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Reviving dying cells with artificial protein

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 17:21
New York: Offering new insight into how life can adapt to survive and potentially be reinvented, researchers have discovered how a synthetic protein promotes the growth of cells that lack a life-sustaining gene."These are novel proteins that have never existed…

3-D heart, liver tissues that function like real organs grown

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 16:01
Toronto: Taking tissue engineering to a whole new level researchers have developed a new technology to build model versions of both heart and liver tissues that function like the real thing.Growing realistic human tissues outside the body, the "person-on-a-chip" technology,…

Scientists use micro-organisms to produce 'green' plastic

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 14:55
Seoul: Korean researchers have developed a unique biorefinery system to create non-natural polymers from natural sources, allowing various plastics to be made in an environmentally-friendly and sustainable manner.The team from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) developed metabolically…

Switching off a gene may protect against heart attack

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 13:38
London: German researchers have discovered a gene mutation that may significantly reduce the probability of heart attack by 50 percent.According to researchers, if ANGPTL4 (angiopoietin-like 4) gene were switched off with medications, it could reduce the risk of coronary disease…

Measuring fish DNA in seawater may lead to quicker survey

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 13:30
Tokyo: Opening the door for quicker and more effective surveys of fish distribution, Japanese researchers have found that measuring quantities of fish DNA released into seawater can reveal how many fish inhabit that environment.The findings were published online in the…

Lack of stem cells leads to repeat miscarriages: Study

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 11:44
London: In a development that could lead to new treatment for those who have suffered failed pregnancies, researchers have discovered that a lack of stem cells in the womb lining causes thousands of women to suffer from recurrent miscarriages."We have…

Blood test may indicate skin cancer relapse

Monday, 07 March 2016 14:56
London: Researchers have found that a blood test may be able to sound early warning bells that patients with advanced melanoma skin cancer are suffering from relapse."Being able to spot the first signs of relapse, so we can rapidly decide…

Common ancestral gene for modern life identified

Monday, 07 March 2016 12:25
Toronto: Researchers from University of British Columbia have identified a common ancestral gene that enabled the evolution of advanced life over a billion years ago and without which, the life on our planet would probably still be bacterial slime.The gene,…

Ointment developed to combat skin cancer

Saturday, 05 March 2016 12:16
Santiago: Chilean scientists have developed an ointment that early trials have proved effective in combating melanoma, the most aggressive variety of skin cancer, the media reported on Saturday.The cream, said the University of Santiago on Friday, has been made by…

New kind of stem cell could advance regenerative medicines

Friday, 04 March 2016 12:55
New York: Scientists have discovered a new kind of stem cell -- one that could lead to advances in regenerative medicine as well as offer new ways to study birth defects and other reproductive problems.The researchers unearthed the new cells…