Inflammatory disorders

Chronic inflammation accelerates ageing

(Medical Xpress)—Inflammation could be a key factor in the ageing process academics at Newcastle University have found, and the discovery could help scientists identify new ways of delaying ageing.

Medical research

Battle of the bulge occurs in the liver

(Medical Xpress)—An international team of scientists led by Monash University researchers has shown how free radicals contribute to type 2 diabetes, obesity and fatty liver disease.

Medical research

Damaged protein could be key to premature ageing

(Medical Xpress)—Scientists have found that the condition of key proteins in the mitochondria -the batteries of cells- could be used to predict, and eventually treat premature ageing. And restricting diet could be one way ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Study confirms mitochondrial deficits in children with autism

Children with autism experience deficits in a type of immune cell that protects the body from infection. Called granulocytes, the cells exhibit one-third the capacity to fight infection and protect the body from invasion ...

Medical research

Mitochondrial process may predict lifespan of organisms

The complexity in biology is astounding. That is why biologists are thankful that model organisms, like the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, can be used to breakdown biological processes into simpler units.

Medical research

Biomarkers help to gauge tissue injury causes

(Medical Xpress)—Lipid biomarkers of oxidative stress can be measured to confirm the cause of tissue injury in several medical conditions including stroke and pre-eclampsia.

Medical research

Fresh faced: Looking younger for longer

Newcastle University researchers have identified an antioxidant Tiron, which offers total protection against some types of sun damage and may ultimately help our skin stay looking younger for longer.

Ophthalmology

Saving the sight of premature babies

Scientists at Australia's Vision Centre have made an important breakthrough that could save the sight of premature babies.

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