Half the world to be short-sighted by 2050

Boy with glasses (stock image). The number with vision loss from high myopia is expected to increase seven-fold from 2000 to 2050, with myopia to become a leading cause of permanent blindness worldwide. Credit: © gamelover / Fotolia Half the world’s population (nearly 5 billion) will be short-sighted (myopic) by 2050, with up to one-fifth … Read more

Obamacare is main roadblock to cancer ‘moonshot’

President Barack Obama has promised a “moonshot” to cure cancer, but the biggest obstacle to that goal could be his major healthcare achievement – The Patient Care and Affordable Care Act. Obama said in his final State of the Union speech that vice presidentJoe Biden will push researchers to cure cancer within five years. It’s … Read more

All you need to know about the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

The newly launched Vitara Brezza is quite a crucial product for Maruti Suzuki. We say crucial because it has been designed and developed in India using one of Suzuki’s global platforms and unlike Maruti’s previous launches (Read: S-Cross and Baleno) which are limited to the brand’s Nexa premium dealerships, the Brezza is available across Maruti’s … Read more

New research clarifies how stem cells get activated to produce new hair

Stem cells residing in hair follicles are held in an inactive state for long periods of time. A new study shows that these quiescent periods are essential for maintaining the cells’ rejuvenating activity over time, and clarifies the mechanisms that bring the cells in and out of quiescence. Share: FULL STORY Hair follicle stem cells … Read more