IIT Kharagpur Researchers Develop Low-Cost Blood Test Device

The key aspect of the kit is operational simplicity and extremely low running cost.   KOLKATA: Researchers from IIT Kharagpur have developed a low-cost diagnostic device which can perform various pathological tests by using blood taken from a finger prick. The device requires only a paper strip based kit integrated with a smartphone to enable analytics and readout functions and an LED light for imaging, an IIT KGP statement said on Tuesday. The key aspect of the kit, developed by a research team led by Professor Suman Chakraborty, is operational simplicity and extremely…

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Learning with music is good for you. It can change brain structure, say researchers

Listening to music comes with benefits. Using musical cues to learn a physical task positively impacts parts of the brain that process sound and control movement, according to a new study. The findings, published in the journal Brain & Cognition, may have implications for future research into rehabilitation for patients who have lost some degree of movement control. “The study suggests that music makes a key difference. We have long known that music encourages people to move. This study provides the first experimental evidence that adding musical cues to learning…

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Researchers reveal new insights into rare chronic pain condition

People suffering from chronic pain can now heave a sigh of relief as findings from a new study can help researchers develop new treatments for those affected by the condition. The findings by researchers at the universities of Bath and Oxford (UK) suggest that a rare chronic pain condition might involve changes in the way that the brain processes visual information, which in turn could provide new insights into how to treat the condition. Approximately 16,000 people in the UK are affected by a poorly understood condition called Complex Regional…

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Researchers reveal new insights into rare chronic pain condition

People suffering from chronic pain can now heave a sigh of relief as findings from a new study can help researchers develop new treatments for those affected by the condition. The findings by researchers at the universities of Bath and Oxford (UK) suggest that a rare chronic pain condition might involve changes in the way that the brain processes visual information, which in turn could provide new insights into how to treat the condition. Approximately 16,000 people in the UK are affected by a poorly understood condition called Complex Regional…

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