Activating gene could delay ageing in body

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have identified a gene that can slow the ageing process throughout the entire body when activated remotely in key organ systems.

How corn plants defend against pathogen attack
How corn plants defend against pathogen attack

Researchers from the North Carolina State University have identified crucial genes and cellular processes that appear to control the so-called hyper-sensitive defence response (HR) in corn.

Gene key to slow ageing process identified

In a major breakthrough, researchers have identified a gene that can slow the ageing process throughout the entire body when activated in key organ systems.

How to 'turn off' autoimmune diseases revealed

In a new study, scientists have reached a step further in the battle against autoimmune diseases by discovering how to put a stop to the cells attacking healthy body tissue.

How to 'turn off' autoimmune diseases revealed
How to 'turn off' autoimmune diseases revealed

In a new study, scientists have reached a step further in the battle against autoimmune diseases by discovering how to put a stop to the cells attacking healthy body tissue.

Reducing sitting hours can boost lifespan

A new study has revealed that reducing the sitting hours can help people in protecting the aging of DNA and possibly extend their lifespan.

Factor in naked mole rats help maintain protein quality
Factor in naked mole rats help maintain protein quality

A new study has demonstrated that a factor in the cells of naked mole rats protect and alter the activity of the proteasome, a garbage disposer for damaged and obsolete proteins.

Same mechanism behind both forms of diabetes

Both major forms of diabetes -- type-1 and type-2 -- result from the same mechanism, suggests a 20-year-long research.

How some cancer cells migrate to distant locations

Some cancer cells transform themselves from "economy model to a fast sports car" and breakaway from cells traffic jam to migrate to distant locations, aggravating the disease in the process, says a study.

New method to create nanofibres

Researchers have developed a novel method for creating self-assembled protein/polymer nanostructures that are reminiscent of fibres found in living cells.

Soon see-through organs to better diagnose diseases

A new study has revealed simple methods to see through organs and the entire body to visualize long-range connections between cells as well as fine-grained cellular structures.

How dengue virus suppresses human immune system revealed

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

Pungent flatulence gas can help cells stay alive: Study

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.

Metabolism is linked with gene regulation: Study

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.

Government funding only hope for patients with rare diseases

LSDs are a group of around 45 rare genetic disorders caused by deficiency of a specific enzyme in special compartments (lysosomes) of the cells.

Mature liver cells can turn into stem cells!

Liver is known to regenerate itself, but can liver cells be reverted to a stem-cell like state? Yes, researchers say.

Device to deactivate killer mobiles on highways

A cutting-edge technology pioneered by an Indian engineer deactivates mobile phones before they can cause accidents or deaths on the highways.

Using your brain during adolescence could help keep brain cells alive

Researchers have said that using your brain - particularly during adolescence - may help brain cells survive and could impact how the brain functions after puberty.

Pain and itch blocking antibody discovered

Scientists have discovered a new antibody that simultaneously blocks the sensations of pain and itching in studies with mice.

Gen next plastic computers closer to reality

Scientists have developed a new technique that brings inexpensive computers, cell phones and other systems that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips one step closer to reality.