Cell Biology
Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Scientists find way to slow cell ageing

telomere ageing

In a bid to find a longer, healthier life, scientists have developed a new treatment to extend telomeres — protective “end caps” for chromosomes that help keep DNA healthy — to slow the process of cell ageing.  More...

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glycoprotein genetic disease
By BioNews On Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Researchers provide new insights into a rare genetic disease

Recently, a grassroots effort initiated by families and clinicians led to the discovery of a human genetic disorder  More...

expansion microscopy
By BioNews On Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Researchers enlarge brain samples, making them easier to image

A team of researchers from MIT has now taken a novel approach to gaining such high-resolution images  More...

TRIM 28 retroviruses
By BioNews On Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Inherited viruses make us smarter

Long thought to be “junk DNA” of no real use, millions of years old inherited viruses actually play  More...

By BioNews On Friday, December 26th, 2014

Human cells can ‘feel’ neighbours with fingers

Human cells have finger-like projections that they use to feel their surroundings, says a study, adding that these can detect the chemical environment  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Scientists find how lung cancer spreads

Scientists have taken microscopic images revealing that the protein ties tethering cells together are severed in lung cancer cells – meaning they can break loose and spread, according to research published in More...

By BioNews On Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Key protein to speed up wound healing

An Indian-origin doctor has discovered the key role a protein related to the immune system plays in healing  More...

By BioNews On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Scientists Create New Tool for Exploring Cells in 3D

Researchers can now explore viruses, bacteria and components of the human body in more detail than ever before with software  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Learn from sperm how to swim against current!

Like salmon travelling upstream to spawn, sperm cells are extremely efficient at swimming against the current, said a study that could help scientists  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, April 17th, 2014

When Izumo met Juno and you were born!

We are aware that fertilisation occurs when an egg and a sperm recognise each other and fuse together to form an embryo  More...