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Bentley Bentayga India launch on April 21

The Bentley Bentayga premium crossover will be launched for the Indian market on April 21. It is first high riding vehicle from the Volkswagen owned British automaker and will come here in limited numbers. The Bentley Bentayga was previewed in 2012 through the EXP 9 F concept car followed by its official reveal just over 3 years later at the ... Read More »

Gut bacteria could help prevent cancer

Researchers have shown that various types of intestinal bacteria might be factors in both causing and preventing obesity, and in other conditions and diseases. Now, a UCLA study suggests that it could also potentially be used to reduce the risk for some types of cancer. The research, published online April 13 in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE, offers evidence that ... Read More »

On-the-go diagnosis of HIV and HCV co-infections

A group of researchers at McGill University in Montreal has recently developed a portable, paper-based electrochemical platform with multiplexing and telemedicine capabilities that may enable low-cost, point-of-care diagnosis of HIV and HCV co-infections within serum samples. Credit: C. Zhao/McGill University HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections are among the leading causes of death worldwide, and an estimated one-third of ... Read More »

Repairing DNA damage in the human body

Workers representing the repair system known as nucleotide excision repair (NER), repairing DNA and snakes, representing proteins that bind DNA at gene promoters, potentially preventing them from doing this. Credit: Jackie Mostek UNSW medical scientists have discovered that DNA repair is compromised at important regions of our genome, shedding new light on the human body’s capacity to repair DNA damage. ... Read More »

Gut bacteria could help prevent cancer

Researchers have shown that various types of intestinal bacteria might be factors in both causing and preventing obesity, and in other conditions and diseases. Now, a UCLA study suggests that it could also potentially be used to reduce the risk for some types of cancer. The research, published online April 13 in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE, offers evidence that ... Read More »

KPI presents promising KPI-190 data at eye conference

KPI Therapeutics, a clinical stage biotechnology company presented promising pre-clinical animal results using drugs from its platform of novel Kv1.3 inhibitors as topical therapy for uveitis, an autoimmune eye disease. The results presented at the 8th Ocular Diseases Drug Discovery Conference showed topical administration of these agents reduced disease severity and the infiltration of damaging inflammatory cells in an animal ... Read More »

Angiogenesis factor found to promote three age-related diseases of the eye

A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigator has found that increased expression of the angiogenic factor VEGF-A promotes three common aging-related eye conditions – both versions of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and also cataracts – in an animal model. While VEGF-A was known to be associated with neovascular or ‘wet’ AMD, whether it was a direct cause of the condition was ... Read More »

Human ‘hairless’ gene identified: One form of baldness explained

It’s not a hair-brained idea: A new research report appearing in the April 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal explains why people with a rare balding condition called “atrichia with papular lesions” lose their hair, and it identifies a strategy for reversing this hair loss. Specifically the report shows for the first time that the “human hairless gene” imparts an ... Read More »

Stem cell progeny tell their parents when to turn on

Super-sonic signal: A signal from Transit-Amplifying Cells (TACs) activates stem cells in the hair follicle, researchers have found. Both types of cells appear in green (top), with TACs clustered lower down. The researchers identified the signal as Sonic Hedgehog. In experiments, such as this one (bottom), they disabled the signal, interfering with hair growth and regeneration. Credit: Image courtesy of ... Read More »

India-bound Tesla Model 3 clicked during commercial shoot

The Tesla Model 3, which is also headed to India, has gripped auto enthusiasts across the globe. The company has received over 3,25,000 pre-bookings even before it is officially advertised. A fresh image of the Tesla Model 3 in silver shade has emerged from its commercial shoot in California, thereby creating more hype around the upcoming car. The Tesla Model ... Read More »