Now, a method to drain cancer's 'fuel tank' and restrain it from coming back

  The scientists have recently found a new way to drain cancer's "fuel tank," which also restrains cancer's ability to come back after treatment.

UK to get world`s first three-parent babies by 2015

The UK government on Tuesday has finally given its nod to make the process legal across the country and the first three-parent baby can be born in Britain by next year.

Children with autism show mitochondrial deficits

Children with autism experience deficits in a type of immune cell that protects the body from infection, scientists have found.

How exercise makes heart healthier

A new study has found that exercising regularly keeps our heart healthy and even reduces the risk of developing cancer and other diseases by targeting the heart cells` powerhouses - the mitochondria.

Voila! Ageing can be reversed, say scientists

The ageing process is like the married couple next door -- when young, they communicate well, but over many years the communication breaks down.

New targets to help treat Parkinson`s disease identified

Researchers have used RNA interference (RNAi) - a natural process occurring in cells that helps regulate genes - to reveal dozens of genes which could represent new therapeutic targets for treating Parkinson`s disease.

Possible culprit behind congenital heart defects discovered

Researchers have shown that mitochondria has the ability to orchestrate events that determine a cell`s future, at least in the embryonic mouse heart.

Why some people remain lean and others obese

Researchers have said that becoming obese or remaining lean can depend on the dynamics of the mitochondria, the body`s energy-producing "battery."

Watchdog protein could help slow progression of Parkinson`s disease

Researchers at McGill University have unlocked a new door to developing drugs to slow the progression of Parkinson`s disease.

Missing link in Parkinson`s found

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered a missing link in understanding how damage to the body`s cellular power plants leads to Parkinson`s disease and, perhaps surprisingly, to some forms of heart failure.

Discovery of key molecule in heart cells could help prevent stroke deaths

Researchers are one step closer in preventing death related to heart diseases, thanks to their discovery of a key molecule in an unexpected place in heart cells - mitochondria, tiny energy factories that house the controls capable of setting off cells` self-destruct sequence.

Vitamin D boosts energy levels

Vitamin D is vital for making our muscles work efficiently and boosting energy levels, a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher from Newcastle University has shown.

Blocking cell distress signals can ease autism symptoms, new theory suggests

Autism may result from chronic danger signaling by mitochondria, cell structures that supply our cells with energy, a new study has suggested.

Mitochondria `were parasites`

Mitochondria are actually highly reduced bacteria, with their own set of DNA, that reside in our cells.

Breast cancer’s ‘Achilles’ heel’ to beat dreaded disease

Mitochondria are the energy-producing power-plants in normal cells.

Fruit fly intestine hold the key to fountain of youth?

Fruit fly intestine may hold the key to fountain of youth, say scientists.

New test formulated to predict success of chemotherapy

A new test has been devised to determine the effectiveness of chemotherapy in cancer patients.