A technique developed to fight tumours in rats may one day be used to treat humans

About six million people employed in India's beedi industry risk developing cancer from handling tobacco leaves

NEXT TIME you liberally smear suntan lotion on your body and linger too long in the sun, beware: Sunscreens are not sunproof, say scientists. According to US epidemiologists Cedric and Frank

Scientists are exploring various approaches to fight the deadliest cancer afflicting US women.

Fresh data on dipping levels of atmospheric ozone add up to a grim scenario that can have serious implications for life on earth.

Industrial pollution along Canada's southeastern coast and its fatal results form the theme of BBC's Death on the St Lawrence.

Scientists have genetically engineered specific antibodies to prevent organ rejection in transplants and to combat cancer. This opens up new possibilities in medical immunology.

SCIENTISTS at Cambridge University's Department of Pathology have found an effective way of treating patients with long-standing rheumatoid arthritis, using "humanised monoclonal antibodies".

Tests on mice show that a hormonal antibody inhibits the growth of turnours, giving rise to hopes for a vaccine to treat lung cancer.

Specialised structures such as chromosomes were thought to float haphazardly in cells. Now, researchers believe tiny motors guide them on cytoplasmic tracks, a finding that could explain certain genetic disorders.