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Humans not at risk of deadly chronic wasting disease: Health study

Humans not at risk of deadly chronic wasting disease: Health study

A substantial species barrier is preventing the spread of deadly chronic wasting disease (CWD) seen in deer, elk, and moose to humans, found a studyA substantial species barrier is preventing the spread of deadly chronic wasting disease (CWD) seen in deer, elk, and moose to humans, found a study. CWD, also known as zombie deer disease, is highly t

18 May,2024 02:14 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
Why is India the thalassemia capital of the world?

Why is India the thalassemia capital of the world?

Lack of widespread awareness, genetic counselling and traditional belief systems are some of the major reasons why India has the highest number of thalassemia major patients in the world, said experts here on World Thalassemia Day on Wednesday

08 May,2024 12:47 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
Doctors help Thalassemia couple deliver baby without the genetic disorder

Doctors help Thalassemia couple deliver baby without the genetic disorder

The woman underwent three IVF cycles, each requiring intensive hormonal stimulation. Each cycle entailed daily injections for a minimum of 10-12 days, followed by egg retrieval under anaesthesia. The process had to be repeated thrice to amass a sufficient pool of 16-18 embryos, ensuring the possibility of identifying at least one embryo free of it

06 May,2024 04:44 PM IST | New Delhi | IANS
8 early signs of kidney cancer and symptoms you cannot ignore

8 early signs of kidney cancer and symptoms you cannot ignore

Certain risk factors such as smoking, obesity, and high blood pressure can lead to kidney cancer. Genetics may also play a role in predisposing individuals to kidney cancer. It is the need of the hour to pay attention to the symptoms of kidney cancer and seek timely treatment

25 March,2024 06:06 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Why genetic testing is essential to reduce the risk of birth defects

Why genetic testing is essential to reduce the risk of birth defects

By embracing the benefits of genetic testing, expecting couples willing to start a family can proactively work alongside doctors to optimise their reproductive journey and pave the way for healthier generations to come

09 March,2024 03:32 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
'Star Trek' actor Kenneth Mitchell succumbs to fatal motor neuron disease

'Star Trek' actor Kenneth Mitchell succumbs to fatal motor neuron disease

Canadian actor Kenneth Mitchell, known for roles in 'Star Trek' and 'Captain Marvel', on Monday passed away aged 49 due to Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) -- a fatal motor neuron disease.

26 February,2024 04:42 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
Surrogacy rules changed, couples with medical condition can use donor gametes

Surrogacy rules changed, couples with medical condition can use donor gametes

The surrogacy using donor gamete is allowed subject to the condition that the child to be born through surrogacy must have at least one gamete from the intending couple, it stated

23 February,2024 01:13 PM IST | Mumbai | PTI
At Home Genetic Methylation Test: Shocking Results!

At Home Genetic Methylation Test: Shocking Results!

DNA methylation is a biochemical process involving adding a methyl group to the DNA molecule, typically at cytosine bases that precede a guanine, known as CpG sites.

22 February,2024 01:06 PM IST | MUMBAI | Advertorial
Researchers identify 275 mn new genetic variants: Study

Researchers identify 275 mn new genetic variants: Study

The new genetic variants were identified from data shared by nearly 250,000 participants of the NIH's 'All of Us Research Program'

21 February,2024 03:23 PM IST | Los Angeles | IANS
‘People called me old for having grey hair in my 20s’

Mid-Day Premium ‘People called me old for having grey hair in my 20s’

Most of us get judged for having grey hair at an early age. Two women in their 20s express the toll it takes on their mental health and experts highlight why its natural for young adults to have grey hair

19 February,2024 06:50 PM IST | Mumbai | Aakanksha Ahire

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