When a person is fatally wounded in a car accident, it is of utmost importance to keep the person stable till they receive medical attention. Now researchers at the University of Sydney have taken a huge step forward in this area by developing an adhesive surgical glue.

There’s a huge demand for fossil fuels and a lot of research is on-going to discover new sources of clean-burning fuel.  Providing a boost to these efforts, researchers have developed a new hybrid material to help harvest solar energy.   

Nearly 12 million people all over the world are afflicted with polycystic kidney disease. Researchers have always faced the challenge of not being able to gauge and study the progression of this disease in a laboratory setting. However, with the help of stem cells, it’s been possible for researchers to create mini-kidney organoids to study renal disease that contain a realistic micro-anatomy.  

Heart failure or the heart muscle's inability to pump blood efficiently affects approximately 37 million people worldwide. Nearly half of the patients diagnosed with heart failure die within five years of the diagnosis. While there is plenty of research on heart failure and its treatments, a promising new study may contribute significantly to heart muscle function.

Conventionally, we think that our attention is drawn to objects that stand out from their background. However, new research suggests that our attention is drawn to things that are meaningful rather than those that stick out or are salient.    

It is believed that there’s no cure for multiple sclerosis but treatment can help recovery from attacks and manage symptoms. However, a new gene therapy technique has been tested in animal models and has successfully reversed multiple sclerosis. 

The benefits of miniaturizing machinery are plenty. Apart from the obvious cost advantages since the material and power requirements are greatly reduced, the potential applications of miniature machinery are many. Therefore, when researchers developed a molecular robot that performs basic tasks, it’s definitely a win for science.   

Photosynthesis is the process by which plants convert light energy into chemical energy. This energy is used by the organisms to fuel their activities. Now scientists have succeeded in harnessing the power of photosynthesis in a manner that rivals the efficiency with which the process takes place naturally.   

Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have developed a cheaper and faster therapy for diseases such as cancer and HIV, which is considered as a promising new breakthrough as the approach is said to be as simple as “just add water.”

Complex diseases such as schizophrenia and autism do not have a clear mutational footprint due to which diagnosis becomes tricky. Now a new study shows that a potential rare gene mutation could act as a predictor for the neurodevelopmental disorders—schizophrenia and autism.