RNA

Was hair bleach the reason for life on Earth?

Mathematicians have now found that hydrogen peroxide, which is commonly used as hair bleach, might have provided the energy source for the development of life on Earth.

Phosphate-rich food can harm kidneys: Study

Phosphates artificially added to dairy and cereal products appear to cause more of an increase in blood phosphorus levels than naturally occurring phosphates, and potentially put harmful stress on kidneys, says a new study.

Ebola treatment effective 3 days after infection developed

A team of researchers has successfully developed a post- exposure treatment that is effective against a specific strain of the Ebola virus that killed thousands of people in West Africa.

'Chicken-and-egg' dilemma for life's origin on Earth may have been solved
'Chicken-and-egg' dilemma for life's origin on Earth may have been solved

A team of researchers may have solved origin-of-life conundrum.

Genetic trickery deployed by malaria to escape immune system attack revealed

A team of scientists has revealed that malaria plays hide-and-seek with human immune system by using long noncoding RNA to switch genes.

How to stop common cold, HIV virus in their tracks found

Scientists have cracked the code used by a major group of viruses to spread infections such as the common cold, HIV, hepatitis C and polio in the human body, a finding that could lead to new drugs to combat the diseases.

Researchers detect new role for proteins

A study has shown for the first time that the building blocks of proteins can be assembled without instructions from DNA or messenger RNA (mRNA).

Scientist hopes to unlock Ebola secrets at outbreak's source

Etienne Simon-Loriere of the Pasteur Institut in Paris has his fingers crossed. He is heading to West Africa on Sunday to inspect blood samples gathered from Ebola patients in Guinea in hopes of tracing the path of the virus in the country where the current outbreak began.

Scientist hopes to unlock Ebola's secrets at outbreak's source

Etienne Simon-Loriere of the Pasteur Institut in Paris has his fingers crossed. He is heading to West Africa on Sunday to inspect blood samples gathered from Ebola patients in Guinea in hopes of tracing the path of the virus in the country where the current outbreak began.

Scientists may soon 'switch off' cancer cells spread

A new research has explained how studying the diversity of cancer cells could help turn off mutations in cancer cells and strip their adaptability to drugs.

Creation of artificial living system comes closer to reality

A new research has revealed that a team of scientists, in a virtual computer experiment, have discovered 'information strings' with peculiar properties, which are needed to control cell metabolism and provide the cell with instructions about how to divide and are essential for creating more advanced artificial life.

Mystery behind blue chicken eggs solved!

Scientists have identified the genetic mutation that causes some chickens to lay blue eggs.

How life originated on Earth?

Researchers have now offered an intriguing new view about how life began on Earth.

Molecular transistors bring bio-computers closer to reality

Stanford University researchers have made a breakthrough towards the development of biological computers that can store, retrieve and process data using chemical reactions.

Primitive cells to show how first life originated

Penn State University researchers have developed a chemical model that mimics a possible step in the formation of cellular life on Earth four billion years ago.

Did DNA exist before life itself?

Scientists are closer to demonstrating that DNA can form spontaneously from chemicals thought to be present on the primordial Earth suggesting that DNA could have predated the birth of life itself.

RNA-based drugs may prevent premature labour

Researchers have discovered that microRNAs act together with hormones to control onset of labour.

Gene variant role in Parkinson`s `uncovered`

Scientists claimed to have uncovered that a tiny, gene-regulating snippet of RNA
may play a role in the disease.

How body creates red blood cells

RNA prompts stem cells to mature into red blood cells.

Tiny pieces of silent RNA behind healing chronic wounds

Scientists have found the reason behind why chronic wounds have trouble healing— tiny piece of RNA, called as miR-210.