Protein that boosts immunity to viruses and cancer found

Scientists have discovered a protein that plays a central role in promoting immunity to viruses and cancer, an advance that may open the door to new therapies.

How human cells lifespan can be extended revealed

A new study has shed light on telomeres that are essential part of human cells that affect how our cells age, by extending them to slow down the cell aging process.

Functional tissue-engineered intestine grown from human cells

Scientists have used human cells to grow tissue-engineered small intestine which mimics key aspects of a functioning human gut.

Lab grown intestines come closer to reality

Researchers were recently able to grow a functional tissue-engineered intestine from human cells, it has been reported.

Human cells can 'feel' neighbours with fingers
Human cells can 'feel' neighbours with fingers

Human cells have finger-like projections that they use to feel their surroundings, says a study, adding that these can detect the chemical environment and can “feel” their physical surroundings using ultra-sensitive sensors.

Reprogramming fat cells to treat obesity

Using advanced genome sequencing technologies, researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which white fat cells from humans get reprogrammed to turn browner, thereby helping to burn fat.

Scientists snip out HIV virus from cultured human cells for first time

Scientists have designed a way to snip out the integrated HIV-1 genes for the very first time.

New way of overcoming human stem cell rejection discovered

Biologists have discovered an effective strategy that could prevent the human immune system from rejecting the grafts derived from human embryonic stem cells, a major problem now limiting the development of human stem cell therapies.

Altered gut microbiota could help predict diabetes

Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have found that patients with type 2 diabetes have an altered gut microbiota.

Biggest family tree of human cells created

Biologists at the University of Luxembourg, Tampere University of Technology and the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, USA, have created the biggest family tree of human cell types

Cloud helps image molecules in detail

Researchers have now devised a code that crunches vast quantity of data in hours, instead of days and week, to produce images of single molecules in detail.

US issues warning to unconventional sperm donor

Violators of FDA regulations on human cells and tissues face up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine.

Early warning alerts our cells against invading bugs

Scientists have unravelled how a particular protein sounds the alarm when it detects invading viruses.

`Human cells helpful in repairing spinal cord injuries`

Human astrocyte cells have been found to help repair spinal injury.

`Human cells helpful in repairing spinal cord injuries`

Human astrocyte cells have been found to help repair spinal injury.

Go easy on glucose to live long, cancer-free life

Reducing caloric intake, specifically in the form of glucose, can extend the life of human cells and speed the death of pre-cancerous cells, a new study has found.

Go easy on glucose to live long, cancer-free life

Reducing caloric intake, specifically in the form of glucose, can extend the life of human cells and speed the death of pre-cancerous cells, a new study has found.