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Crohn's disease treatment could lie in patients' own cells

UK researchers developed cells from Crohn's disease patients with a molecule called RAR568, which makes the cells behave more like cells from healthy people.

Life Scientist 22 February, 2019

Older sperm produce healthier offspring

Sperm that live for longer before fertilising an egg produce healthier offspring, according to new research in zebrafish.

Life Scientist 21 February, 2019

How old is your heart?

The online Heart Age Calculator helps people understand their risk of having a heart attack or stroke by comparing their 'heart age' to their actual age.

Life Scientist 20 February, 2019

Reprogrammed pancreatic cells relieve diabetes in mice

Some human pancreatic cells can be reprogrammed to produce insulin, potentially compensating for the loss or dysfunction of cells that naturally produce this hormone.

Life Scientist 19 February, 2019

Precision radiotherapy effective in inoperable lung cancer

A highly precise radiotherapy technique has been shown to produce greater survival rates in patients with inoperable lung cancer compared to conventional radiotherapy.

Life Scientist 18 February, 2019

Biotechnology
Statin therapy found safe and effective in over 75s

Statin therapy found safe and effective in over 75s

Statin therapy is safe and effective in older people over 75 years and reduces major vascular events such as heart attacks and strokes, according...

Article 06 February, 2019
Health & Medical
Obesity-related cancers increasing in young US adults

Obesity-related cancers increasing in young US adults

An observational study using data covering more than half of the US population suggests that incidence rates of cancers linked to obesity are...

Article 11 February, 2019
Life Sciences
Reprogrammed pancreatic cells relieve diabetes in mice

Reprogrammed pancreatic cells relieve diabetes in mice

Some human pancreatic cells can be reprogrammed to produce insulin, potentially compensating for the loss or dysfunction of cells that naturally...

Article 19 February, 2019
Molecular Biology
The ancient history of DNA control

The ancient history of DNA control

The tricks DNA uses to control gene expression — which genes are turned on and off, and when — may have originated much earlier than...

Article 27 November, 2018
Lab Technology
Award-winning digital innovations for the health sector

Award-winning digital innovations for the health sector

The winning entries in the 2015 national iAwards have brought a range of benefits to a variety of sectors — with the health sector being no...

Article 09 September, 2015
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