Scientists find protein in coffee with effect like morphine

Researchers at the University of Brasilia (UnB) and Brazil's state-owned agriculture and livestock research company Embrapa have discovered a protein in coffee with effects similar to morphine.

Stanley Miller`s forgotten experiments analysed

The first-ever analysis of some of chemist Stanley Miller`s old samples has revealed another way that important molecules could have formed on early earth.

Alzheimer`s molecules could have been drivers of early life on Earth

Researchers have said that amyloid plaques, a hallmark of diseases like Alzheimer`s, may have acted as a catalyst to help trigger the reactions that sustain life.

New class of drug targets heart disease

Scientists have developed a synthetic peptide that could be the first in a new class of drugs to treat heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

New drug targets found to help fight Alzheimer`s

Scientists have unveiled two classes of drug compounds, which could help combat Alzheimer`s disease.

Sea cucumbers `may hold key to looking young`

Sea cucumbers and sea urchins could hold the key to maintaining a youthful appearance, researchers say.