Medical Research

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.

A novel antioxidant studied by CU Boulder researchers targets mitochondria, pictured above, to reverse vascular aging.

Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again.

Decoding the architecture of the enzyme, called telomerase, could lead to drugs that slow or block the ageing process, along with new treatments for cancer.

Enzyme that halts ageing in plants, animals and HUMANS is decoded after a 20-year quest.

A study by French researchers has found children get no less worn out than long-distance runners and triathlon competitors.

Why your child can run around all day without getting tired: Youngsters are as fit as endurance athletes and can recover quicker.