Described as an inbuilt program for making all the proteins vital for the body to survive and function, DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid is an elaborate molecule first discovered in 1869 … Continue Reading Formation of quadruple helix DNA tracked in live healthy human cells.
The leading cause of death worldwide, cancer killed at least 7.6 million people in 2008, accounting for a staggering thirteen percent of all deaths globally. With no signs of abating, … Continue Reading Non-invasive blood test can detect cancer four years before diagnosis.
A newly discovered memory in our bones: Blood stem cells boost immunity by keeping a record of previous infections.
Stem cells contained within the human body can differentiate into many different types of cells, in some cases regenerating or repairing tissue. Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), commonly known as blood … Continue Reading A newly discovered memory in our bones: Blood stem cells boost immunity by keeping a record of previous infections.
In biology, cells sense and process many environmental inputs. These inputs are then processed to produce outputs, such as development, differentiation, or immune responses modulated via the regulation of specific … Continue Reading CRISPR used to develop first biosynthetic dual-core cell computer.
The microbiota is a diverse bacterial microorganism living in and on all mammals whose metabolic product provides balance, immunity and, in some cases, disease to the host’s body. Therefore, it … Continue Reading Microbiome activity revealed in unprecedented detail by tRNA sequencing.
Welcome to the Top 10 Healthinnovations of 2018, the fifth-year in this highly popular series. This is where the most exciting discoveries and breakthroughs for the year are decided by … Continue Reading The Top 10 Healthinnovations of 2018.
The neuronal gene Arc is essential for long-lasting information storage in the brain, mediating various forms of synaptic plasticity and is implicated in neurodevelopmental disorders. However, little is known about … Continue Reading Previously unknown method of neurotransmission identified.
Welcome to The Top 10 Healthinnovations of 2017, the fourth year in the highly successful series covering the best discoveries for the year, as decided by you, the reader. The … Continue Reading The Top 10 Healthinnovations of 2017.
Under a microscope, it can be difficult to tell the difference between any two neurons, the cells in our brain responsible for storing and processing information. The mammalian brain contains … Continue Reading New technique identifies previously unknown human neurons.
DNA is the primary information storage medium in all living organisms and can be harnessed to act as synthetic cellular memory devices, one such DNA-based system harnessed for many different … Continue Reading The world’s smallest tape recorder is built from microbes.
Identifying relevant genetic interactions contributing to neurodevelopmental disorders is a huge challenge facing scientists. Now, a study from researchers at the Whitehead Institute identifies a direct link between deletions in … Continue Reading Genetic body/brain connection identified in genomic region linked to autism.
The brain is the key regulator of appetite, body weight, and metabolism, controlling the passage of every nutrient that enters and exits the body. Specifically, there is a small group … Continue Reading Study finds small colony of neurons modulate amount of insulin the pancreas produces.
Genetically-coded brain circuits can switch feeding and drinking behaviours on and off in mice.
Welcome to The Top Ten Healthinnovations of 2016, the third-year in our successful series, where the most exciting discoveries and breakthroughs are decided by you, the global medical community. This … Continue Reading The Top Ten Healthinnovations of 2016.
Greying hair, crow’s feet, an injury that’s taking longer to heal now one is older, faced with the unmistakable signs of aging, most people have had a least one fantasy … Continue Reading Epigenetic reprogramming used to reverse signs of aging in animal model.
Crohn’s disease, a common inflammatory disorder of the intestinal tract, can have devastating consequences for a patient’s quality of life. Although people with the disease are typically treated with powerful … Continue Reading Researchers identify 2 distinct genetic subtypes in Crohn’s disease patients.