Medical Research

The blue clay, which is found only in the US state of Oregon could have antibacterial properties that could kill bacteria resistant to drugs, scientists say (pictured: a researchers digging up the clay).

The rare blue clay that kills MRSA: Clay found only in Oregon may offer hope in tackling the growing threat of antibiotic resistance.

Scientists find way to reverse cell damage caused by ageing.

Scientists find way to reverse cell damage caused by ageing.

The artificial lungs were fitted in the pigs.

Lab-made organs successfully transplanted into living pigs in huge medical breakthrough.

Scientists have made a huge breakthrough in the fight against ageing.

Anti-ageing breakthrough: Drug to reverse ageing in immune system.

By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.

A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism

CST tracking with unilateral BDA injections. (A) A diagram of BDA injections in uninjured and NT3-chitosan monkeys. (B–D) Longitudinal sections of monkey spinal cord 11 wk after BDA injections in normal (uninjured, animal 30) (B), lesion control (animal 5) (C), and NT3-chitosan (animal 18) (D) monkeys more than a year after the initial operation.

Researchers repair acute spinal cord injury in monkeys.

Researchers studied the effects of NOTCH2NL genes in cortical organoids grown from human embryonic stem cells. Immunofluorescence staining shows markers for radial glia (green) and cortical neurons (red).

Genes found only in humans influence brain size

Professor Tony Maxwell's team at the John Innes Centre, Norwich, worked with colleagues at Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston, USA) to uncover the surprise link.

Chance discovery links inflammatory bowel disease with common bacterial gut toxin.