Genetics

New osteoarthritis genes discovered

In the largest study of its kind, nine novel genes for osteoarthritis have been discovered by scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators. Results of the study, published today (19 March) in Nature ...

Health

Modern hunter-gatherers show value of exercise

In a remote area of north-central Tanzania, men leave their huts on foot, armed with bows and poison-tipped arrows, to hunt for their next meal. Dinner could come in the form of a small bird, a towering giraffe or something ...

Medical research

The life and death of beta cells

ETH researchers studying microRNA—tiny strands of ribonucleic acid—in beta cells have found a type that plays a key role in cell death under stress.

Diabetes

Scientists discover a 'good' fat that fights diabetes

Scientists at the Salk Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston have discovered a new class of molecules—produced in human and mouse fat—that protects against diabetes.

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