Priyamvada Gupta

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  • Health Line

    Scientists develop cystic fibrosis cure

    An attempt by researchers at the Department of Pediatrics at Heidelberg University Hospital to treat the most common genetic disease, cystic fibrosis, in living organisms has proven to be successful.

    SciTech | February 9, 2009
  • Health Line

    Diabetes harmful with Alzheimer’s

    Studies conducted at the Cognitive Neuroscience Division of Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center at Columbia University Medical Center in New York show that patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes are twice as likely to die sooner than those suffering only from Alzheimer’s disease.

    SciTech | November 10, 2008
  • Health Talk: Botox

    With the increasing obsession about staying young forever, Botox treatments have become very popular. By removing unwanted wrinkles, many agree that Botox possesses the cosmetic wonders to return that youthful appearance.

    SciTech | November 3, 2008
  • Sci/Tech Briefs

    India launches mission to the moon

    Early this week, India’s first mission to the moon, called Chandrayaan-I, was launched successfully. The PSLV-C11 rocket is an upgraded version of a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle designed by the Indian Space Research Organization.

    SciTech | October 27, 2008
  • Health Talk: The 2008 Nobel Prize in medicine

    This year, the highly esteemed Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Harald zur Hausen for the discovery of the human papilloma viruses (HPV), which cause cervical cancer, and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier for the discovery of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Hausen shares half of the award, while Sinoussi and Montagnier share a quarter of the award each.
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    SciTech | October 13, 2008