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Scientists have discovered that a molecule naturally occurring in many living organisms can be turned into a powerful weapon against obesity and reduce the chance of developing obesity-related diseases.

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Research shows that we can regulate our weight and protect ourselves from metabolic diseases even when genes affecting our eating habits are malfunctioning.

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Artificial sweeteners appeal to a lot of people as a magic bullet for weight loss, but – as researchers have found – they can cause havoc in the gut, making us susceptible to illnesses and even craving for sweets.

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Scientists have discovered a way to significantly slow down the ageing process and even restore health in ageing bodies, opening up the possibility of extending people's lives in old age

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By opening a way for the immune system to attack tumours, two scientists revolutionised cancer care and won a Nobel Prize. Here is why their discoveries matter and how patients are already feeling the benefits.

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Intense therapy and a new technological aid can get people back on their feet after paralysis from spinal cord injury. The key is electrical stimulation below the point of injury, which helps to activate the neural pathways that trigger movement.

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Scientists have refined the technique of creating tiny particles that can dramatically improve the healing potential of drugs.

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Combining antibiotics has just been shown to be a surprisingly effective way of overturning drug resistance, despite the long-held view that mixing multiple antibiotics isn’t effective.

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In a major achievement, scientists have created an algorithm that can spot the similarities of tumour evolution in different cancer patients. This will help to predict the progress of the disease and find the most efficient personalised treatment.

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Scientists have managed to extend the lives of drug-resistant ovarian cancer patients through a combination therapy and discovered other ways to attack the stubborn disease.

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