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Defective DNA Damage Repair Leads to Chaos in The Genome

Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) have now found a cause for frequent catastrophic events in the genetic material of cancer cells that have only been known for a few years. The failure of an important cellular DNA repair system promotes fragmentation and defective assembly of genetic material. Cancer cells with such a repair defect can now be treated by a specific group of drugs

Large Babies Born to Mothers With Diabetes Have a Near-trebled Risk of Obesity

New research published in  Diabetology  (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that children who are larger than average at birth (large for gestational age or LGA) and born to mothers with gestational diabetes are almost three times as likely to be obese as children born to normal size to diabetes-free mothers. The study is by Dr. Padma Kaul (Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada) and co-authors

Microtubule: Visualizing 'Unfurling' Growth

Living cells depend absolutely on microtubules that form a scaffolding for moving materials inside the cell. Microtubule fibers are hollow rods made of much smaller tubulin subunits that spontaneously assemble at one end of the rod, but exactly how they do this inside the crowded environment of living cells has been a mystery. Now researchers have uncovered the mechanism that puts these blocks in place.

Sri Lankan Study: Halting Rise of T2DM Ensures Health of The Girl-Child

The battle against Non communicable diseases [NCDs] will be in the spotlight at the 3rd High-Level Meeting as part of the United Nations General Assembly on NCD's in September 27, 2018. It is hoped that progressive, evidence-based methods towards Sustainable Development Goals by the year 2030 will be accepted by over 50 Heads of States for accelerated implementation.

Diabetes, often considered the mother's disease of most NCDs, will be tabled for discussion to reduce the global burden of disease. What is needed immediately is a strong policy commitment to ensure the meaningful prevention and support of people living at risk for diabetes in the response.

Health Insurance: Customer-centric as IRDAI Panel Suggests Various Changes

To make the health insurance cover more customer-centric, a panel constituted by IRDAI has proposed several important changes to the existing health insurance exclusion rules.

In order to make the health insurance cover more customer-centric, a panel constituted by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has proposed several important changes to the existing health insurance exclusion rules.