Kochi scientists’ unique way to treat residual glioma cancer cells

Scientists at the Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine at Amrita University, Kochi, have come a step closer to using photodynamic therapy for treating residual cancer cells of a high-grade brain tumour (glioblastoma). Photodynamic therapy uses a photosensitive drug that becomes active under the action of light and converts molecular oxygen into reactive oxygen species that kill cancer cells. While the … Continue reading Kochi scientists’ unique way to treat residual glioma cancer cells

Editorial: No risk of brain tumour

Published in The Hindu on October 31, 2011 Five months after the World Health Organisation classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as only “possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B),” the findings of a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) suggest no risk of brain tumour from mobile phone use. There was no indication of “dose-response … Continue reading Editorial: No risk of brain tumour

Young children should avoid using cell phones

Published in The Hindu on June 9, 2011 If the World Health Organisation has classified mobile phones as “possibly carcinogenic” on May 31, the Council of Europe's parliamentary assembly took a proactive step by adopting a resolution on May 27. The Council has recommended restrictions on the use of mobile phones and wireless Internet access … Continue reading Young children should avoid using cell phones

Editorial: Is there a brain cancer risk?

Published in The Hindu on June 4, 2011 The World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has recently classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as “possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B).” The classification is based on increased risk for glioma from increased wireless phone use over a period of time. Glioma is a malignant … Continue reading Editorial: Is there a brain cancer risk?