Disease

15 December 2017

A DNA-based drug that can penetrate brain cells to block the production of a toxic protein might be about to...

23 November 2017

Dolly the cloned sheep didn't have early-onset arthritis, a new study looking at her skeleton has concluded.

23 November 2017

Cancers carry microbes with them when they spread around the body, suggesting that bacteria might promote the process,...

23 November 2017

A chemical released by intestinal worms to prevent the immune system attacking them has been isolated by scientists in...

19 November 2017

Scientists have developed a new method of growing liver cancer cells in the lab, which could greatly improve our...

09 November 2017

Carbon nanotubes could be as bad for you as asbestos, a new UK study has shown.

09 November 2017

Doctors in Germany have used gene therapy to grow a complete new epidermis for a boy with a life-threatening inherited...

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....