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Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai find a novel function for stress buster serotonin to treat neurological decline

The researchers at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Mumbai have found a novel function for serotonin (a chemical that signals between neurons). The recent discovery establishes that serotonin is involved in the generation of new mitochondria (the powerhouse of the cell) in neurons, increased cellular respiration and fuel (ATP) in the cell. The ..

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First healthy baby born with 3 parent in Greece

A three-person baby has been born using genetic material from two women and a man in Greece. The medical technique was used to overcome the 32 year old mother’s infertility. A technique called maternal spindle transfer was used by medical team in Barcelona in which maternal DNA is put into the egg of a donor ..

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Potential of Gold in treatment of Cancer

At present, one isotope gold Au-198, (half-life 2.7 days) is used in some cancer treatments and for treating other diseases. Recently, an international team, led by University of Western Australia and Griffith University, has described how using two imaging techniques can allow scientists to see where gold complexes used in potential chemotherapeutic treatments end up ..

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General Science Compendium-1

Hydrophobia or Rabies:Rabies or hydrophobia is a viral neuroinvasive disease that causes acute encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in warm-blooded animals. It is zoonotic (i.e. transmitted by domesticated / stray animals), most commonly by a bite from an infected animal, but occasionally by other forms of contact. It is fatal if left untreated. In some ..

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