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How dengue virus suppresses human immune system revealed

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 13:02

A new study has revealed a new pathway the dengue virus takes to suppress the human immune system.

Gene therapy used to create `biological pacemaker`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 11:35

A study has revealed a minimally invasive gene transplant procedure that changes unspecialized heart cells into "biological pacemaker" cells that keep the heart steadily beating.

How stress leads to obesity revealed

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 13:20

A new study has revealed the process that can disrupt the process of fat tissue development due to stress.

Soon, personalised gene therapies for vision loss

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 11:21

Researchers have created a new approach to develop personalised gene therapies for patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a leading cause of vision loss.

Pungent flatulence gas can help cells stay alive: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 18:45

British researchers at University of Exeter have designed a new compound that will slowly deliver hydrogen sulfide - well-known as a foul-smelling gas in rotten eggs and flatulence - to treat stressed cells and make them stay alive.

Biotech clusters to be scaled up

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 13:17

The government Thursday announced the scaling up of biotech clusters in the country.

How gene mutation leads to liver cancer found

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 11:36

There could soon be a treatment for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA), the second most common form of liver cancer, as researchers have have now found how two genetic mutations in liver cells may drive tumour formation in iCCA.

Blocking cell signals can stop cancer from spreading

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 18:42

For your knowledge, our cells can change into an invasive, liquid-like state to readily navigate the narrow channels in our body.

Scorpion`s venom can make cancer cells `glow`

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 17:37

In what can alter the course of cancer treatment in the near future, researchers have found a compound that appears to pinpoint all of the malignant cells in a patient`s body.

Metabolism is linked with gene regulation: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 15:41

In a discovery that holds promise for the understanding of many diseases, including cancer, researchers have discovered a new way by which metabolism is linked to the regulation of DNA - the basis of our genetic code.

Burn brown fat, shed weight faster

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 15:29

If you want to lose weight fast, turn your focus on brown fat instead of normal, white fat. According to researchers, brown fat plays an active role in metabolism.

Scientists regrow human corneas using rare stem cells

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 12:53

Scientists have discovered a way to regrow human corneal tissue using hard-to-find limbal stem cells known as ABCB5 molecule.