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Grapefruit juice boosts cancer drugs’ efficacy


August 8th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A glass of grapefruit juice a day could indeed boost the efficacy of cancer drugs, check their side effects and also reduce the cost of the ... Read more...

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India faces huge donor crunch in liver transplants: Experts


October 7th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) India is facing a huge donor crunch in liver transplants -- of the nearly 20,000 needy patients, only 500 are able to get them, according ... Read more...

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Government for public-private tie-up on organ transplants


May 31st, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) To meet the increasing demand of organ transplantation, public-private partnership between hospitals in the country is the way forward, Director General of Health Services R.K. ... Read more...

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Scottish scientists grow kidneys in lab


April 10th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 10 (ANI): Scottish scientists have made a breakthrough in organ transplantation by successfully growing kidneys in a laboratory.The development could help tackle the tragic shortage of organs for transplant, reports ... Read more...

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Cell population responsible for body’s immune response identified


March 7th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 07 (ANI): The key immune cell population responsible for regulating the body's immune response has been identified.The finding by the scientists from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute could have ... Read more...

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Human trafficking manual helps police in northeast


February 20th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman Shillong, Feb 20 (IANS) What does human trafficking mean, why is it done, what punishment can it attract and how do we rehabilitate victims? A manual on human trafficking ... Read more...

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Red wine compound ‘can give a boost to breast cancer treatment’


February 15th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that resveratrol - a compound found in red wine - when combined with rapamycin can have a tumor-suppressing effect on breast cancer cells that are ... Read more...

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Oz kidney buyers giving China’s ‘transplant tourism’ a boost


February 6th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 6 (ANI): Sick Australians are now buying kidneys from dead people in developing countries with just a click of a mouse and as little as 15,000 dollars.According to Kidney Health ... Read more...

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Health Minister Gulam Nabi Azad ask people to donate organs to save lives


November 27th, 2010 - 11:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.27 (ANI): Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday asked people to donate organs to help the noble cause of saving precious lives.Speaking at ... Read more...

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‘Stiff penalties mooted for unethical practices in organ grafting’


November 27th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Saturday said stiff penalties have been proposed for unethical practices related to organ donation in an amendment to the existing law.Speaking at ... Read more...

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Apollo reaches highest organ transplant in India


August 26th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Healthcare provider Apollo Hospital is the only hospital in India to have performed 534 organ transplants in less than eight months across the country, its chairman Prathap ... Read more...

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Thymus cells successfully transformed into skin cells


August 19th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 19 (ANI): Swiss researchers have successfully transformed cells taken from the thymus into skin cells - a discovery that may have important ramifications for the field of organ regeneration.The findings ... Read more...

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Minister inaugurates organ transplant unit


June 12th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, June 12 (IANS) Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurated the Organ Transplant Unit at Artemis Health Institute (AHI) in Gurgaon Saturday. A two-day workshop on pelvic surgery ... Read more...

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Global Hospitals to invest Rs.200 crore


June 11th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) Global Hospitals will come up with a 400-bed tertiary care centre in Mumbai with an investment of Rs.200 crore, a top official said Friday. The facility, to be set ... Read more...

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Model Student Sheryl Wolfe Passes Away, Organs Donated Following Her Wish


April 21st, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Honolulu, Apr 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mililani High student Sheryl Wolfe passed away last Monday owing to a massive stroke. Reportedly, she was eighteen years old. The aspiring model was the ... Read more...

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How genes interact with their environment to raise disease risk


February 19th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has revealed how human genes interact with their environment to cause disease.According to researchers, ... Read more...

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‘Jekyll and Hyde’ cell paves way for muscular dystrophy, fibrosis treatment


January 19th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Researchers at the University of British Columbia have identified new potential targets for the treatment of muscle diseases such as muscular dystrophy and fibrosis.Study's lead author Fabio Rossi ... Read more...

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Early immune response may help combat hit-and-hide cancer viruses


January 16th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Retroviruses such as HIV and HTLV-1 don't hit-and-run, they hit-and-hide. Now, researchers at Ohio State University have revealed that an early and strong immune response might help curb ... Read more...

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Grandparents, grandchildren can now donate organs to relatives


December 18th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Grandparents and grandchildren have been included in the list of near relatives who can donate organs to a patient, according to a bill on organ transplantation introduced ... Read more...

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Doctors to get 10 years jail for illegal organ trade (Lead)


September 17th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Doctors and touts involved in illegal organ transplantation will be put behind bars for 10 years, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Thursday soon after the ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves proposal to amend organ transplantation act


September 17th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The government Thursday approved a health ministry proposal to amend the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994, to curb illegal organ trade and impose stringent penalties ... Read more...

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Two-thirds of China’s transplants from executed prisoners


August 26th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 26 (DPA) About two-thirds of China's transplanted organs still come from executed prisoners despite government efforts to build a system of public donors for the one million people awaiting transplants, ... Read more...

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Protein key to hepatitis C virus replication identified


August 15th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 15 (ANI): Experts at Heidelberg University Hospital in Germany say that they have identified a protein in infected liver cells that is essential for the replication of the hepatitis C ... Read more...

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Total cure for fungal infections found


August 1st, 2009 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 1 (IANS) Fungal infections can be deadly as fungus germs have developed resistance to drug treatment. But now researchers have found a way to make drugs more effective in clearing ... Read more...

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New stem cell therapy may repair damaged heart


July 21st, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Scientists from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, have genetically engineered cells that help form scar tissue after a heart attack into a type of cell that does just ... Read more...

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Microscopic ‘beads’ may revolutionise organ transplantation


July 7th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): If Medical College of Georgia researchers are to be believed, organ transplantation in future may include microscopic beads that create "designer" immune cells so that patients may tolerate ... Read more...

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Public sector vaccine institutes to be revived, declares Azad


July 1st, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The government Wednesday announced plans to revive the public sector vaccine producing institutes in the country. "An oversight committee has already prepared a roadmap for revamping the ... Read more...

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Medical experts sceptical of China’s organ transplantation practices


April 23rd, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): A majority of doctors have expressed concerns over the organ transplantation practices in China.According to a report, over 95 percent of organ donors in China are prisoners.Globalization ... Read more...

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Organ regeneration through stem cells gets closer to reality


February 27th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Bringing bio-engineered organs a step closer to reality, scientists have described how a "scaffolding" material extracted from the groin area of mice could be used to grow ... Read more...

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US” pharmaceutical company obtains licensing rights from IMTECH


February 24th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb. 24 (ANI): The US-based Nostrum Pharmaceuticals has obtained worldwide licensing rights from the Indian-based Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), to develop and commercialise Caerulomycin A, and its proprietary ... Read more...

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HIV patients can have long-term kidney transplant survival rates too


January 20th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): HIV-positive kidney transplant recipients could have the same one-year survival rates for themselves and their donor organs as those without HIV, if certain risk factors for transplant ... Read more...

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‘Smart scaffolds’ likely to heal broken hearts


January 14th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 14 (IANS) New treatments are being developed that heal broken hearts or muscle loss by prompting the the body to repair damaged tissues. Canadian researchers, for the first time, have ... Read more...

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Now, ‘’smart scaffolds” to mend broken hearts


January 13th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Canadian scientists have created ''smart scaffolds'' that can help the human body to repair broken heart tissues rather than just aid people to live with the weakened ... Read more...

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Ramadoss announces national organ transplant programme


November 15th, 2008 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Nov 15 (ANI): Union Health Minister Dr Anbumani Ramadoss today launched a National Organ Transplant Programme to improve the scenario for major transplantations like kidney, liver and heart in the ... Read more...

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Punjab shows the way to raise awareness about organ donation


October 29th, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Karan KapoorLudhiana, Oct 29 (ANI): Though organ transplantation in India was started in 1971, the donations from cadavers were negligible. However Punjab has recently made a beginning in spreading awareness ... Read more...

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