The brain is an extremely delicate organ that, like a glass artefact, needs many layers to protect it from injury. Besides the skull, the brain has three protective tissue layers called meninges. They form a protective covering around the entire central nervous system, including the brain and the spinal cord, and help to regulate different functions of the brain.
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The allopathic system of medicine that treats symptoms of diseases using drugs came into existence in the 19th century. Before that, traditional medicines were common in many Asian countries, including India. A common drawback of allopathic medications is their undesired side effects caused by the adverse reactions of specific drug compounds with parts of our body. This has now rekindled interests among scientists in many traditional forms of medicine which are known to have no side effects.
Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur (IITKGP) and Institute of Pulmocare and Research, Kolkata have proposed a new method to detect respiratory disorders, like asthma—by listening to the sounds made by the lungs.
Delhi, the city once famous for the charm of the Red Fort and the elegance of Qutub Minar, is today infamous for its pollution crisis. Ranked one of the most polluted cities in the world, the air in the city is taking a toll on its residents’ health. With over 10 million vehicles registered in Delhi, it is not surprising that the air is turning toxic. But how bad is the air really in the roads of Delhi?
Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, study what effect tuberculosis has on the immune system of our body.
Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, use magnetic fields to navigate nanomotors in cells.
The excruciating pain of having a failed organ and the grim chances of replacing it is a struggle of millions of patients across the globe. A ground-breaking discovery in this field, is giving a whole new definition to having one’s own personal organ! This discovery is none other than tissue engineering -- a science that has changed the face of organ transplant.
The superbug series: Part 3. The final of a three part series talks about antibiotic resistance showed by disease causing bacteria, its reasons, the problems associated with antibiotic resistance and the severity of the issue in India.
Scientists from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, have developed a novel detonation–driven shock tube device for needle-free, painless drug delivery method. If commercialized the technology could replace the dreaded injections used in drug delivery.
The superbug series: Part 2. The second of a three part series talks about antibiotic resistance showed by disease causing bacteria, its reasons, the problems associated with antibiotic resistance and the severity of the issue in India.