Kidney cancers hijack genes from white blood cells to spread around the body

A new study has identified how kidney cancers develop the ability to spread around the body by stealing genes from other cell types, therefore using their functions

Kidney cancers hijack genes from white blood cells to spread around the bodyThe study, led by scientists from the MRC Cancer Unitopens in new window at the University of Cambridge, suggests that this may also help to explain how other types of cancers spread – or metastasise- and provide new targets for cancer therapies. To metastasise, cancer cells need to develop the ability to break away from […]

Consuming coconut oil can lower heart disease risk

Researchers found that consuming it for just 4 weeks can lower risk of heart disease. The participants who ate coconut oil in the study saw the biggest rise in good cholesterol (HDL levels) with an average of 15%

Consuming coconut oil can lower heart disease riskConsuming coconut oil daily for just four weeks may lower the risk of heart disease and stroke, suggests a recent study. Researchers Kay-Tee Khaw and Professor Nita Forouhi from the University of Cambridge conducted the study on 94 volunteers between the ages of 50 and 75, none of whom had a history of heart disease […]

Scientist use skin cells to repair nerve damage caused by multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a progressive neurological disease that is estimated to affect more than 2.3 million people across the globe. The researchers are optimistic about their early findings with skin stem cells, particularly because the treatment would be personalised to each patient, which could reduce the risk of side effects

Scientist use skin cells to repair nerve damage caused by multiple sclerosisThe study was led by scientists at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, as part of the experiment the scientists took skin cells from adult mice with multiple sclerosis (MS) and then reprogramed them into neural stem cells (NSCs). These ‘induced neural stem cells, (iNSCs) were transplanted into the rodents’ cerebrospinal fluid. There, […]

Here’s how our skin helps us in regulating heart rate and blood pressure

The causes of most cases of high blood pressure are unknown, but it is often accompanied by the reduced flow of blood through small vessels in the skin and other parts of the body that are a long way from the heart. It is not clear why this change happens or why it tends to get worse over time in people with high blood pressure that has not been treated

Here’s how our skin helps us in regulating heart rate and blood pressureDiseases of the heart and blood vessels are linked with high blood pressure. The causes of most cases of high blood pressure are unknown, but it is often accompanied by the reduced flow of blood through small vessels in the skin and other parts of the body that are a long way from the heart. […]