Disease

12 October 2017

A cholesterol injection can reduce the damage done by a heart attack, new research has shown.

05 October 2017

The condition polycystic kidney disease, also known as PKD, has been recreated using stem cells in a culture dish by...

05 October 2017

A gene therapy technique that can help to repair the retina and restore lost vision has been tested successfully on...

28 September 2017

A dipstick test that can rapidly and accurately tell Zika infection from dengue has been developed by US researchers.

21 September 2017

A gene therapy technique that can halt the progression of a condition resembling multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice has...

07 September 2017

Scientists cure 100% of macaques infected with worst-case scenario strain of Lassa fever virus...

01 September 2017

Novartis, the pharma multinational headquartered in Switzerland, has successfully sought approval for a new class of...

01 September 2017

People living with HIV are twice as likely to develop heart disease. A multinational team of scientists may have found...

24 August 2017

Chemicals released by gut microbes slow down the ageing process in worms, flies and even mice, scientists announced...

15 August 2017

Cellular garbage disposal structures, known as lysosomes, may be worsening damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease,...

11 August 2017

A certain species of bacteria breaks down compounds, commonly found in black tea, to create a molecule that protects...

02 August 2017

Scientists add weight to the theory that sleep and waist circumference are linked.

22 June 2017

A genetic link has been found to preeclampsia, the condition that causes high blood pressure and urinary protein in a...

22 June 2017

Researchers in Isreal have developed a new way to optimise antibiotic treatment and reduce the risk of bacterial...

15 June 2017

A route through which Parkinson's Disease may be triggered in the intestine and then access the brain has been...

27 February 2017

Many of us are probably all too familiar with the looming dread that comes with the morning after a night of drinking....

19 January 2017

Researchers have resorted to robotics to help the 40 million people affected worldwide by heart failure.

08 December 2016

Gene therapy for a fatal inherited paralysing disease called spinal muscular atrophy, SMA, that strikes in infancy has...

03 December 2016

Prostate cancer is diagnosed in more than a million men every year, and the rates have more than doubled in recent...

03 December 2016

Cambridge scientists have developed a technique to turn skin into blood vessel muscle cells to uncover new treatments...

25 November 2016

Changes in your microbiome are the cause of the yo-yo effect that sees dieters paradoxically gaining weight over time...

14 November 2016

During the 2013-2016 Ebola outbreak, the virus picked up genetic mutations that increased its ability to infect...

14 November 2016

Huntington’s disease is caused by carrying a faulty version of the gene for the Huntingtin protein, but the messenger...

11 November 2016

The genes which allow Malaria to avoid treatment have been found by scientists working in Cambodia