8 percent of Indians, other South Asians carry heart failure causing mutated gene

A new study has revealed that up to 8 percent of Indians and other South Asians carry gene mutation that causes heart failure and potentially fatal heart attacks.

Protein responsible for sepsis identified

Enhanced levels of a protein that induces the creation of fatty acid can lead to sepsis, a leading cause of death for patients in intensive care units, new research has found.

Just feel cold to stay slim

A new study has revealed that exposure to cold temperatures increases levels of a newly discovered protein that is critical for the formation of brown fat, the type of fat in our bodies that generates heat.

Key cancer-promoting gene discovered

A team of researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, has discovered a key cancer-promoting gene that may explain how a protein - TGF-beta - can prevent cancer from forming and encourage its aggressive growth.

New insights into autism spectrum disorders

US researchers have identified a molecular network that comprises many of the genes previously shown to contribute to autism spectrum disorders.

Universal target to treat deadly infections identified

A novel protein could be a universal therapeutic target for treating human diseases like brain cancer, Ebola, Influenza, Hepatitis and superbug bacteria, researchers report.

New cell marking technique sheds light on how brain works

Scientists have colour marked individual brain cells to help improve their understanding of how the brain works.

Scientists reveal how 'lung cancer spreads'

Scientists have revealed the mystery behind spreading of lung cancer.

This protein may help regulate fat levels in humans

A new study has revealed that the protein, which regulates protein production, can also control fat levels.

Protein responsible for sense of touch identified

Solving a neuroscience mystery, researchers, including Indian-origin scientist Sanjeev Ranade, have identified the protein receptor that mediates the sense of touch in mammals.

Protein 'switch' to turn off Alzheimer's identified

 Blocking a protein that acts like switch to wake us up may help prevent Alzheimer's disease, new research has found, pointing towards a new target to prevent this devastating brain disorder.

Scientists discover 'power source' of cancer

A new study has revealed that a similar protein complex and its subunit which is now believed to be a cancer-causing gene that impacts activity of another gene that's tied to tumour growth.

Stem cells may help mend 'broken hearts'

A new study has suggested that delivering stem cell factor directly into damaged heart muscle after a heart attack may enhance cardiac repair and reverse injury.

Scientists discover 'mushroom antibiotic' that kills bacteria

 In a new study, scientists have found a new protein with antibiotic properties in a mushroom that kills bacteria.

Research offers hope for patients with cardiovascular disease

A new research has shown a protein, which controls the growth of new blood vessels, could potentially reduce the effects of cardiovascular disease in patients' legs, including risks of leg ulcers, gangrene, and amputation.

Scientists discover protein that triggers onset of Huntington's disease

Scientists have uncovered signaling by a specific protein can trigger onset of the disease and lead to exacerbation of symptoms and a major contributor to Huntington's disease.

Single protein behind successful fertilisation

An international team of researchers has discovered how a single protein oversees the processing of DNA during sperm and egg generation for successful fertilisation.

Scientists discover 'chink in HIV's armour'

Scientists have found a new protein, called Ssu72 that seems to be part of a switch used to awaken HIV-1 (the most common type of HIV) from its slumber.

Five simple ways to reduce food cravings!

A healthy breakfast rich in protein and fiber can help control food cravings.

Retina protein could prevent blindness

A protein found in the retina plays an essential role in the function and survival of light-sensing cells that are required for vision, researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have found.