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Sun Pharma reports interim results from Phase 2 study of interleukin-23

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries has reported interim results from a Phase 2 study of interleukin-23 (IL-23) inhibitor ILUMYA (tildrakizumab-asmn) in patients with active psoriatic arthritis that was presented in a late-breaking oral presentation at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) in Madrid, Spain. The interim analysis revealed that over 71% of patients treated with ILUMYA experienced a 20 percent ... Read More »

TCS, Confederation of British Industry publish new research study

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Confederation of British Industry (CBI) have published a new research study that highlighted the UK’s rapidly accelerating digital talent gap. The study titled ‘Delivering Skills for the New Economy’ surveyed 250 companies. The report highlights the UK’s rapidly accelerating digital talent gap as new technologies transform the way we live and work. Currently, the UK ... Read More »

Suven Life Sciences completes Phase 2 study of SUVN-502 for moderate Alzheimer’s disease

Suven Life Sciences has completed last patient last visit (LPLV) for its Phase 2 POC study of SUVN-502 for moderate Alzheimer’s disease. The company expects to report the top-line data of this study at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) on July 17, 2019 at Los Angeles. This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study is evaluating the efficacy and safety of two doses ... Read More »

Glenmark reports positive results from Phase 3 study of Ryaltris

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has reported positive results from a Phase 3 study of Ryaltris, an investigational fixed-dose combination nasal spray for the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR). The study in patients aged 6 to under 12 years met its primary endpoint in achieving clinically meaningful and statistically significant change from baseline in average morning and evening Reflective Total Nasal Symptom ... Read More »

Most Indian adults not aware they are suffering from hypertension: Study

Researchers have used National Health and Family Survey (NFHS-4, 2015-16) data of 7,31,864 individuals aged 15-49 years, which covered each district of 29 states and 7 union territories of India. The study published in PLOS Medicine suggests that 3 out of 4 individuals with hypertension ever had their blood pressure measured, less than half of individuals (45 per cent) had ... Read More »

Body can adapt to occasional short-term overeating: Study

Obesity and type 2 diabetes have increased significantly worldwide within the past 30 years. Lifestyle factors such as overindulging in high-calorie foods play a large role in the development of these two serious health conditions. For the study, researchers from Deakin University in Australia studied a small group of healthy and lean men with an average age of 22. Volunteers ... Read More »

People with happy spouses may live longer: Study

The study, published in the journal Psychological Science, shows that spousal life satisfaction was associated with mortality, regardless of individuals’ socioeconomic or physical health status. Spouses’ life satisfaction was an even better predictor of participants’ mortality than participants’ own life satisfaction. Participants who had a happy partner at the beginning of the study were less likely to pass away over ... Read More »

Antibiotic use may up heart attack, stroke risk in women: Study

The study, published in the European Heart Journal, found that women aged 60 or older who took antibiotics for two months or more had the greatest risk of cardiovascular disease, but long duration of antibiotic use was also associated with an increased risk if taken during middle age (aged 40-59). The researchers could find no increased risk from antibiotic use ... Read More »

Just 16-minute sleep loss may put your job at risk: Study

A study, published in the journal Sleep Health, found that reducing your sleep routine during the work-week greatly interferes with job performance. The researchers from University of South Florida in the US found workers are more likely to have poor judgement and fall off-task the next day. Researchers surveyed 130 healthy employees who work in Information Technology and have at ... Read More »

Turmeric compounds may help combat cancer: Study

Researchers Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP) and the Federal University of Para (UFPA) in Brazil identified possible therapeutic effects of curcumin, the yellow powder derived from the roots of the turmeric plant. “We undertook a vast review of the scientific literature on all nutrients and bioactive compounds with the potential to prevent or treat stomach cancer and found that ... Read More »

Yale study revives cellular activity in pig brains hours after death

The scientists emphasized that their work did not even come close to reawakening consciousness in the disembodied pig brains. In fact the experiment was specifically designed to avoid such an outcome, however improbable. Still, the study raises a host of bioethical issues, including questions about the very definition of brain death and potential consequences for protocols related to organ donation. ... Read More »

At least 3 blood pressure measurements gives accurate data: Study

The study recently published in the Journal of Human Hypertension was conducted by researchers at Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), AIIMS, New Delhi, and the Economics and Planning unit of the Indian Statistical Institute. Either due to patient load or lack of awareness among physicians, often single blood pressure measurement is used to diagnose and manage hypertension. This results ... Read More »

New species of tiny early humans discovered: Study

Researchers from Australian National University (ANU) said that the findings represent a major breakthrough in our understanding of human evolution across Southeast Asia. The team uncovered the remains of at least two adults and one juvenile within the same archaeological deposits in the Philippines, proving the region played a key role in hominin evolutionary history. “The fossil remains included adult ... Read More »

Use the smartphone to unwind? Study says it may be bad for your health

The study, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, is the first to thoroughly evaluate how smartphone use is associated with measures of subjective and psychological wellbeing. Researchers at Deakin University in Australia showed habitual smartphone use and entertainment use — to relax, escape and pass time — were the best predictors of lower wellbeing. The survey of over ... Read More »

150 Sri Lankan students gets Mahatma Gandhi scholarships for study in India

Sri Lankan education minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu gave the scholarships at a special ceremony held in Colombo on Wednesday.  This is the twelfth year in continuum that India has provided Mahatma Gandhi scholarships to bright students across Sri Lanka. The minister appreciated the assistance provided by India including for the new trilingual school ... Read More »

Sleep deprivation may increase Alzheimer’s risk: Study

Researchers found that sleeplessness accelerates the spread of toxic clumps of tau through the brain. Tau is a harbinger of brain damage and decisive step along the path to dementia. The findings published in the journal Science, indicate that lack of sleep alone helps drive the disease and suggests that good sleep habits may help preserve brain health. Tau is ... Read More »

Junk food diet raises depression risk: Study

The study by a University in UK found that eating foods which are known to promote inflammation such as those high in cholesterol, saturated fats and carbohydrates puts people at 40 per cent higher risk of depression. The team analysed data from 11 existing studies that focused on the link between depression and pro-inflammatory diets encompassing more than 100,000 participants, ... Read More »

Flowers originated 50 million years earlier than thought: Study

Till now, angiosperms (flowering plants) were thought to have a history of no more than 130 million years. The discovery of the novel flower species, which the researchers named Nanjinganthus dendrostyla, throws widely accepted theories of plant evolution into question, by suggesting that they existed around 50 million years earlier.  Nanjinganthus also has a variety of ‘unexpected’ characteristics according to ... Read More »