BREAKTHROUGHS in gene editing have paved the way for scientists to fix "faulty" DNA in humans, potentially wiping out inherited diseases for good.Here is all you need to know about the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 technique, what it means for future treatments - and fears it could … [Read more...] about What is CRISPR-Cas9, how does gene editing work, who discovered the technique and could it mean we live longer?
Scientist who discovered cells
SCIENTISTS have stumbled on a potential new cure for baldness, raising hopes of a new cream to stop hair loss in its tracks.They discovered the specific cells in the body that directly causes hair growth.The immune cells, known as Tregs, were thought to control … [Read more...] about Cure for BALDNESS is a step closer after scientists pinpoint the cells that trigger hair growth
GLUTEN-FREE diets have become increasingly popular in recent years - with many restaurants, cafes and supermarkets offering 'free-from' options.But a new study has found gluten may not be to blame for wheat intolerance after all - as scientists discover a new protein … [Read more...] about Gluten ‘not to blame for wheat intolerances’, say scientists who discover new protein is the culprit
OUR bodies keep trying to patch us together after death, scientists have discovered.Cells continue to work after organs shut down, similarly to the super-hero style regeneration we see in Hollywood blockbusters, a study has found.Gene expression — which controls … [Read more...] about Is there life after death? Scientists reveal how your body keeps working AFTER you die
SCIENTISTS have discovered a genetic defect that speeds up ageing in the brains of pensioners.Those with it had brains up to 12 years older than those without.The discovery may help doctors identify and treat those most at risk of illnesses such as Parkinson’s and … [Read more...] about Scientists discover a genetic defect which ‘speeds up ageing’ in the brain and may ‘help to treat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s’