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Protein gives hope that nerves could be repaired after spinal cord...

A new discovery suggests it could one day be possible to chemically reprogram and repair damaged nerves after spinal cord injury or brain trauma. Researchers...

Obesity and ‘carb breakdown’ gene linked

Researchers at King’s College London and Imperial College London have discovered that people with fewer copies of a gene coding for a carb-digesting enzyme...

A new angle on controlling light

System could provide first method for filtering light waves based on direction. Light waves can be defined by three fundamental characteristics: their color (or wavelength),...

X-rays film inside live flying insects — in 3D

Scientists have used a particle accelerator to obtain high-speed 3D X-ray visualizations of the flight muscles of flies. The team from Oxford University, Imperial College,...

Fried foods may interact with genes to influence body weight

Chances of obesity twice as likely for individuals at highest genetic risk The results show that eating fried food more than four times a week...

Cause of genetic disorder found in ‘dark matter’ of DNA

For the first time, scientists have used new technology which analyses the whole genome to find the cause of a genetic disease in what...

Tiny ‘LEGO brick’ -style studs make solar panels a quarter more...

Rows of aluminium studs help solar panels extract more energy from sunlight than those with flat surfaces. Most solar cells used in homes and industry...

Ballet dancers’ brains adapt to stop them getting in a spin

Scientists have discovered differences in the brain structure of ballet dancers that may help them avoid feeling dizzy when they perform pirouettes. The research suggests...

Michael Jackson drug discovery may aid development of new anesthetics

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Imperial College London have identified the site where the widely used anesthetic drug...

It’s a shock: Life on Earth may have come from out...

A group of international scientists including a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researcher have confirmed that life really could have come from out of this...

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