Cells use fingers to 'feel' their surroundings

Cells have finger-like projections they use to feel their surroundings, scientists say.

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.

Cockpit UV radiation similar to tanning beds
Cockpit UV radiation similar to tanning beds

Pilots can be exposed to the same amount of long-wave ultraviolet (UV-A) radiation as that from a tanning bed session, says a recent research.

Substance from broccoli can help ward off premature ageing

A team of scientists has revealed that Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS) related defects can be reduced with the help of a substance found in broccoli.

Gout attacks more common at nights

A new study has found that the risk of acute gout attacks is more than two times higher during the night or early morning hours than it is in the daytime.

Why ''bad experiences'' remain engraved in brain for years
Why ''bad experiences'' remain engraved in brain for years

A new study has provided a deeper insight into how the brain transforms bad experiences into long-lasting and unpleasant memories.

New drugs could treat drug-resistant skin cancer

A new family of cancer drugs designed to block several key cancer-causing proteins at once could potentially treat incurable skin cancers, according to a new study.

New anti-malaria compound causes mosquito parasite's gut to explode
New anti-malaria compound causes mosquito parasite's gut to explode

The scientists have recently found a new anti-malaria compound that causes mosquito parasite's gut to swell up and explode.

How brain forms 'Mexican waves'
How brain forms 'Mexican waves'

 Scientists have revealed the mechanism that enables certain brain cells to persuade others to create “Mexican waves” linked with cognitive function.

Mexican researchers develop chip to detect tumour cells

A group of young Mexican researchers has developed a low-cost technology that detects tumour cells in a blood sample, according to the National Council on Science and Technology (Conacyt).

Nanobodies to help out in boosting immunity

Targetting difficult-to-reach areas affected by disease could become a lot easier as researchers have developed a new system to make nanobodies, the efficient tiny cousins of antibodies, the defensive proteins deployed by the immune system, more accessible.

Lab cells reveal how brain responds to memory and reward
Lab cells reveal how brain responds to memory and reward

Scientists have created cells that can detect changes in the brain associated with learning, memory and reward.

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.

How a rare pathogen could infect the healthiest of people

A unique evolutionary trait in a rare pathogen called Cryptococcus gattii allows it to infect even the healthiest of hosts through a mechanism that neutralises the body's immune response against it, a study showed.

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.

New cell generating technique can revolutionize Arthritis treatment

Scientists have revealed that they have developed a pioneering simple new technique to generate cells that can go on to re-grow damaged cartilage and even bone, revolutionizing Arthritis treatment.

Soon, lab-grown penises for people with congenital abnormalities

A new research has revealed that lab-grown penises for people with congenital abnormalities are ready to be tested on men.

Now, simple blood test to tell if you have or could get cancer

A new study has found that a blood test could help determine if a person had or was at risk of developing cancer.

Novel cardiac patches may replace damaged heart tissues

Israeli researchers have developed novel cardiac patches made from gold particles that could be transplanted into the body to replace damaged heart tissue.

Activating gene could delay ageing in body

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have identified a gene that can slow the ageing process throughout the entire body when activated remotely in key organ systems.