Same mechanism behind both forms of diabetes

Both major forms of diabetes -- type-1 and type-2 -- result from the same mechanism, suggests a 20-year-long research.

How some cancer cells migrate to distant locations

Some cancer cells transform themselves from "economy model to a fast sports car" and breakaway from cells traffic jam to migrate to distant locations, aggravating the disease in the process, says a study.

New method to create nanofibres

Researchers have developed a novel method for creating self-assembled protein/polymer nanostructures that are reminiscent of fibres found in living cells.

Soon see-through organs to better diagnose diseases

A new study has revealed simple methods to see through organs and the entire body to visualize long-range connections between cells as well as fine-grained cellular structures.

How dengue virus suppresses human immune system revealed

A new study has revealed a new pathway the dengue virus takes to suppress the human immune system.

Pungent flatulence gas can help cells stay alive: Study

British researchers at University of Exeter have designed a new compound that will slowly deliver hydrogen sulfide - well-known as a foul-smelling gas in rotten eggs and flatulence - to treat stressed cells and make them stay alive.

Metabolism is linked with gene regulation: Study

In a discovery that holds promise for the understanding of many diseases, including cancer, researchers have discovered a new way by which metabolism is linked to the regulation of DNA - the basis of our genetic code.

Government funding only hope for patients with rare diseases

LSDs are a group of around 45 rare genetic disorders caused by deficiency of a specific enzyme in special compartments (lysosomes) of the cells.

Mature liver cells can turn into stem cells!

Liver is known to regenerate itself, but can liver cells be reverted to a stem-cell like state? Yes, researchers say.

Device to deactivate killer mobiles on highways

A cutting-edge technology pioneered by an Indian engineer deactivates mobile phones before they can cause accidents or deaths on the highways.

Using your brain during adolescence could help keep brain cells alive

Researchers have said that using your brain - particularly during adolescence - may help brain cells survive and could impact how the brain functions after puberty.

Pain and itch blocking antibody discovered

Scientists have discovered a new antibody that simultaneously blocks the sensations of pain and itching in studies with mice.

Gen next plastic computers closer to reality

Scientists have developed a new technique that brings inexpensive computers, cell phones and other systems that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips one step closer to reality.

Healthy cells may be harbingers of lung cancer: Study

Seemingly healthy cells may, in fact, hide clues that lung cancer would later develop, an alarming study shows.

Cholesterol linked to aggressive prostate cancer treatment

In a discovery that can help devise a novel diagnostic approach for aggressive prostate cancer, scientists have found a link between the aggressiveness of the disease and the accumulation of a compound produced when cholesterol is metabolised in cells.

Antibody-producing cells discovered in spleen

Researchers have discovered a type of cells in human spleen that are essential for the production of antibodies, paving way for development of new vaccines to fight meningitis and pneumonia.

How dengue virus enters cells found

Scientists have unveiled the mechanism behind how dengue enters cells of our immune system, a finding that could help develop vaccine for the deadly virus.

Skin cells turned into insulin-producing pancreas cells

Scientists have transformed ordinary skin cells into insulin producing pancreatic cells in animal models, a breakthrough that may bring an end to the agony of daily jabs for diabetics.

Baldies rejoice! Science offers the cure

People having a tough time in office or at home because of hair loss may soon find an end to their daily misery -- scientists may soon be able to grow new hair on balding scalps, avoiding the need for a hair transplant.

Cell mechanism responsible for breast cancer spread discovered

Researchers have discovered a cellular mechanism that drives the spread of breast cancer to other parts of the body (metastasis), as well as a therapy which blocks that mechanism.