Johnson & Johnson has begun a research partnership to find the root cause of Type 1 diabetes and stop the hormonal disorder in its tracks. It's the health care giant's first project under its ambitious initiative to prevent or at least intercept and reduce harm from many diseases.
An Indian origin researcher has found that a form of malaria, which is common in India, Southeast Asia and South America, attacks human red blood cells by clamping down on the cells with a pair of proteins.
Researchers at have identified a way to make insulin-producing human cells multiply in the laboratory, potentially removing a significant obstacle to transplanting the cells as a treatment for patients with type 1diabetes.
Ageing process seems to go hand-in-hand with an annoying increase in clumsiness -difficulties in dialing a phone, fumble with keys in a lock or knock over the occasional wine glass while reaching for a salt shaker.