Researchers hypothesize that the newly-discovered mutations help re-hydrate the airways, discouraging bacterial build-up in the lungs.
A major study has found that people who are overweight cut their lifespan by 2 months for every extra kg they carry, and that education leads to a longer life.
A gene variant, associated with Alzheimer’s has been discovered that speeds up brain inflammation and kills brain cells, furthering tau tangles.
A team of scientists have recovered far older bone fragments than previously found two years ago, from the first ancient human genome in Africa.
A new technique could eventually help delay the onset of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related diseases in humans.
The largest ever genomic study of osteoporosis has been completed and could help to develop screening programmes for earlier detection and preventative treatments
The unfolded protein response could be a cause, rather than a consequence, of metabolic disease.
Researchers healed bone fractures by attracting stem cells to the area and injecting a mix of microbubbles and DNA encoding a bone protein at the break.
A new kind of antibody that may combat several neurodegenerative conditions has been discovered
Evolution has improved upon the genetic foundations of human health for millennia. But could that have recently gone in reverse?
Research highlights differences between human and murine microglia used in studies of Alzheimer’s and other diseases, through studying the nervous system.