Category Archives: ALERTS & INFORMATION

Introduction to Proton Therapy

What is Proton therapy and why should you care?

Conventional Radiation therapy techniques use X-rays (‘photons’) to treat cancer by focussing X-rays on cancer regions. Proton therapy is a technique to treat cancer by the use of ‘protons’. The usage of protons to treat cancer may be advantages in various ways.

Radiation therapy for cancer treatment causes unnecessary exposure to healthy cells also, posing health risks on the patient. We can use Proton therapy for the following reasons.

  • We may want to expose children and pregnant women to lower amount of radiation.

YESCARTA | Groundbreaking Approval for 2nd CAR-T technology for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)

FDA approves CAR-T cell therapy to treat adults with certain types of large B-cell lymphoma

Yescarta is the second gene therapy product approved in the U.S.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel), a cell-based gene therapy, to treat adult patients with certain types of large B-cell lymphoma who have not responded to or who have relapsed after at least two other kinds of treatment. Yescarta, a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, is the second gene therapy approved by the FDA and the first for certain types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).

Genetic cause of the Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) discovered!

Congenital Heart disease (CHD) is the defect that occurs in the heart of child right from its birth due to genetic deformity. This could affect any structural part of the Heart such as the walls, valves, arteries, veins etc. CHD being one the most common birth defects has been statistically analyzed to affect 1 in every 100 children. It is also one of the leading causes of mortality from birth defects.

Abnormality in the heart that develops before birth

Can Advanced Heart failure be reversed? Yes, it can be

Heart failure is one of the most dangerous and commonly found diseases in the world affecting more than 26 million people. Heart failure could be alarming because it not only affects the Heart but also most of the other organs too due to the insufficient supply of Oxygen and other vital nutrients. There are several factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stress, hereditary causing Heart attack.  On the other side, there are several methods of treatment available through both Transplantation and Implantation. However, there is at least a small amount of discomfort or unreliability prevailing with most techniques [4 &5].

Repairing Organs with the Touch of a Nano-Chip

Nanochip could heal injuries or regrow organs with one touch by a device that instantly delivers new DNA or RNA into living skin cells to change their function.

What’s a nano chip?
A nanochip is an electronic integrated circuit so small that it can only be measured in the
nanometer scale. The nanochip scale has been the goal of modern technology. With nanochips it would be possible to have computers the size of micro SD cards but thousands of times more powerful because so many more components could fit in a very small space.

Security – Now Matters of the Heart | Trends in Biomedical Engineering

Brief History of Biometric System

In ancient times about 40,000 years ago, men and women who lived in caves of Indonesia are documented to have the oldest cave painting of hand stencils. Some believe the reasons was they were to communicate and their fingerprints ‘have acted as unforgettable signatures of the originator’.

Oldest known Hand Stencil

By 500BC the Babylonian and Egyptian merchants began to use fingerprints in clay tablets to settle business transactions. It was not until 1892 that a strong mathematical analysis of the index to uniquely classify fingerprint was developed.