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Jun 30, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new inherited form of type 2 diabetes and obesity has been discovered by a team of scientists co-led by Dr Anthony Goldstone and Prof Alexandra Blakemore of Imperial College London, UK. Prevalence of diabetes worldwide in 2000 (per 1,000 inhabitants). Image credit: Lokal_Profil / CC BY-SA 2.5. A large number of genes are involved in regulating body weight, and there are now over 30 genes known in which people with harmful changes in DNA sequence...

May 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An unusual virus called Sulfolobus islandicus Rod-shaped Virus 2 (SIRV2 for short) could be a new weapon in the fight against pathogens, says an international...

Apr 6, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study, led by Dr Laura Crotty Alexander of the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and the University of California San Diego, shows that...

Mar 3, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Two of the four lineages of HIV-1 viruses have originated in western lowland gorillas, a new study reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy...

Feb 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

In a new study published in the journal Science, tetrandrine – an alkaloid found in Stephania tetrandra (commonly known as stephania root or ‘han...

Jan 9, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of researchers led by Prof Kim Lewis of Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, has discovered a new antibiotic that eliminates Methicillin-resistant...

Oct 27, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a team of scientists headed by Dr Scott Small of Columbia University, flavanols – naturally occurring bioactives found in the cacao...

Oct 15, 2014 by Natali Anderson

Chinese researchers have discovered what they say is the first ‘virological penicillin’ – MIR2911, a molecule found naturally in a Chinese...

Oct 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The Corneal limbus – a region on the front surface of the eye – harbors special stem cells that could treat a range of conditions including...