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Biology and biochemistry refer to the scientific study of life and living organisms in all forms and processes - including the study of chemical processes relating to living organisms. MNT covers news on cellular, molecular and physical discoveries, nanot

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The 10 things you should know about your vagina

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

Think you know all there is to know about your lady parts? Think again. Here, we take you through 10 things that you should know about the vagina.

Can't keep the weight off? This may be why

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Our bodies don't take well to repeated dieting, which they perceive as potentially dangerous. One protein, however, may be key to weight management.

Blocking enzyme 'dramatically reverses' Alzheimer's in mice

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PST

For the first time, scientists achieve a 'dramatic reversal' of Alzheimer's-related brain damage in mice, offering hope for humans.

Cancer: Targeting protein may stop tumors from spreading

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PST

Researchers have now taken a major step in the prevention of cancer metastasis by identifying and targeting a protein that helps tumors to spread.

How weight loss makes us hungrier

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

Although obese participants had higher levels of hunger and satiety hormones after 2 years of sustained weight loss, hunger hormones seemed to be stronger.

The enzyme that frustrates your weight loss efforts

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

A single enzyme might be key to the body's 'decision' to burn or store fat, says a new study from the University of California. So how can we work with it?

What are mitochondria?

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Mitochondria are often called the powerhouses of the cell. We explain how they got this title, and outline other important roles that they carry out.

What is a cell?

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Our bodies contain trillions of cells. In this article, we explain what they are and what happens inside. We also describe some of the many types of cell.

E-cigarette flavors found to be toxic

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Vaping is not as safe as we would want to think, according to a new study, as the flavors used are found to be toxic and can damage white blood cells.

Vitamin D-3 could 'reverse' damage to heart

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

Using nanosensors, scientists identified the molecular mechanisms through which vitamin D-3 restores the function of cardiovascular endothelial cells.

Blood vessel discovery may prevent diabetes

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

A new approach that allows direct measurement in live animals yields fresh clues on how insulin travels through blood vessel walls to reach muscle cells.

The end of toxic chemo? Blocking vitamin B-2 may stop cancer

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

New drug candidate may change chemotherapy as we know it; this compound stops cancer cells from spreading and has no toxic side effects, a new study shows.

E-cigarettes may cause cancer and heart disease, says study

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

E-cigarette use may lead to cancer and heart disease, say researchers, after finding that e-cigarette vapor can cause damage to DNA.

Multiple sclerosis: 'Guardian molecule' may lead to new treatment

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

A study of male mice finds that testosterone triggers production of a protective molecule that prevents the development of immune cells that attack myelin.

Serosanguineous drainage: Is it normal?

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

Serosanguineous is wound discharge that contains both blood and blood serum. In small amounts, it is a natural part of healing. Learn more.

How your gut can make you seem smarter than you really are

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

New research furthers our understanding of the connection between our gut and our brain, and reveals surprising ways in which our gut drives our decisions.

How does high cholesterol cause cancer? Study sheds light

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

Researchers have discovered a cell mechanism in which cholesterol influences the proliferation of stem cells and the growth of intestinal tumors in mice.

Pancreatic cancer: Modified flu virus destroys tumors

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 03:00:00 PST

Scientists destroyed pancreatic cancer cells using a modified flu virus. If confirmed in clinical trials, the findings could offer new treatments.

Drug resistance: Could these onions help us win the war?

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Researchers find that compounds from a species of onion can kill the tuberculosis bacterium. Could this be the key to combatting drug resistance?

Anemia treatments may arise from red blood cell discovery

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

A discovery about the hormone EPO explains why the body does not make enough red blood cells in iron-restricted anemias and could lead to new treatments.

Alzheimer's: Protecting 'powerhouse' of cells may fuel new treatment

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:00:00 PST

A new study provides further evidence that exposure to a highly toxic form of amyloid beta injures mitochondria and triggers early events in Alzheimer's.

'Cross-dressing' cells may improve cancer treatment

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

Researchers from Switzerland describe a new method that improves cancer immunotherapy by 'cross-dressing' the dendritic cells of the immune system.

All about the spleen

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

In this article, we discuss the spleen. We will explain what the spleen does, the types of cells involved, and what happens when it goes wrong.

Why regular coffee intake could worsen sports performance

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Many athletes turn to caffeine as a way of boosting their performance, but a new study suggests that regular caffeine intake may have the opposite effect.

How can we make better cancer drugs? Study sheds light

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

Researchers developed a technique to see how drugs bind to a cancer target. Find out how they plan to harness the knowledge to design better cancer drugs.