvard Medical School, was honored Monday along with fellow American Gregg Semenza and Britain’s Peter Ratcliffe for their research on how cells sense and adapt to changing oxygen levels.
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Fiction: A Tonic For Doctors

By Piyush Jha | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 04:31 PM IST
Column- Recent research says good doctors read textbooks, great doctors read fiction, writes Piyush Jha
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A 2015 paper indicated that Indo-European languages -- the world’s biggest language group that includes Hindi-Urdu, Farsi, Russian, English, French, Gaelic and more than 400 others -- arrived in Europe via the steppes.(Unsplash)
A 2015 paper indicated that Indo-European languages -- the world’s biggest language group that includes Hindi-Urdu, Farsi, Russian, English, French, Gaelic and more than 400 others -- arrived in Europe via the steppes.(Unsplash)

Ancient DNA study illuminates Indo-European language origins

By Agence France-Presse | Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 01:09 PM IST
A 2015 paper indicated that Indo-European languages -- the world’s biggest language group that includes Hindi-Urdu, Farsi, Russian, English, French, Gaelic and more than 400 others -- arrived in Europe via the steppes.
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India is home to 236.5 million 10-19 year olds, which makes every fifth person in the country an adolescent, according to Census 2011 data.(Unsplash)
India is home to 236.5 million 10-19 year olds, which makes every fifth person in the country an adolescent, according to Census 2011 data.(Unsplash)

Basic counselling lowers bullying, violence in Bihar schools

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2018 11:19 AM IST
A study published in The Lancet on Thursday reveals how a one-year ‘lay counsellor’-led health promotion project in government schools in Bihar’s Nalanda district lowered bullying, depression, substance abuse and violence.
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Irregular meal timings lead to weight gain(Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash)
Irregular meal timings lead to weight gain(Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash)

Meal time impacts how much energy we burn: Study

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Boston
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2018 11:59 AM IST
Irregularities in eating and sleeping schedules due to shift work or other factors may make people more likely to gain weight.
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Aspirin can help reduce the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the second leading cause of cancer death worldwide, shows a new study.(Shutterstock)
Aspirin can help reduce the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the second leading cause of cancer death worldwide, shows a new study.(Shutterstock)

Daily use of aspirin can cut down risk of liver cancer

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 04:39 PM IST
Taking two or more standard-dose tablets of aspirin a week for over five years may reduce the risk of developing primary liver cancer, says a new study.
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Spontaneous laughter can also break an argument and avoid serious tensions at times.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Spontaneous laughter can also break an argument and avoid serious tensions at times.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Random Forays: Finding humour amid cynicism

By Vivek Atray | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2018 11:29 AM IST
Being creatively humorous improves relationships and avoids conflicts within the family.
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Healthy diet changes can help you get pregnant faster.(Shutterstock)
Healthy diet changes can help you get pregnant faster.(Shutterstock)

Fertility diet, tips on how to boost your chances of conceiving with food

By Meenakshi Iyer | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 09:25 AM IST
Diet plays an important role while preparing for pregnancy and boosting fertility. According to a study published by Harvard Medical School, the best fertility foods are whole grains, healthy fats, protein packages, and even the occasional bowl of ice cream.
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Pathogens can be involved in serious infections such as bacterial meningitis, and bacterial pneumonia.(Shutterstock)
Pathogens can be involved in serious infections such as bacterial meningitis, and bacterial pneumonia.(Shutterstock)

How do bacteria stick to human cells and cause disease? We finally have an answer

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 02:38 PM IST
A new study has identified how bacteria produce a protein that allows the disease-causing pathogens to stick to human cells. This finding may lead to the development of novel antibiotics.
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