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World`s oldest woman`s blood hints at lifespan limits

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 17:18

The world`s oldest woman`s blood analysis has concluded that lifespan of humans might ultimately be limited by the capacity for stem cells to keep replenishing tissues day in day out.

New groundbreaking technique may help cure diseases by `editing` DNA

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 16:33

Researchers have for the first time cured a genetic disease in animals by editing their DNA.

Genetic therapy may repair spinal chord: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 21:41

Damage to the central nervous system, the brain and spinal cord, is currently irreparable. But this may change soon as researchers have now discovered that genetic and chemical treatment could help regenerate damaged nerves.

Health risk from wireless technology growing: Study

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 20:42

Health risks from mobile wireless devices like phones and tablets are growing stronger and requires immediate action, according to a new study.

Unlocked: How heredity, environment affect gene expression

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 11:22

Everyone has the same set of genes and it is difficult to determine which genes are heritable or controlled by your DNA versus those that may be affected by the environment. Now, no more.

Gene manipulation helps regenerate organs for first time ever

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 11:54

Researchers from University of Edinburgh have succeeded for the first time in regenerating an elderly organ in a living animal has been to a youthful state by manipulating DNA.

`Stressed` kids from poor backgrounds have shorter strands of DNA

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 11:57

Researchers have said that kids who experience chronic stress from a disadvantaged life have shorter telomeres than their advantaged peers.

Soon, blood test to accurately detect cancers

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 13:30

A quick and simple new blood test may soon diagnose which type of cancer a patient has and how advanced the disease is, scientists say.

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