Cells that re-generate liver without cancer risk

 Scientists have discovered new type of cells which are an important part of liver regeneration.

Here's what switches our sleep button on and off

Ever wondered how you went off to sleep and how you woke after sleep?

Genetically-modified yeast yields cheap painkillers

 Researchers from Stanford University have genetically engineered yeast to make painkilling medicines, a breakthrough that heralds a faster and potentially less expensive way to produce many different types of plant-based medicines.

Scientists identify source of liver stem cells
Scientists identify source of liver stem cells

Solving a long-standing mystery about the origin of new cells in the liver, scientists have identified stem cells in the gland that give rise to functional liver cells.

Recycled DNA building blocks could stop cancer

Researchers have found that recycled DNA building blocks are cancer's Achilles heel.

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.

Five health benefits of bell peppers!

Bell pepper is one of the most commonly found chili pepper belonging to the family of Capsicum annuum.

New software makes gene editing technology simpler

Researchers, including those of Indian-origin, have developed a software that can quickly identify most effective ways to target genes with a powerful gene editing tool.

Antibodies developed to battle chikungunya virus

Scientists are developing antibodies in order to defeat mosquito-borne chikungunya virus.

'Cheap and accessible' hormone shows hope of tackling breast cancer

In a new study, scientists have shown that adding a cheap and widely-available female hormone progesterone to the treatment of some breast cancer patients could help beat the disease.

Japanese scientists try to grow human organs in pigs

Professor Hiromitsu Nakauchi will conduct a series of experiments in August to develop human organs in pigs, the cells of which can be used for human transplants, Nikkei Asian Review reported on Thursday.

3D models of neuron to help Parkinson's patients

 In a major step towards development of personalised drugs for Parkison's patients, researchers have managed to grow three dimensional models of cells that are lost with the progress of the disease.

Heartbeat on a chip to improve testing of cardiovascular drugs

A gravity-powered chip that can mimic a human heartbeat could advance pharmaceutical testing and open new possibilities in cell culture because it can mimic fundamental physical rhythms, scientists say.

New test to help early diagnosis of ovarian cancer

Opening up the possibility for early diagnosis of ovarian cancer, scientists have identified genetic material that distinguishes its cells from normal cells.

New drug combo has potential for cancer treatment

The combination of a cholesterol-lowering drug and a contraceptive steroid could be an effective, non-toxic treatment for a range of cancers, says a new research.

Scientists use light to alter genes
Scientists use light to alter genes

With a new gene editing method that uses light, scientists can modify functions of genes more precisely, a new study says.

Key genes behind aggressive breast cancer identified

From a pool of more than 30,000 possibilities, researchers have identified 35 genes and three other molecules that most likely trigger one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer, HER2+.

Longer life may lie in more number of anti-inflammatory genes

A new study has revealed that more anti-inflammatory genes mean longer lifespan for mammals.

DNA can't explain all inherited traits

Characteristics passed between generations are not decided solely by DNA, but can be brought about by other material in cells, new research has shown for the first time.

Indian American develops new imaging technique

A new imaging technique developed by an Indian American scientist will allow pathologists a peek into the structures of tissues and cells, enabling quicker and better diagnostic assessments.