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A plastic eating enzyme: hope for recycling and fighting pollution

Researchers have identified and engineered an enzyme which can digest and consume some of our most commonly polluting plastics providing a hope for recycling and fighting pollution

May 2018

Precision medicine for cancer, neural disorders and cardiovascular diseases

New study shows a method to individually distinguish cells in the body in order to advance precision medicine or personalised therapeutic treatments.

May 2018

A new tooth-mounted nutrition tracker

Recent study has developed a new tooth mounted tracker which records what we are eating and is the next trend to be added to the list of health/fitness trackers


May 2018

Use of nanowires to produce safer and powerful batteries

Study has discovered a way to make batteries that we use every day to be more resilient, powerful and safe.

May 2018

Bacteria on healthy skin could prevent skin cancer?

Study has shown bacteria which is commonly found on our skin acts as a potential “layer” of protection against cancer


May 2018

A step towards finding a cure for greying and baldness

Researchers have identified a group of cells in the hair follicles of mice which are important both in forming the hair shaft to allow hair growth, and also in maintaining hair colour in a study aimed at identifying possible treatments for hair greying and balding

May 2018

Sugars and artificial sweeteners harmful in the same manner

Recent studies have shown that artificial sweetenersneed to be approached with caution and they may not be good and can cause conditions like diabetes and obesity.


May 2018

New nanofiber dressing for efficient wound healing

Recent studies have developed new wound dressings which accelerate healing and improve tissue regeneration in wounds.

May 2018

Advances in regeneration of damaged heart

Recent twin studies have shown novel ways of regenerating a damaged heart

APRIL 2018


DNA as a medium to store vast computer data: a reality very soon?


A breakthrough study takes significant step forward in the quest to develop a DNA-based storage system for digital data.



April 2018

Artificial Intelligence Systems: enabling fast and efficient medical diagnosis?

Recent studies have shown the capability of artificial intelligence systems in medically diagnosing important diseases

April 2018

A hopeful alternative to antibiotics for treating Urinary Tract Infections

Researchers have reported a new way to treat Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in mice without using antibiotics



April 2018

Graphene: A giant leap towards room temperature superconductors

Recent ground-breaking study has shown the unique properties of material graphene for a long-term possibility of finally developing economical and practical-to-use superconductors.

April 2018

Sustainable Agriculture: Economic and environmental conservation for small holding farmers

A recent report shows a sustainable agriculture initiative in China to achieve high crop yield and low use of fertilizers using an elaborate network of researchers, agents and farmers


April 2018

Tricking the body: a new preventive way to tackle allergies

A new study shows an innovative method to tackle food allergy in mice by tricking the immune system into avoiding giving out an allergic reaction response

April 2018

New hope for attacking the deadliest form of Malaria

A set of studies describe a human antibody which can effectively prevent the deadliest malaria caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum



April 2018

New innovatively-designed low cost material to combat air and water pollution

Study has produced a new material which could adsorb air and water pollutants and could be a low cost sustainable alternative to the currently used activated carbon


MARCH 2018



A step closer to Quantum Computer

Series of breakthroughs in quantum computing





March 2018

‘e-Skin’ that mimics the biological skin and its functions

The discovery of a new type ofmalleable, self-healing and completely recyclable "electronic skin” haswide applications from health monitoring, robotics, prostheticsand improved biomedical devices.

March 2018

Nanorobotics - A smarter and targeted way to attack cancer

In a recent study, researchers have developed for the first time a fully autonomous nanorobotic system for specifically targeting cancer


March 2018

A broad-spectrum antiviral drug…finally!

Recent study has developed a new potential broad-spectrum drug for treating infections from Herpes Simplex Virus-1 and possibly other viruses in both new patients and who have got drug resistance from available drugs

March 2018

A 'new' blood test that detects cancers that are undetectable till date in their early stages

In a major advancement in cancer screening, new study has developed a simple blood test to detect eight different cancers in their early stages, five of which do not have a screening program for early detection


March 2018

Artificial muscle

In a major advancement inrobotics, robot with ‘soft’ human-like muscles have been successfully designed for the first time. Such soft robots can be a boon to design human friendly robots in the future.

March 2018

New understanding ofschizophrenia

A recent breakthrough study unearths anew mechanism of schizophrenia


March 2018

Constructing ‘real’ biological structures using 3D Bioprinting

In a major advancement in3D bioprinting technique, cells and tissues have been created to behavelike in their natural environment so as to construct ‘real’ biological structures

March 2018

Possibility of flying at 5000 miles per hour!

China has successfully tested a hypersonic jet plane which could cut down the travel time by almost one-seventh.


FEBRUARY 2018



Brain pacemaker: new nope for people with Dementia

The brain ‘pacemaker’ for Alzheimer's disease is helping patients to perform daily tasks and take care of themselves more independently than before.


February 2018

Rejuvenation of old cells: making ageing easier

A groundbreaking study has discovered anovel way to rejuvenate inactive human senescent cells providing enormous potential for research on ageing and immense scope for improving lifespans

February 2018

Bionic eye: promise of vision for patients with retinal and optic nerve damage

Studies has shown that the “bionic eye” promises to help restore vision to many patients suffering from partial or complete blindness



February 2018

Immortality: uploading human mind to computers?!

The ambitious mission of replicating the human brain onto a computer and achieving immortality.

February 2018

Drug de addiction: new approach to curb drug seeking behaviour

Breakthrough study shows that cocaine craving can be successfully reduced for effective de-addiction



February 2018

Cloning the primate: a step ahead of Dolly the sheep

In a breakthrough study, first primates have been successfully cloned using the same technique used to clone the first mammal Dolly the sheep.

February 2018

Antibiotic resistance: an imperative to stop indiscriminate use and new hope to tackle resistant bacteria

Recent analyses and studies have generated hope towards protecting mankind from antibiotic resistance which is fast becoming a global threat.


February 2018

Homeopathy: all dubious claims must be put to rest

It now a universal voice that homeopathy is ‘scientifically implausible’ and 'ethically unacceptable' and should be 'rejected' by the healthcare sector.


JANUARY 2018



Editing gene to prevent inheritable disease

Study shows gene editing technique to protect one’s descendants from inheritable diseases




January 2018

The possible cure of Type 2 diabetes?

The Lancet study shows that Type 2 diabetes can be reversed in adult patients by following a rigorous weight management programme.

January 2018

New hope for people needing organ transplant

First study to show development of interspecies chimera


January 2018

''Moderation'' Approach to Nutrition Reduces Health Risks

Multiple Studies shows that moderate intake of different dietary constituents is best associated with lower risk of death

January 2018

A double whammy: climate change is affecting air pollution

Study shows the severe effects of climate change on air pollution thus further impacting mortality worldwide



January 2018

A unique womb-like setting generates hope for millions of premature babies

A study has successfully developed and tested an external womb-like vessel on baby sheep, generating hope for premature human babies in the future