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Scientists crack hair loss mystery, in mice to begin with

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 12:   A team of scientists from Mumbai has uncovered a cause for permanent hair loss. They have found that over-expression of a protein called phospholipase A2-IIA could cause hair loss in mice. The scientists from the Mumbai-based Advanced

Scientists discover role of skin in spreading leishmaniasis

Scientists at the University of York have discovered that parasites responsible for leishmaniasis – a globally occurring neglected tropical disease spread by sand flies – are mainly acquired from the skin rather than a person’s blood. Visceral leishmaniasis is a parasitic

AIDS virus almost half a billion years old: Scientists

AIDS virus almost half a billion years old: Scientists Retroviruses, the family of viruses that includes HIV, are almost half a billion years old – several hundred million years older than previously thought, claim scientists from Oxford University. New research suggests