Parents of thalassemic children cry foul over haplo stem cell transplant

Parents of many thalassemic patients, who died after undergoing haploidentical (partially-matched) stem cell or bone marrow transplant at the Soni Manipal Hospital in Jaipur, feel cheated. By the hospital doctor’s admission, 14 of the 26 thalassemia patients have died in less than a year-and-a-half of undergoing the partially matched bone marrow transplant (BMT) since the […]

Science body slams ‘Kauravas were test tube babies’ claim at ISC

A voluntary science body Saturday condemned the ‘Kauravas were test tube babies’ claim made in the Indian Science Congress held here, saying it was “wrong to mix mythology and science”. The Breakthrough Science Society, the body committed to propagate science and scientific outlook, said it was distressing that such “chauvinistic claims” about ancient India were […]

New discovery in stem cells may help build strong muscles in old age

Researchers have found how an unexpectedly high number of mutations in the stem cells of muscles impair cell regeneration. As we grow older, our muscular function declines. So, according to the researchers, this discovery may result in new medication to build stronger muscles even when in old age. For the study, published in the journal […]

Check the potential misuse of stem cell therapy

The Union ministry of health and family welfare’s proposal to amend the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, to regulate the import, manufacture, distribution and sale of stem cells and stem cell-based products is critical to prevent potential misuse. Since Dolly the sheep was cloned from an adult somatic cell in 1996, experiments using stem cell […]

Fitness for your sake, not social media

The predictions have started pouring in with regards to the trends that may rule the roost in the wellness sector this year. From swapping retinol with bakuchiol, carbs with cauliflower, and saying no to certain fitness practises just for the sake of social media posts, here are how things will seemingly get better, health-wise. Bakuchiol […]