Champagne bubbles can solve world's energy needs

Using Japan's most powerful computer, researchers have explored how the physics of champagne bubbles may help address the world's future energy needs.

Molecule that causes rheumatoid arthritis discovered

Japanese researchers have identified one of the substances that cause rheumatoid arthritis, an unprecedented finding that could eventually lead to a cure for the disease, media reported Friday.

First protein microfibre engineered

Researchers have engineered the first protein microfibre which is capable of delivering a small molecule, whether it be a therapeutic compound or other material.

Atomic map reveals how cholesterol is made
Atomic map reveals how cholesterol is made

By mapping the structure of a key enzyme involved in cholesterol production, researchers have gained new insights into genetic disorders as well as the possibility of new approaches to lowering blood cholesterol when it becomes dangerously high.

Molecule that protects female eggs identified

Researchers have identified a key molecule that protects women's eggs against problems that can arise during the maturation process.

Molecule identified to fight oxidative stress

Investigators at the University of Missouri, US have discovered a molecule that treats oxidative stress, long thought of as an underlying cause of some of the most insidious diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

New molecule opens possibility of finding alien life
New molecule opens possibility of finding alien life

Astronomers have discovered a new molecule in space, indicating the complex molecules needed for life may have their origins in interstellar space.

Serotonin can reduce sensitivity to pain

Researchers at Portugal`s Champalimaud Foundation said Friday that the molecule of serotonin in the organism can diminish sensitivity to pain.

Molecules vital for internal body-clock tuning identified

Researchers have found a type of molecule known as long non-coding RNA which is responsible for regulating the internal body clocks.

Artificial anti-cancer molecules created in a jiffy

In what could lead to new anti-cancer drugs, researchers have developed a new method to produce molecules that have a similar structure to peptides which are naturally produced in the body to fight cancer and infection.

Gene key to developing stem cells found

Researchers have found a gene that could be key to the development of stem cells - cells that can potentially save millions of lives by morphing into practically any cell in the body.

Drug screening reveals new anti-cancer compound

Using an accelerated drug screening process, researchers have discovered a previously unknown molecule that kills cancer cells

New molecule can tackle antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Joining the global fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Canadian scientists have identified a small molecule that prevents bacteria from forming into biofilms, a frequent cause of infections.

New molecule may allow for faster dental treatments

Good news for those who dread a visit to the dentist! Researchers have created a new dental filling material that allows for faster dental procedures.

New potential cure for hard-to-treat melanomas on horizon

Researchers have identified two novel BRAF fusions in melanomas previously considered to be negative for molecular targets, and that melanomas with these fusions were found to be potentially sensitive to anticancer drugs called MEK inhibitors.

Molecule critical to healing wounds identified

Researchers have discovered a molecule called FOX01 which is one of the critical players in the wound-healing process.

Molecule linking gut microbes and intestinal health identified

Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have identified a molecule that plays a significant role in the changes in the composition or diversity of bacterial populations in the gut.

Molecule identified as new anti-cancer target

Scientists have identified a molecule called interleukin-11 as a potential new target for anti-cancer therapies.

Molecule responsible for causing feelings of depression identified

Researchers have claimed that they have discovered molecules that are responsible for stress, anxiety and even depression.

Understanding body’s inflammatory response may lead to new cancer therapies

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have discovered how a key molecule controls the body’s inflammatory responses.