Gut neurons help our immune system control inflammation

Different populations of macrophages are among the many types of immune cells present in intestinal tissue. 

To treat the heart, aim the gut

If replicated in humans, the study could lead to a new strategy for treating and possibly preventing heart disease and stroke the top two causes of death worldwide.

Cells that can help mend a broken heart

 By tracking a single cell in a growing heart, Stanford University scientists have discovered a cell type that could repair damaged arteries.

Immune gene tied to Parkinson's disease identified

An estimated seven to ten million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease (PD), which is an incurable and progressive disease of the nervous system affecting movement and cognitive function.

Neural mechanism responsible for fat breakdown

From brain, to fat, to weight loss, a new study has revealed the neural mechanism responsible for fat breakdown.

Aspirin could boost cancer immunotherapy

Giving cancer patients aspirin at the same time as immunotherapy could boost the effectiveness of the treatment.

Cells in mice restore liver damage without cancer risk

In a breakthrough discovery, medical researchers have discovered a type of cell in mice which restores liver damage without the risk of cancer.

Stem cells created from hair to repair damaged nerves

 Scientists have demonstrated that hair follicle can be a source of stem cells that may one day be used to repair damaged nerves.

Scientists design first artificial 'protein-making factory'

 In a first, US scientists have engineered an artificial ribosome - the protein synthesisers of the cell - or what the scientists call 'protein-making factory' that may enable the production of new drugs and next-generation biomaterial.

Researchers shed light on how damaged DNA is repaired
Researchers shed light on how damaged DNA is repaired

In a breakthrough discovery, researchers have revealed how a damaged DNA is transported within a cell and repaired.

Scientists develop artificial muscles onion cells

Now there is more use for onion than just in food, as scientists have created artificial muscles from the vegetable.

'Redesigned' plants to improve biofuel production

Opening up opportunities to "redesign plants" for efficient biofuel production, researchers have identified the gene regulatory network that controls the formation of xylem -- the major component of wood.

How lung cancer can be stopped from spreading

To break loose and spread around the body, lung cancer cells first chop of the protein ties that bind them to other cells, new research shows, adding that targeting this flaw could help stop lung cancer from spreading.

Cells that facilitate tumour growth identified

A recent study has identified the population of white blood cells that tumours use to enhance growth and suppress the disease-fighting immune system.

Now, nanomimics to fight against malaria parasites
Now, nanomimics to fight against malaria parasites

Scientists have recently developed nanomimics that would help fight against the malaria parasites, it has been revealed.

Scientists discover 'chink in HIV's armour'

Scientists have found a new protein, called Ssu72 that seems to be part of a switch used to awaken HIV-1 (the most common type of HIV) from its slumber.

New 'lab-on-a-chip' technology can help in early diagnosis of cancer

Scientists have developed a miniaturized biomedical testing device for exosomes that can help in early diagnosis of cancer.

How zebrafish forms its stripes revealed
How zebrafish forms its stripes revealed

A new research has revealed that three major pigment cell types i.e. black cells, reflective silvery cells, and yellow cells helped in forming the stripes on zebrafish.

`Killer` immune cells destroy body cancer

A new research has suggested that immune cells, known as natural killer cells could help in hunting down and kill cancers that have spread in the body.

New gut insight for irritable bowel syndrome sufferers

Are you suffering from the nagging irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and cannot enjoy your food? Here is good news.