Key to preventing blindness and stroke devastation discovered

A team of scientists has discovered key to preventing blindness and stroke devastation.

Probiotic pills soon to treat diabetes

Have diabetes? Get ready to pop a probiotic pill each morning to help control your sugar levels.

Extending telomeres reverses ageing in human skin cells: Study

 A new technique can increase the length of human telomeres quickly and efficiently, promising to reverse the ageing process and paving the way for treatment of highly debilitating genetic diseases, scientists say.

Bone stem cells may regenerate bones and cartilage

Indian-American researcher Siddhartha Mukherjee from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has identified stem cells that are capable of regenerating both bone and cartilage in bone marrow of mice.

Affordable emission-free cars come closer to reality

Researchers are reportedly trying to find the best possible way to develop an affordable emissions-free car.

What makes HIV vaccines backfire?

The very immune cells that HIV vaccines aims to increase may already have been affected by the virus, a reason why AIDS vaccines have backfired in more than one clinical trail, a study says.

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).

New method enables bacteria to produce more chemicals

Scientists have developed a new technique that manipulates bacteria to produce up to 30-fold more quantities of chemicals.

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.