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Simple blood test may enhance diagnosis rate of severe liver disease

Using information collected in a liver biopsy study, researchers at Cardiff University have developed a method of determining the onset of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) through the analysis of lipids, metabolites and clinical markers in blood.

Protein that helps breakdown of fat identified

 Researchers have found that a protein often located on the surface of fat droplets within cells -- and especially abundant in the muscles of endurance athletes -- can kick-off the more efficient and healthful breakdown of fat.

How night vision was developed in early mammals?

Night vision evolved millions of years ago in mammals to help them avoid being eaten by dinosaurs.

Borrowing immune cells can help fight cancer

 A team of international researchers has found that if an individual's own immune cells cannot recognise and fight tumours in the body, borrowing immune cells might help.

US researchers develop bacteria-powered solar panel

US researchers develop bacteria-powered solar panel

 In a first, a team of US researchers has created a bio-solar panel that can generate 5.59 microwatts of energy - a big step in the evolution of bacteria-powered energy to run small devices in remote areas where regular battery replacement is not possible.

Here's how Chinese medicinal plant helps treat cancer

A team of scientists has helped crack one of the secrets of a plant used as the traditional Chinese medicine.

New molecular marker can predict breast cancer risk

 Researchers have identified a molecular marker that identifies proliferating cells in normal breast tissue and can predict a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, the leading cause of death in women with cancer worldwide.

New technique allows viewing of cells and tissues under skin

New technique allows viewing of cells and tissues under skin

The technique, called MOZART, was developed by researchers at the Stanford University in California, which shows intricate real-time details in three dimensions of the lymph and blood vessels in a living animal. 

How alcohol ups breast cancer risk

 Drinking alcohol can put you at increased risk of breast cancer by enhancing the levels of a cancer-causing gene, new research has found.

What your parents eat can affect your health: Study

In a recent study researchers used mice that had become obese and had developed type 2 diabetes due to a high-fat diet and then obtained their offspring solely through in vitro fertilisation (IVF) from isolated oocytes and sperm, so that changes in the offspring could only be passed on via these cells.

How aggression can change your brain

 Aggression can lead to generation of new nerve cells in the brain and also change the activity of existing cells, new research has found.

How vitamin A can reduce scarring in blood vessels

 A team of US researchers has developed a new biodegradable material with built-in vitamin A which has been shown to reduce scarring in blood vessels.

Decoded: What 'silences' X chromosome in girls

Nearly every girl and woman on Earth carries two X chromosomes in each of her cells -- but one of them does (mostly) nothing. Do you know why?

Now, novel way to make cleaner fuel cells

An international group of scientists from Russia, France and Germany has developed a novel method to make cleaner fuel cells.

Smokers, e- cigarettes can harm human cells

If you were thinking that electronic cigarettes are harmful for your health, then a recent study reveals that they can damage cells in ways that could lead to cancer and this damage can occur even with nicotine-free versions of the product.

Cellular sensor helps plants find light: Study

Plants wage wars to absorb sunlight and outgrow each other by using their cellular sensors that can set off an internal alarm when threatened by the shade of other plants, scientists have found. If a plant is shaded by another, it becomes cut off from essential sunlight it needs to survive.

Is Ebola virus one-up against bats?

Ebola virus and bats have been waging a molecular battle for survival that may have started at least 25 million years ago, revealed a new study led by an Indian-origin scientist.

Umbilical cells help eye's neurons connect

 Cells isolated from human umbilical cord tissue produce molecules that help retinal neurons from the eyes of rats grow, connect and survive, a new study reveals.

Japanese scientists discover HIV inhibiting protein

TokyoJapanese scientists have discovered a protein, found in humans, that has inhibitory effects on the human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV), the media reported on Wednesday.

Research reveals how cells repair DNA damage

 Danish researchers have discovered a previously unknown function in histones -- responsible for packaging the DNA into structural units -- that will help improve understanding of how cells protect and repair DNA damage.