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Small dose of Viagra daily may decrease colorectal cancer risk

A new study has found that small doses of Viagra may help to decrease the risk of colorectal cancer.

Mar 19, 2018, 15:03 PM IST

Researchers discover source for brain's development – This is what it is

They found that glia, a collection of non-neuronal cells that had long been regarded as passive support cells, in fact are vital to nerve-cell development in the brain.

Sep 02, 2017, 16:35 PM IST

Researchers develop new method to 3D print living tissues

In a step towards helping repair damaged body parts, scientists in Britain have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory-grown cells to form living structures.

Aug 16, 2017, 18:49 PM IST

Researchers identify potential predictor of glaucoma damage

Researchers idendified a marker of damage to cells in the eye which could be used to monitor progression of glaucoma and the effectiveness of the treatment.

May 07, 2017, 00:28 AM IST

This new 3D-printed digital patch may help heal damaged heart tissue

A new revolutionary digital three dimensional (3D) bio-printed patch that can help heal scarred heart tissue in patients after a heart attack has been created by US scientists.

Apr 15, 2017, 15:31 PM IST

Researchers discover rescue protein that delays cell death

A team of researchers has discovered a rescue protein that delays the cell death and can offer a treatment for cancer, neurodegeneration and infection.

Apr 08, 2017, 11:20 AM IST

Nerve growth protein controls blood sugar, says study

In a development that could potentially lead to new treatments for diabetes, researchers have found that a protein that regulates the development of nerve cells also plays a role in prompting cells in the pancreas to release insulin, a hormone that helps to maintain a normal level of blood sugar.

Nov 16, 2016, 00:37 AM IST

Simple blood test may enhance diagnosis rate of severe liver disease

Using information collected in a liver biopsy study, researchers at Cardiff University have developed a method of determining the onset of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) through the analysis of lipids, metabolites and clinical markers in blood.

Oct 07, 2016, 21:17 PM IST

Protein that helps breakdown of fat identified

 Researchers have found that a protein often located on the surface of fat droplets within cells -- and especially abundant in the muscles of endurance athletes -- can kick-off the more efficient and healthful breakdown of fat.

Aug 26, 2016, 00:13 AM IST

How night vision was developed in early mammals?

Night vision evolved millions of years ago in mammals to help them avoid being eaten by dinosaurs.

Jun 22, 2016, 00:39 AM IST

Borrowing immune cells can help fight cancer

 A team of international researchers has found that if an individual's own immune cells cannot recognise and fight tumours in the body, borrowing immune cells might help.

May 22, 2016, 15:51 PM IST

US researchers develop bacteria-powered solar panel

 In a first, a team of US researchers has created a bio-solar panel that can generate 5.59 microwatts of energy - a big step in the evolution of bacteria-powered energy to run small devices in remote areas where regular battery replacement is not possible.

Apr 12, 2016, 15:42 PM IST

Here's how Chinese medicinal plant helps treat cancer

A team of scientists has helped crack one of the secrets of a plant used as the traditional Chinese medicine.

Apr 09, 2016, 12:39 PM IST

New molecular marker can predict breast cancer risk

 Researchers have identified a molecular marker that identifies proliferating cells in normal breast tissue and can predict a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, the leading cause of death in women with cancer worldwide.

Apr 08, 2016, 16:44 PM IST

New technique allows viewing of cells and tissues under skin

The technique, called MOZART, was developed by researchers at the Stanford University in California, which shows intricate real-time details in three dimensions of the lymph and blood vessels in a living animal. 

Mar 20, 2016, 18:51 PM IST

How alcohol ups breast cancer risk

 Drinking alcohol can put you at increased risk of breast cancer by enhancing the levels of a cancer-causing gene, new research has found.

Mar 15, 2016, 15:37 PM IST

What your parents eat can affect your health: Study

In a recent study researchers used mice that had become obese and had developed type 2 diabetes due to a high-fat diet and then obtained their offspring solely through in vitro fertilisation (IVF) from isolated oocytes and sperm, so that changes in the offspring could only be passed on via these cells.

Mar 15, 2016, 13:52 PM IST

How aggression can change your brain

 Aggression can lead to generation of new nerve cells in the brain and also change the activity of existing cells, new research has found.

Feb 06, 2016, 14:45 PM IST

How vitamin A can reduce scarring in blood vessels

 A team of US researchers has developed a new biodegradable material with built-in vitamin A which has been shown to reduce scarring in blood vessels.

Jan 28, 2016, 13:36 PM IST

Decoded: What 'silences' X chromosome in girls

Nearly every girl and woman on Earth carries two X chromosomes in each of her cells -- but one of them does (mostly) nothing. Do you know why?

Jan 11, 2016, 18:12 PM IST