Until recently, trying to study key traits of cells from people and other animals often meant analyzing bulk samples of tissue, producing a mushed-up average of results from many cell types. It was like trying to learn about a banana by studying a strawberry-blueberry-orange-banana smoothie.
Around 76.23 percent of the 113 couples surveyed in Mumbai, who conceived through assisted reproductive techniques (ART) had pre-term deliveries. Also, the rate of Caesarean-section deliveries among these couples was 98 percent, showed a pilot study undertaken by National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH), a branch of Indian Council of Medical Research.
Vanderbilt University researchers have achieved the first "image fusion" of mass spectrometry and microscopy, a technical tour de force that could, among other things, dramatically improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.