Phone towers, transmission lines not harmful for human health

A new study has challenged the findings of several past studies that suggests that magnetic fields created by phones, high-voltage power lines and other electrical equipment are harmful for humans.

Eye's 'glassy' proteins behind sight deterioration

The age-related long-sightedness could be due to proteins in eye-lens that are converted from a fluid solution to a solid glassy state, making the lens more rigid, says a study.

Blame certain proteins in your body for piling on the pounds

Scientists have revealed that weight maintenance is more complicated than the old "calories in, calories out" adage and connections between known regulators of body mass may be the key to treat obesity and metabolic disorders.

Control genes with your thoughts

 Inspired by a brain game, researchers have developed a novel gene regulation method that enables thought-specific brain waves to control the process of conversion of genes into proteins (gene expression).

Scientists beat cancer protein by 'turning it against itself'

In a new study, scientists have a new way to beat one of the most hard to pin down target proteins in cancer cells, by turning the protein's own molecular machinations against it.

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.

Novel treatments for autism on horizon

Rare mutations in more than 100 genes affect networks in the brain that result in autism, showed two major genetic studies on the syndrome led by scientists at the University of California.

Hair disorder could signal dental decay

If you are experiencing hair fall problems, your teeth may require extra care as researchers have found that hair disorder could increase risk of dental decay.

Why medication only works when taken on time

A new study has suggested that one should take the prescribed medication at the right time of day or it might not work as different drugs work at different times on human body clocks.

Scientists may soon 'switch off' cancer cells spread

A new research has explained how studying the diversity of cancer cells could help turn off mutations in cancer cells and strip their adaptability to drugs.

New class of smart, protein-based materials created

Indian-origin scientists have taken proteins from nerve cells and used them to create a 'smart' material that is extremely sensitive to its environment.

How binge drinking harms the liver

An Indian-origin researcher has identified epigenetic protein changes caused by binge drinking, a discovery that could lead to treatment for alcohol-related liver diseases.

Sex hormone is linked to autism: Indian-origin scientist

In men suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), lower levels of the sex hormone estrogen may be related to changes in the brain's estrogen signalling, says an Indian-origin researcher.

Proteins that inhibit HIV, Ebola release identified

In a surprise finding, scientists have discovered that a family of proteins that helps viruses, such as HIV and Ebola, enter a cell can also block the release of these deadly viruses.

Researchers find proteins crucial for wound healing process

Researchers have recently found proteins that play a vital role in the wound healing process.

Now, simple blood test to predict Alzheimer in people

Researchers have reached a step closer to Alzheimer`s treatment by coming up with a new blood test which can predict the commencement of the disease in people.

Scientists discover immunity boosting molecule

A team of researchers has discovered how a protein molecule in cells of the immunity system promotes the production of nitric oxide, that helps defend the body from microbial attack.

Saliva may protect you from chemicals in tea, coffee

Believe it or not! Your saliva can rescue you from powerful toxins present in tea, coffee and liquid smoke flavouring.

Scientists map over 17,000 proteins in human body

In a landmark find, a team of international researchers led by Indian scientists, for the first time, in the world has mapped more than 17,000 proteins in 30 organs of the human body.

How bacteria exploit proteins to cause lethal infections

A new study has revealed how bacteria exploit human proteins during lethal infections.