Experimental Zika vaccines protect foetus against infection

Experimental Zika vaccines protect foetus against infection

Pregnant women who are infected with the Zika virus but never display any disease symptoms may still give birth to a baby with microcephaly, a birth defect where a baby's head is smaller than expected.

Jul 14, 2017, 16:20 PM IST
Immune cells key to preventing premature birth identified

Immune cells key to preventing premature birth identified

In a study that could lead to a new therapeutic approach to preventing premature birth, researchers have discovered the critical function of a type of mother's immune cells -- B lymphocytes -- in resisting pre-term birth triggered by inflammation.

Dec 23, 2016, 23:28 PM IST

Precision medicine can widen cancer care options: Study

Of the 129 participants, 29 patients with a total 12 kinds of advanced cancers responded well to molecules that have not been approved for treatment of these tumors by the FDA.

Jun 05, 2016, 06:41 AM IST

Mice experiments show how Zika invades placenta, fetus

In one of the experiments, researchers used pregnant mice that were genetically engineered to lack the ability fight off Zika.

May 12, 2016, 01:30 AM IST

Lab grown beta cells may soon make diabetes history

A team of researchers has brought the end of diabetes closer to reality by announcing a new breakthrough that could lead directly to a cure and not just a treatment for the disease.

Apr 13, 2016, 14:17 PM IST

Cell therapy may mend damaged hearts: Study

 Heart failure patients who are treated with stem cell therapy may have fewer cardiac events, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found.

Apr 09, 2016, 16:25 PM IST

Gut neurons help our immune system control inflammation

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

Jan 25, 2016, 10:35 AM IST

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.

Dec 20, 2015, 08:43 AM IST

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.

Oct 20, 2015, 12:50 PM IST

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.

Oct 11, 2015, 19:30 PM IST

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.

Sep 25, 2015, 15:41 PM IST

Aspirin could boost cancer immunotherapy

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

Sep 04, 2015, 13:29 PM IST

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.

Aug 16, 2015, 17:07 PM IST

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.

Aug 11, 2015, 00:15 AM IST

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.

Jul 30, 2015, 12:27 PM IST
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.

Jul 25, 2015, 13:48 PM IST

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.

May 06, 2015, 10:10 AM IST

'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.

Jan 04, 2015, 16:01 PM IST

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.

Dec 26, 2014, 12:26 PM IST

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.

Dec 20, 2014, 20:31 PM IST