Stunning three-dimensional images of fat cells, the first of their kind, are the latest tactic in the ongoing fight against the global obesity epidemic. The above movie, produced by The Rockefeller University's Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism, is part of a new report that reveals the innerMore
Published 17-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
Engineers have grown the first functioning human muscle from non-muscle cells - skin cells reverted to their primordial stem cell state. The ability to start from cellular scratch using non-muscle tissue will allow scientists to grow far more muscle cells, provide an easier path to genome editingMore
Published 17-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
A team of researchers from the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre, UK - a partnership between Leicester's Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University -- has found new evidence to suggest that longer periods of sedentary time (defined as any sitting/reclining activityMore
Published 16-Jan-2018 11:27 IST
Researchers have developed a cocktail of bacteria and cruciferous vegetables that can potentially turn into a targeting system that seeks out and kills colorectal cancer cells.
Published 16-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
Unable to sleep at night? Try writing a "to-do" list at bedtime as it may aid in falling asleep, a new study suggests.
Published 16-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
The immune system reacts similarly to a high fat and high calorie diet as to a bacterial infection. This is shown by a recent study led by the University of Bonn. Particularly disturbing: Unhealthy food seems to make the body's defenses more aggressive in the long term.
Published 16-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
A new study reveals how dengue virus manages to reproduce itself in an infected person without triggering the body's normal defenses. Duke researchers report that dengue pulls off this hoax by co-opting a specialized structure within host cells for its own purposes, like a lazy roommate sneakingMore
Published 16-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
Turns out, you can really eat your way to an arthritis-free life.
Published 15-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
Fluid intake is very important for a runner. Hydrate yourself before, during and after the run or else it can lead to dehydration, fatigue and can hamper performance at a marathon, say experts.
Published 15-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
Hormone therapy may help reduce the symptoms of eating disorder such as anorexia and binge-eating among transgenders, finds a study.
Published 15-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
A team of researchers tested a new chemical compound that suppresses HIV, protects immune cells, and remains effective for weeks with a single dose. In animal experiments, the compound proved to be a promising new candidate to enhance current HIV treatment regimens -- without increasing toxic sideMore
Published 13-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
Findings from the first human trials of a breakthrough gas-sensing swallowable capsule could revolutionise the way that gut disorders and diseases are prevented and diagnosed.
Published 13-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
Researchers have devised a biochemically formulated patch of dissolvable microneedles for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The biochemical formula of mineralized compounds in the patch responds to blood chemistry to manage glucose automatically. In a proof-of-concept study performed with mice, theMore
Published 13-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
UC San Francisco researchers have discovered that the brain's ability to regulate body weight depends on a novel form of signaling in the brain's "hunger circuit" via antenna-like structures on neurons called primary cilia.
Published 13-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
The use of camelina oil reduces overall and LDL cholesterol levels in persons with impaired glucose metabolism, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The findings were published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research.
Published 13-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
As the New Year is on us, there seems to be an emphasis on back-to-the-basics and healthy gluten-free products. There'll be a resurgence of superfoods, the emergence of a 'Better for You' category of foods and even ingredients like seaweeds. Mixology will take on a whole new complexion.
Published 12-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
A new study suggests that the risk of developing heart failure also depends on where we live.
Published 12-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
Do you travel for business assignments for two weeks or more in a month? According to a study, such people are more likely to suffer from symptoms of anxiety and depression and are also likely to smoke, be sedentary and have trouble sleeping.
Published 11-Jan-2018 06:52 IST
Your favourite sweet, chocolate, could disappear in another 30 years and the reason is none other than climate change.
Published 10-Jan-2018 00:15 IST
Happy news for people who have been trying hard to shed those extra kilos, as a team of researchers are developing a drug that can selectively shrink excess fat.
Published 10-Jan-2018 00:15 IST

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