Umbilical cells help eye's neurons connect

 Cells isolated from human umbilical cord tissue produce molecules that help retinal neurons from the eyes of rats grow, connect and survive, a new study reveals.

Japanese scientists discover HIV inhibiting protein

TokyoJapanese scientists have discovered a protein, found in humans, that has inhibitory effects on the human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV), the media reported on Wednesday.

Research reveals how cells repair DNA damage

 Danish researchers have discovered a previously unknown function in histones -- responsible for packaging the DNA into structural units -- that will help improve understanding of how cells protect and repair DNA damage.

Humans may one day regrow their own teeth

 Humans may be able to regrow their own teeth in the same way as a cichlid fish in Malawi lake, according to a new research.

High cholesterol may cause tendon abnormalities

 High levels of cholesterol are linked to a heightened risk of tendon abnormalities and pain, reveals a pooled analysis of the available evidence.

Researchers develop new method to trap cancer cells

An international team has discovered a new way to potentially "fence in" a tumour and help stop cancer cells spreading, according to a study released on Thursday by Cancer Research UK.

Now, stopping spread of cancer comes closer to reality

Scientists have discovered a new way to potentially trap cancer cells before they spread.

Viruses are actually living entities
Viruses are actually living entities

Viruses are living entities that share a long evolutionary history with cells, says a new study that traces viral evolution back to a time when neither viruses nor cells existed in the forms recognised today.

Tree of life shares common molecular tool kit

 In one of the largest and most detailed studies of animal molecular biology ever undertaken, researchers discovered the assembly instructions for nearly 1,000 protein complexes shared by most kinds of animals, revealing their deep evolutionary relationships.

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.