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Targeting this protein could help combat aging

Scientists have discovered an unknown genetic mechanism of cell metabolism that becomes increasingly dysfunctional with aging. Is it possible to combat aging? Researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland…

‘Coaxing’ stem cells to form new bone tissue

New research has identified a possible way to manipulate certain stem cells to generate new bone tissue. The results of this investigation could vastly improve the outcome for people with skeletal injuries or conditions such as…

Diabetes: Can we teach the body to heal itself?

In diabetes, the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin, the hormone that is key to regulating levels of blood sugar. New research now asks if we can teach pancreatic cells to address this problem on their own. Researchers believe the…

New breath test for cancer currently under trial

A clinical trial has just launched to assess the effectiveness of a newly developed breath test that could help diagnose multiple forms of cancer. A new breath test currently under trial could help diagnose multiple forms of cancer at an…

Effect of temperature on lifespan depends on genes

Recent research into aging has challenged the notion that colder temperatures can increase lifespan simply by slowing metabolic rate. How much impact does a colder temperature really have on lifespan? Instead, it has revealed that genes…

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