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Innovative technique connects liver `directly` to the heart

Innovative technique connects liver `directly` to the heart

A 21-year-old Iraqi woman, who suffered from a rare genetic condition in which blood clots prevented the flow of blood into the liver and outflow from the liver to the heart, has been given another chance to live a full and happy life by the doctors.

A team of doctors lead by Dr. Vivek Vij, Director, Liver Transplant, FMRI conducted an extremely complex lifesaving surgery, in a carefully crafted procedure on December 28, 2016.

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Researchers use tiny 3D spheres to combat tuberculosis

Researchers use tiny 3D spheres to combat tuberculosis

Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new 3D system to study human infection in the laboratory.

Funded by the Medical Research Council, it is published in mBio and a similar study in eLife.

The team, which includes infection researchers, engineers and bioinformaticians in Southampton and at University College London, has used an electrostatic encapsulation technique to make tiny 3D spheres within which human cells are infected with tuberculosis (TB) bacteria to generate conditions that more closely reflect events in patients.

Careful! Are you dating a scammer online?

Careful! Are you dating a scammer online?

Let's face it, the days of dropping cheesy pick-up lines at social gatherings are coming to an end.

We would be hearing less cheesy lines like "Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?" or "Was your dad a thief? Because he stole the stars and put them in your eyes".

The traditional approach to getting an opposite sex to talk to you or take an interest in you by actually talking to them face to face is slowly fading. Our cavemen instinct of hunting is slowly being overtaken by convenience - The equivalent of a caveman ordering pizza delivery instead of hunting.

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World Cancer Day, a day to renew vow to implement preventable strategies in India

World Cancer Day, a day to renew vow to implement preventable strategies in India

World Cancer Day is being observed today (February 4) to raise cancer awareness and to encourage its prevention, detection and management.

Cancer accounts for more deaths worldwide than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF),"Cancer is among one of the three greatest risks to the global economy".

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Scientists find way of boosting immune system's memory to fight cancer

Scientists find way of boosting immune system's memory to fight cancer

Scientists from the University of Southampton in a latest study have discovered an important way in which the immune system can learn to recognise and fight cancers.

The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, shows that 'Akt' is critical for survival of T cells when they turn into memory cells and for how these can then react to future threats.

Why to include facial oils in your daily beauty regime?

Why to include facial oils in your daily beauty regime?

The facial skin has always been considered to be the most delicate one.

The tissues here are so fragile that if not taken care properly, they end up getting dull and age quickly. Besides, getting the maximum exposure of sun and pollution compared to other body parts are also other factors which affect them.

According to Shikhee Agrawal, head training, at The Body Shop, facial oil is the newest beauty trend that helps to combat the damages on facial skin. It has several benefits- from anti-ageing agent to skin medication.

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Sink your teeth this winter into Afghanistan's sinful delicacy- Baklava

Sink your teeth this winter into Afghanistan's sinful delicacy- Baklava

Baklava is one of the major sweet dishes in Afghanistan. This rich and sweet pastry is made up of layers of filo and filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey.

Afghanistan is well known for its delicious food. Apart from its non- vegetarian dishes like Kabuli pulaw, lamb grilled kebab, Mantu, Tandoori chicken and rice dishes; Afghanistan is widely famous for its sweet delicacies.

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Organic recipes for winter to keep you light and healthy!

Organic recipes for winter to keep you light and healthy!

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home," so went the quote by renowned British Poet and Author, Edith Sitwell.

In India, the onset of winter is marked by a chill in the air, a mutual affection for hot Chai, and a variety of comfort foods to enjoy.

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