Four new galaxy clusters discovered

Scientists have discovered four new galaxy clusters, each potentially containing thousands of individual galaxies, some 10 billion light years from Earth.

Human touch key to rehabilitate patients better

It does take two to tango when it comes to performing a physical task better.

Scientists discover how bacteria escape antibiotics

Researchers have discovered how some bacterial cells manage to escape the onslaught of antibiotics, according to a new study.

NASA rover finds remnants of freshwater lake on Mars

A US space agency rover tooling around on the dry surface of Mars has for the first time uncovered direct evidence of what used to be a freshwater lake, scientists said Monday.

British scientists to begin trial of potential HIV cure

Scientists from five leading British universities will begin a ground-breaking clinical trial next year to test a possible cure for HIV.

Gene that ups alcoholism risk discovered

Scientists have discovered a gene mutation responsible for excessive alcohol drinking, a finding that could lead to potential new treatments for alcoholism.

Unemployed men age faster: Study

Men who are unemployed for more than two years show signs of faster ageing in their DNA, a new study has found.

Soon, drug that mimics effects of alcohol without hangovers

A new drug which mimics the effects of being drunk without any health risks such as addiction or hangovers is being developed.

Walking to work can keep diabetes at bay

A new study has found that people who walk to work are around 40 percent less likely to have diabetes as those who drive.

Bird`s brain wiring resembles that of humans

A new study has revealed that humans may have more in common with a pigeon than we have realized, at least in terms of brain wiring.

New research may lead to safer treatments for arthritis

The increased risk of heart attack or stroke associated with many arthritis drugs may be avoidable, a new international study has claimed.

Gene mutations linked to severe obesity

Increasingly research is revealing that not only lifestyle factors, but genetics also play an important role in determining an individual`s susceptibility to obesity.

Want a healthy life in India? Walk or cycle to your workplace

Indian citizens, who go to their workplace either by cycling or walking, are less likely to be overweight or obese, or suffer from diabetes or high blood pressure, a study has claimed.

One sugary soft drink a day can up diabetes risk by 22%

A new study has suggested that drinking one (or one extra) 12oz serving size of sugar-sweetened soft drink a day can be enough to increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 22 percent.

Molecular signals that make women prone to miscarriage found

Scientists have identified molecular signals that control whether embryos are accepted by the womb, and their abnormal functioning is linked to repeated miscarriages in women.

High diabetes rates found in UK ethnic groups

British people of South Asian, African or African Caribbean descent are significantly more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than their European counterparts, researchers have warned.

Genes that determine bone strength identified

Scientists have found nine new genes associated with bone health and suggested a new way to discover genes that may be implicated in human skeletal diseases.