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Scientists use Hepatitis virus shell for cancer treatment

Monday, 08 February 2016 10:46
New York: Scientists at a US university have found a way to use an empty shell of a Hepatitis E virus to carry anti-cancer vaccines or drugs into the body.Hepatitis E virus is feco-orally transmitted, so it can survive the…

Scientists find dinosaur-like features in ancient mammal

Saturday, 06 February 2016 17:47
Sydney: Scientists have discovered that an ancient hoofed mammal had very unusual features similar only to the nasal crests of lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs, showing a convergent evolution across millions of years between two very distantly related species.Tyler Faith of University…

Nutrient deprivation triggers cell death in cancers

Thursday, 04 February 2016 12:06
New York: Researchers have found that depriving cancer cells of an essential nutrient could offer a promising new approach for the treatment of an aggressive form of kidney cancer.Focusing their research on the kidney cancer renal cell carcinomas, the researchers…

Artificial graphene created in lab

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 14:36
New York: An international group of physicists has created an artificial material with a structure comparable to graphene.Discovered in 2004, graphene is a one-atom-thick sheet of graphite. Graphene transistors are predicted to be substantially faster and more heat tolerant than…

New way to preserve human stem cells in the lab

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 13:22
London: A team of European scientists has developed a new method to detect human stem cells in a cell culture and preserve them in the laboratory.Human stem cells that are capable of becoming any other kind of cell in the…

Chinese scientists develop liver tissue for transplants, drug screening

Monday, 01 February 2016 13:12
Beijing: Chinese researchers have engineered a liver tissue in the lab which closely mimics the organ's complicated functions more effectively - a finding that can lead to the development of functional liver tissue for clinical applications and drug screening.Engineered liver…

Blood pressure drug may treat Alzheimer's disease

Saturday, 30 January 2016 11:31
Washington: A drug used to treat high blood pressure has been found to reduce cell damage often linked to Alzheimer's disease, reports a new study.The researchers explored the effect of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drug candesartan…

Paracetamol use in pregnancy may harm fertility

Friday, 29 January 2016 13:04
London: Using painkillers in pregnancy may reduce fertility in subsequent generations, warns a research.Tests conducted on rats revealed that when a mother was given painkillers during pregnancy, her female offspring had fewer eggs, smaller ovaries and smaller litters of babies…

Human brain processes numbers in its entirety: Scientists

Thursday, 28 January 2016 14:41
London: The human brain does the number crunching for you in its entirety, taking help from both hemispheres, and not individually as previously thought, researchers report.According to neuroscientists from Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the Jena University Hospital, the visual…

Researchers find, name rare dinosaur from Appalachia

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 15:09
New York: A team of researchers has identified and named 83 million-year-old dinosaur species that originated in the eastern United States -- broadly referred to as Appalachia -- after analysing the skeletal remains of it.The researchers said the species, whose…