Diabetics may soon be having single insulin injection in 120 days

Sunday, July 25, 2010 View Comments
Diabetics, who are dependent on insulin to control their blood sugar levels, often find it irritating to prick themselves daily. But these days of pain might be over soon.
A team of scientists at the National Institute of Immunology, India led by its Director Avadhesha Surolia, have developed a technique by which it may be possible for patients to take a shot of insulin just once every four to five months.
The team achieved this without the use of any chemical additives or a device such as a pump or a patch. Their technique primarily involved getting individual molecules of insulin to come together and form multi-molecular complexes, which slowly un-fold & yield insulin.

Some Amazing Facts

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 View Comments

In olden times, people used to have hidden tattooed messages on their scalp, which were revealed only when they shaved their heads.

A company called Intellectual Ventures, in order to prevent malaria in African countries, is working on a fake blood product, which can be placed outside villages, so that mosquitoes can suck on them instead of normal humans. In African countries, about 1 million children die every year of Malaria.

5hrs 27mins is the time average web user spent on social networking sites in February '10, up two hours from February '09.

52% of social networking users posted sensitive information online last year.

Scientifically, one second is equal to 9,192,631,770 times oscillations of cesium atom.