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Immune system could cause psychosis

December 8, 2016

Brain

Psychotic symptoms could be caused by antibodies that attack cells in the brain.

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Caesarean evolution

December 6, 2016

Baby

Caesarean births are affecting how our bodies evolve because more women survive childbirth.

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Bacteria cure food poisoning

November 24, 2016

Bacteria

Scientists have found that predatory bacteria could be used to combat food poisoning.

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Chip cures monkeys' paralysis

November 10, 2016

Rhesus monkey at Malshej Ghat in India

Scientists have made paralysed monkeys walk again using an electronic brain implant.

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New technique could end Zika

October 27, 2016

Mosquito

Scientists are trying a new way to reduce the threat from Zika virus in Brazil and Colombia.

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Sweet potato wins World Food Prize

October 13, 2016

Sweet Potato

Added vitamin A makes sweet potato a life-saver for millions.

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Children fighting AIDS

September 30, 2016

HIV structure

Some children have been found to have an immune system that stops them from developing AIDS.

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First 'three-parent baby' born

September 29, 2016

mitochondria

The first baby conceived using a controversial new method of fertilisation has been born.

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Can we end disease by 2100?

September 27, 2016

Facebook

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg aim to eliminate, cure or prevent all disease by the end of the century.

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Making babies without eggs

September 21, 2016

baby mouse

Scientists have made healthy baby mice using sperm only and no eggs.

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Eye test for Parkinson's

August 18, 2016

ophthalmologist

Scientists might be able to find early signs of Parkinson's disease in eye tests.

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New antibiotic found up our noses

July 27, 2016

Nose

A new, naturally occurring antibiotic could help fight hard-to-treat infections.

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Best brain map created

July 21, 2016

Updated brain map

Nearly 100 new brain areas have been revealed.

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Testing DNA in space

July 18, 2016

MinION

A DNA sequencer has been sent to the International Space Station.

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Growing organs

June 7, 2016

Pig

Scientists are trying to grow human organs in pigs.

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Antibiotic use reduced

May 25, 2016

Antibiotics pills

There was a big drop in GPs prescribing antibiotics in the last year.

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New vaping laws in force

May 21, 2016

Vaping

New laws affecting e-cigarettes are now in force in the UK.

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Artificial youthful skin

May 10, 2016

skincare

An invisible 'second skin' has been designed to make people look younger.

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Lab-grown embryo sets record

May 5, 2016

Embryo

Scientists have succeeded in keeping a human embryo alive in a lab for two weeks.

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Breast cancer breakthrough

May 3, 2016

DNA

Scientists say that all the genes linked to breast cancer have been identified.

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Mind your language

April 28, 2016

rh_big_transparant_6

Scientists have created an interactive brain atlas of human language.

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Fighting snakebites

April 20, 2016

Snake

Lab-made antivenom could lead to better snakebite treatments.

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Big data finds lucky 13

April 12, 2016

DNA

A massive study has found 13 people who are immune to a serious genetic disorder.

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Pig heart survives in baboon

April 7, 2016

Pig

A pig's heart transplanted into a baboon has stayed healthy for over two years.

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Rainbow fish

March 22, 2016

Zebrafish

A rainbow-skinned fish is helping scientists study how wounds heal.

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Going cold turkey

March 15, 2016

Ashtray

Quitting smoking abruptly can be more successful than attempting it gradually.

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Seeing clearly

March 10, 2016

Cataract

Surgeons in China are treating blindness with stem cells.

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Moody mornings

February 24, 2016

alarm clock

Scientists have found a DNA link between sleep patterns and mood.

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Breakthrough in cancer treatment

February 18, 2016

blood

Genetically modified cells have been used to fight cancer.

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Zika's research challenge

February 9, 2016

Mosquito

Scientists strongly suspect a link between the Zika virus and microcephaly - but have yet to prove it.

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Gene editing permitted in the UK

February 2, 2016

DNA magnifying glass

Scientists are to be allowed to make changes to embryos' DNA.

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Why genetically modify monkeys?

January 26, 2016

Monkey

Researchers have genetically modified monkeys to show autism-like traits.

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New tool to fight malaria?

November 24, 2015

Mosquito

Researchers have found a new way to spread malaria resistance through mosquito populations.

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Back to the Dark Ages?

November 19, 2015

antibiotic resistance

Scientists have found bacteria that can't be killed by our last-resort antibiotic.

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Changing faces

November 17, 2015

Face reflection

A firefighter is recovering from a full face transplant.

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Could dogs reduce asthma?

November 3, 2015

Boy with dog

Research shows that babies who spend time with dogs are less likely to get asthma.

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Pig-hearted

October 13, 2015

pig

Scientists have found a way to genetically modify pig organs so they can be used for human transplants.

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A Nobel discovery

October 8, 2015

DNA

Scientists who discovered how our bodies repair DNA have won this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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Calling time on early starts

September 10, 2015

sleep

Scientists say a later start to the school day for teenagers could improve their performance.

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Life-saving vaccine

September 1, 2015

Needle

The meningitis B vaccine is now being offered to all newborn babies in the UK.

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3D-printed bionic arm

August 25, 2015

Hand

A 3D-printed bionic arm is the winner of this year's Dyson Award.

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Cells become tiny lasers

July 28, 2015

Blue Laser

Researchers have injected cells with oil droplets that allow them to act like lasers.

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Not what it says on the tin

July 14, 2015

Pills

Some food supplements might include unexpected ingredients.

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811 Likes | No comments

Heart disease test

June 9, 2015

heart test

More people will be offered a blood test that checks their risk of heart disease.

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168 Likes | No comments

EU animal testing

June 4, 2015

Rabbit

The European Commission has rejected a proposal to end animal testing.

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Predictable pandemics

May 20, 2015

Fruit bat

Scientists have created a computer program that might identify new disease-carrying animals.

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Caffeinated robot tentacle

May 15, 2015

Octopus

Scientists in Italy have created a robot made with... coffee.

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Strong hands, strong heart

May 14, 2015

hand grip

Your hand's grip strength could indicate how healthy your heart is.

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183 Likes | No comments

GM humans?

May 13, 2015

Lego DNA

An expert says it is ethical to edit human genes to help people.

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241 Likes | No comments

Smartphone diagnosis

May 7, 2015

Loa Loa

Smartphones are being used to detect parasites in blood samples.

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228 Likes | No comments

Children, teenagers and obesity

April 28, 2015

Children eating

Researchers have found that age affects what makes people obese.

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Home test for HIV

April 27, 2015

HIV Test

A new home HIV test eliminates the need to send blood samples to a lab.

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170 Likes | No comments

Mosquito attraction

April 23, 2015

Mosquito

Our genes could be the reason mosquitoes find some of us more attractive than others.

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HIV turned from villain into hero

April 22, 2015

HIV infected T-cells

Researchers have used HIV to treat patients by repairing their DNA.

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A good night's sleep

April 16, 2015

banana sleeping

People with breathing difficulties during sleep are more likely to suffer memory problems sooner.

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Tech giants and your health data

April 15, 2015

Health Data

Technology companies IBM and Apple are teaming up to analyse huge health data sets.

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Human gene editing moves closer

April 2, 2015

Staphylococcus aureus

A new discovery brings the possibility of gene editing in humans one step closer.

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Icelanders' DNA deduced

March 26, 2015

DNA

Researchers have deduced the human genetic code for the nation of Iceland.

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Infectious mosquitoes in the UK?

March 23, 2015

Mosquito

Experts are warning insects could bring diseases to the UK.

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Breast-feeding may increase IQ

March 18, 2015

Business baby pointing

A long-term study has pointed to a link between breast-feeding and intelligence.

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376 Likes | No comments

Brain boost from electricity

March 10, 2015

Neuron

Electric currents have been used to boost brain growth in baby frogs.

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Adults, colds and flu

March 3, 2015

sneeze

Scientists have worked out that adults catch flu around once every five years.

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Peanut allergy preventable?

February 24, 2015

Peanuts

Peanut products consumed as a child could cut allergies later in life.

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Smart syringes

February 23, 2015

syringe

Single-use syringes could replace traditional injections by 2020.

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Sugar money

February 12, 2015

Chocolate coins

Some scientists are worried that government advisers are in the pockets of big business.

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What's in a breath?

February 11, 2015

Breath

Scientists have found a way to identify Parkinson's disease using a breath test.

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Hackable heart?

February 9, 2015

Heart Broken

Medical implants may be susceptible to lethal hack attacks.

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290 Likes | No comments

Green light for three-parent babies

February 4, 2015

Baby

MPs have approved a fertility treatment that incorporates DNA from three people.

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Ebola vaccine trial under way

February 2, 2015

The Ebola Virus

A large-scale Ebola vaccine trial has started.

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Organ transplant first

January 20, 2015

transplant

Doctors have transplanted organs from a newborn baby for the first time in the UK.

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Mud drugs

January 20, 2015

Mud Flow

Scientists are asking the public to help them find new drugs in exotic dirt.

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241 Likes | No comments

Should we allow designer babies?

January 19, 2015

Baby feet

Scientists want your opinions on 'designer' babies.

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156 Likes | No comments

Fit not fat

January 15, 2015

Lazy

Lack of exercise may be a bigger killer than being overweight.

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119 Likes | No comments

Digging for new antibiotic discovery

January 7, 2015

Bacteria

A new technique for culturing bacteria has given rise to a powerful antibiotic.

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185 Likes | No comments

EU weighs in on obesity

December 18, 2014

Scales

Extreme cases of obesity could be treated as a disability.

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129 Likes | No comments

Survivors' blood could cure Ebola

December 16, 2014

Ebola virus

A new experimental Ebola serum is being tried out in Liberia.

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Night shift not so healthy

December 15, 2014

man sleeping at desk

Shift workers have poorer health than the rest of the population.

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Swedish cyborgs hold implant party

December 10, 2014

RFID

A small group of Swedish volunteers have implanted microchips into their bodies.

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Spinal cord injury repair drug

December 4, 2014

Rats

Scientists have developed a drug that could help repair injuries to the spinal cord.

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Spit test predicts health

December 2, 2014

DNA

A personal DNA test that aims to predict your health comes to the UK.

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Hope for Ebola vaccine

November 27, 2014

Medical

Initial tests of a new vaccine against Ebola look promising.

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Mind-controlled prosthetics

November 26, 2014

Brain

Brain implants that control prosthetic limbs could soon have their own safety regulations.

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188 Likes | No comments

Brain's weak spot

November 25, 2014

Brain

Researchers have pinpointed the areas of the brain affected by Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia.

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204 Likes | No comments

Bird flu returns

November 18, 2014

bird flu

Thousands of ducks will be culled today after a confirmed case of bird flu.

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121 Likes | No comments

Contraceptive revolution

November 17, 2014

the new injection design

A new contraceptive could revolutionise family planning in the developing world.

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Fruit juice in hot water

November 11, 2014

Fruit juice

Campaigners want fruit juice to be removed from the recommended 'five a day'.

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Mysteries of taste uncovered

November 10, 2014

buffet

Scientist have found the brain cells that are responsible for taste.

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Inflatable incubators

November 6, 2014

Baby feet

An inflatable incubator could help babies in the developing world.

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Pet dogs in life-extending experiment

October 29, 2014

Old Dog

Scientists are proposing to trial life-extending drugs in people's pet dogs.

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Ebola paper test

October 27, 2014

ebola test

Scientists have developed an Ebola test that could give results in just 30 minutes.

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195 Likes | No comments

Cell transplant helps paralysed man

October 21, 2014

walking

Scientists have helped a paralysed man to walk by transplanting cells into his spinal cord.

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Ovarian cancer test

October 16, 2014

ovarian cancer test

Scientists have developed a new and more accurate test for ovarian cancer.

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178 Likes | No comments

Housefly: friend or foe?

October 14, 2014

Housefly

Scientists have sequenced the entire genome of the common housefly.

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Ebola screening in the UK

October 13, 2014

Hazmat

People entering the UK from west Africa will be screened for Ebola.

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712 Likes | No comments

Better sleep for better grades

October 9, 2014

Sleepy

A trial is going to see whether extra sleep improves teenagers' GCSE grades.

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185 Likes | No comments

Nobel Prize for the brain's GPS

October 7, 2014

maze

The scientists who discovered how the brain's mapping system works have won a Nobel Prize.

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158 Likes | No comments

Cut down on sugar

September 17, 2014

Sugar cubes

The World Health Organization has reduced the amount of sugar it recommends we consume.

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235 Likes | 1 comments

The artificial spleen

September 15, 2014

Blood

Scientists have developed an innovative way to remove microbes from blood.

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133 Likes | No comments

Proton beams offer hope

September 11, 2014

Light brain

From 2018 the UK will treat children with brain cancer using proton beams.

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113 Likes | No comments

Sleeping pill dementia link

September 10, 2014

Anxiety Sleep

Scientists have found a link between using sleeping pills and the risk of dementia.

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105 Likes | No comments

Ebola recovery

September 4, 2014

infusion

The first British man infected with the Ebola virus has made a full recovery.

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225 Likes | No comments

Food on the brain

September 2, 2014

Spring rolls

A US study suggests we can be trained to crave healthy meals.

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132 Likes | No comments

Memory manipulation

August 27, 2014

Brain

Lab mice have had their emotional memories of places manipulated.

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226 Likes | No comments

Gut bacteria and food allergies

August 26, 2014

allergies

Scientists have demonstrated that gut bacteria could help stop food allergies.

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211 Likes | No comments

Wrinkle treatment to cure cancer?

August 21, 2014

Nerves

Researchers are exploring the use of Botox chemicals to fight cancer.

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300 Likes | No comments

Obesity link to cancer?

August 14, 2014

Fat Cancer

A study of 5 million people links being overweight with several different types of cancer.

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212 Likes | No comments

Ebola patients to get untested drug

August 12, 2014

Ebola virus

Patients with Ebola will be given a drug that hasn't yet been safety tested.

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250 Likes | No comments

Antibiotics and colds

August 5, 2014

antibiotics

The proportion of patients being prescribed antibiotics for colds and coughs has increased.

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231 Likes | No comments

Unlocking DNA's secrets

August 1, 2014

DNA two pound coin

A study of 100,000 people's DNA could revolutionise medicine.

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315 Likes | No comments

Are we safe from Ebola?

July 31, 2014

Ebola

UK border staff are concerned about the Ebola virus.

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339 Likes | 1 comments

Teens better behaved than ever

July 25, 2014

alcohol and cigarettes

Today's teenagers are less likely to drink, smoke or take drugs than their counterparts ten years ago.

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187 Likes | No comments

Patch me up, doc

July 22, 2014

Patch

A new wireless patch gives nurses early warning if a patient's health worsens.

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238 Likes | No comments

Can we prevent Alzheimer’s?

July 14, 2014

Alzheimer's

Researchers report Alzheimer’s disease can be prevented by changing your lifestyle.

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216 Likes | No comments

More to get weight-loss surgery

July 11, 2014

Surgeons in an operating theatre

More people will qualify for weight-loss surgery under new guidelines.

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227 Likes | No comments

Rise in animal testing

July 10, 2014

brown mouse

Animal testing is on the rise despite attempts to reduce it.

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261 Likes | No comments

Neuroscience project sparks anger

July 7, 2014

Neon brain

The Human Brain Project is under fire from neuroscientists.

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242 Likes | No comments

Sticky balls to stop bleeding

July 2, 2014

the blood clotting balls

Tiny 'clotting balls' have been invented that could help stop severe bleeding.

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192 Likes | 3 comments

Supercooling organs could aid transplants

June 30, 2014

Organ donor

Researchers may have found a way to keep transplant organs fresh for longer.

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88 Likes | No comments

Cut the sugar

June 27, 2014

a pile of donut

New advice says we should dramatically cut how much sugar we eat.

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£10 million to fight antibiotic resistance

June 26, 2014

Antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance research has won the £10 million Longitude Prize.

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222 Likes | No comments

Microbes on mobiles

June 25, 2014

people using mobile phones

Most of the bacteria present in humans can be found on mobile phones.

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200 Likes | 1 comments

Stress can clog arteries

June 23, 2014

stress

Researchers may have an explanation for why stress is linked to heart attacks.

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189 Likes | No comments

Microwave helmet diagnoses strokes

June 17, 2014

Microwave helmet

Scientists have developed a helmet that uses microwave radiation to diagnose strokes very quickly.

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153 Likes | No comments

Will sunscreen protect you?

June 12, 2014

sunburn

A study shows that sunscreen alone is not enough to protect against skin cancer.

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329 Likes | No comments

GM mosquitoes could fight malaria

June 11, 2014

a mosquito

Genetically modified mosquitoes could save many lives by helping to stop malaria.

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1807 Likes | 2 comments

Air pollution linked to irregular heartbeat

June 5, 2014

London pollution

Researchers have made a link between short-term air pollution and irregular heartbeats.

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269 Likes | 1 comments

Three-parent child ‘within two years’

June 4, 2014

a baby

Babies with DNA from three parents could be possible in two years' time.

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298 Likes | No comments

Do men feel more pain?

June 3, 2014

Man with head in hands

Men seem to feel more pain than women after major surgery.

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204 Likes | No comments

Dementia research challenged

May 21, 2014

A lab mouse

Animal rights advocates challenge the need for animal testing in dementia research.

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265 Likes | No comments

Do mobiles affect mental development?

May 20, 2014

Mobile phone and children

Researchers are to look into the effects mobile phone and wireless technologies have on children’s cognitive abilities.

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695 Likes | 1 comments

Watching neurons at work

May 18, 2014

Neuron image

Researchers reveal a video showing the neurons of a worm firing in real time.

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409 Likes | No comments

Recovery from radiation

May 15, 2014

Radioactive

Could a new drug help prevent the terrible side effects caused by exposure to radiation?

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471 Likes | No comments

Young blood boosts old brains

May 6, 2014

grandmother on tricycle pushed by child

Blood from young mice boosts old mice's brains.

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Will antibiotics stop working?

May 1, 2014

Antibiotics

Over-use of antibiotics has led to drug-resistant bacteria. What will happen when our most powerful drugs stop working?

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212 Likes | No comments

Mums' diet 'changes' genes in babies

April 30, 2014

new born baby

A mother's diet when she gets pregnant may change her baby's DNA.

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Men stress mice

April 29, 2014

Rat being held by researcher

Mice and rats have higher stress levels when handled by men rather than women, possibly altering study results.

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E-cigarette users triple

April 28, 2014

E-cigarette

Numbers of e-cigarette users in the UK have tripled since 2010.

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349 Likes | No comments

Health atlas maps your community

April 25, 2014

Map

A new 'health atlas' has mapped disease risks across England and Wales.

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167 Likes | No comments

Ultrasound simulator

April 22, 2014

Ultrasound simulator

Researchers have developed a virtual ultrasound training simulator.

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426 Likes | No comments

Stress changes child DNA

April 8, 2014

Lego DNA

A small study has shown stress could affect children's DNA.

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542 Likes | No comments

Deadly lung cancer

April 4, 2014

smoking

Five-year survival rates for lung cancer patients are around 10%, says a new report.

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549 Likes | 3 comments

Poo transplants given go-ahead

March 27, 2014

cdifficile

A new treatment for gut infections has been approved as safe and effective.

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505 Likes | 1 comments

Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells?

March 20, 2014

Asleep

Not getting enough sleep may cause a permanent loss of brain cells.

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581 Likes | 2 comments

Spacesuit designed to mimic gravity

March 17, 2014

Julia Attias

Astronauts are testing a new skin-tight spacesuit that supports their bones.

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99 Likes | 1 comments

Faster access to new drugs

March 14, 2014

Pills

A new scheme could fast-track promising new drugs for those most in need.

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368 Likes | 2 comments

3D printing repairs man's face

March 12, 2014

3D printed implants

3D printing has been used to reconstruct a man's face.

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405 Likes | No comments

Drink warning for expectant mums

March 11, 2014

Pregnancy and alcohol

A study has shown drinking always brings a risk of premature birth.

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158 Likes | No comments

Blood test for Alzheimer's

March 10, 2014

Blood cultures in bottles

Researchers have developed a blood test that can predict Alzheimer's disease.

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236 Likes | No comments

Sugar tax

March 5, 2014

Sugar cubes

England's chief medical officer thinks we should tax sugar to prevent obesity.

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214 Likes | 1 comments

Could anger trigger a heart attack?

March 4, 2014

Anger

A new study suggests angry episodes may increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke.

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187 Likes | No comments

Nightmares an early warning sign?

March 3, 2014

Nightmares

Persistent nightmares in children may be linked to mental health problems later on.

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169 Likes | No comments

Risk to child health linked to older dads

February 28, 2014

father and child

Some health problems in children have been link to delayed fatherhood.

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164 Likes | 2 comments

Could cooked meat mean dementia?

February 25, 2014

Meat

Chemicals in cooked meat may be linked to dementia.

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178 Likes | No comments

New test for teen depression

February 18, 2014

Teenage boys

A new test could help identify teenagers at risk of clinical depression.

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203 Likes | No comments

Deaths linked to 'legal highs' on the rise

February 12, 2014

pills

Deaths associated with legal highs have risen sharply in recent years.

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252 Likes | No comments

Low-tech boost to chemotherapy?

February 9, 2014

Vitamin C therapy

Vitamin C might help boost the effectiveness of chemotherapy and reduce side effects.

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243 Likes | 1 comments

Black Death’s mark in our genome

February 3, 2014

DNA

A medieval epidemic shaped the genome of Europeans.

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167 Likes | No comments

Death by inactivity?

January 31, 2014

Inactivity

Adults in poor areas of the UK are suffering the health effects of inactivity.

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237 Likes | 1 comments

Staying focused

January 30, 2014

Desk Graffiti

Could simple vitamins ease symptoms of ADHD?

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156 Likes | No comments

Stem-cell breakthrough

January 29, 2014

Petri dish

Acid turns blood cells into stem cells.

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243 Likes | 1 comments

Would you freeze to fight fat?

January 23, 2014

Fat snowman

Research suggests being cold can help you lose weight.

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276 Likes | 1 comments

Masking fever puts others at risk

January 22, 2014

Man flu paraphenalia

Taking drugs to suppress a fever, then going out and about may put others at risk.

News

54 Likes | 1 comments

Body-clock chaos for night workers

January 21, 2014

Overnight studying

Mistimed sleep can confuse our genes and lead to severe health problems.

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144 Likes | No comments

Could blindness be reversible?

January 16, 2014

Eye

Gene therapy can reverse genetic blindness.

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282 Likes | 1 comments

Parks keep you happier for longer

January 12, 2014

Squirrel in St James' park

Living near parkland has a long-lasting positive impact on mood.

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145 Likes | No comments

Big plans for medical data

January 6, 2014

filing tower

The NHS will collect patients’ anonymous records to improve its services.

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78 Likes | No comments

One billion overweight adults

January 3, 2014

Obesity

Almost 1 billion adults in developing countries are overweight or obese.

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654 Likes | 2 comments

Can we zap away memories?

December 22, 2013

Thinking of you

A therapy used in depression may also help us forget unhappy experiences.

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306 Likes | 3 comments

Young body in old age

December 19, 2013

Hourglass

A chemical treatment has reversed muscle tissue ageing in mice.

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718 Likes | 4 comments

Pesticides damage newborn rats

December 18, 2013

Bee

Neonicotinoid pesticides have been found to harm brain development in newborn rats.

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270 Likes | No comments

Antibacterial soap warning

December 17, 2013

holiday hand-gels

New research shows that some antibacterial soaps and washes could pose a health risk.

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262 Likes | No comments

Bacterial food critics

December 11, 2013

Bacteria

Microbiologists are surprised to see how fast gut bacteria adapt to changes in diet.

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441 Likes | No comments

Sensing obesity

December 10, 2013

hand weighting grapes on a scales

A set of sensors is being tested to see if they can reduce obesity.

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315 Likes | No comments

Gene-testing kits pulled from sale

December 8, 2013

Gene test

A gene-testing company has been told to stop marketing its kits because of fears over accuracy.

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207 Likes | No comments

Dementia epidemic by 2050?

December 5, 2013

Elderly people crossing

Rates of dementia are set to soar over the next few decades.

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150 Likes | No comments

Is genetic surgery the future?

December 3, 2013

Glowing DNA

A company in Massachusetts hopes to offer a new type of genetic surgery.

News

227 Likes | 1 comments

Bugs do battle for your teeth

December 2, 2013

Brushing teeth

Could friendly 'bacteria' in toothpaste prevent tooth decay?

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Breast is best

November 13, 2013

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A government scheme is offering women £200 to breast-feed their baby for its first six months.

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Brain to blame for teen behaviour

November 12, 2013

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Teenage brains work overtime to control impulsive behaviour.

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Mutant mega-mice

November 8, 2013

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Small genetic changes can enable mice to regrow body parts.

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Breakthrough study saves brain cells

October 10, 2013

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In a world first researchers have halted the death of brain tissue affected by a neurodegenerative disease.

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Walk for your life

October 7, 2013

Walking by the river

Walking could prevent thousands of cases of cancer and other serious illnesses.

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Chemo – yes or no?

September 26, 2013

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A new test can help doctors predict which breast cancer patients will need chemotherapy

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Beauty treatment needle risk

September 24, 2013

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Concerns have been raised over risks from needles used in beauty treatments.

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3D printed organs on microchips

September 21, 2013

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Scientists can now 3D print human organ tissues onto microchips to test vaccines and drugs.

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A rhythm for language?

September 18, 2013

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A sense of rhythm could enhance language skills.

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HIV vaccine advance

September 13, 2013

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A study suggests a vaccine could eradicate the monkey equivalent of HIV.

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Scientists turn cells back in time

September 12, 2013

Mice around a clock

Scientists in Spain have returned adult tissue in living mice to its embryonic state.

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Help prevent cancer with willpower

September 11, 2013

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Eating sensibly and exercising regularly could prevent half the cases of womb cancer in the UK.

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Hearing problems cause hyperactivity?

September 6, 2013

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Scientists have found a relationship between hyperactivity and inner-ear disorders.

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Pill that texts your doctor

August 12, 2013

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We can all be forgetful when it comes to taking our medication, but now there is technology to remind us.

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Immortal cells given dues

August 8, 2013

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The family of a woman whose immortal cells are used in medical research will now be credited.

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Grow teeth from pee

July 30, 2013

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Researchers in China have grown teeth from urine.

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Say no to logos

July 23, 2013

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A new study suggests that plain cigarette packets encourage people to quit smoking.

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Giant virus alert

July 19, 2013

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A newly described giant virus may force scientists to rethink the tree of life.

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Knife 'nose' knows good cells from bad

July 18, 2013

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Scientists have invented a surgical knife that can tell if it's cutting healthy or cancerous tissue.

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Obesity bad for bones

July 16, 2013

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People who are obese may risk developing osteoporosis.

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Live long, think fast

July 11, 2013

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A Danish study has found that the cognitive abilities of very old people are improving.

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The season to conceive?

July 9, 2013

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Babies conceived in May are more likely to be slightly premature – could influenza be the reason?

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Burning fat

July 2, 2013

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White fat cells exposed to cold temperatures will release energy and burn calories.

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Resistance is futile

July 1, 2013

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Swiss scientists may have found a faster way to recognise effective and ineffective antibiotics.

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Less harm in the long run

June 27, 2013

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Ultra-marathons put less stress on athletes' bodies than shorter races.

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Bling up those bacteria

June 20, 2013

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A sprinkle of silver could help in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

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IVF kick-start safer for mums

June 18, 2013

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IVF treatment with kisspeptin, a naturally occurring hormone, bears its first fruit: a healthy baby boy.

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Nature's genes aren't patentable

June 14, 2013

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The US Supreme Court has ruled that natural genes can't be patented.

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Shockingly attractive

June 13, 2013

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Electrically stimulating the midbrain makes people rate others as more attractive.

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Cockroach mind control

June 11, 2013

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RoboRoach, a DIY neuroscience kit, lets you control the movements of cockroaches from your phone.

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Raiders of the lost Arc

June 10, 2013

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Researchers studying the Arc protein hope to fight neurological diseases.

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Illuminating compulsive behaviour

June 7, 2013

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Scientists have used light to trigger and halt obsessive behaviour in mice.

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Fat thanks to mum or gran?

June 6, 2013

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Experts suggest overweight mothers pass on risks of obesity to their grandchildren rather than their children.

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Cut out the chemicals?

June 5, 2013

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New advice to pregnant women suggests they should avoid many chemicals found in everyday products.

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Teaming up against HIV

May 31, 2013

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Could using two vaccines instead of one help prevent HIV infection?

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Making faces helps schizophrenics

May 30, 2013

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Schizophrenic patients benefit from creating avatars to represent the voices they hear.

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Itching isn't a pain

May 24, 2013

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Scientists have identified a protein that might control itchy sensations.

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Iodine and IQ

May 22, 2013

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Mild iodine deficiency in pregnant women may affect their baby's IQ.

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Cold wives tale proves true

May 21, 2013

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US researchers have found out why the common cold occurs more often in winter.

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Human clone embryo created

May 16, 2013

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Scientists have created a cloned human embryo that could be a source of stem cells.

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Clear-cut decision?

May 15, 2013

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Genetic tests can identify women at high risk of breast cancer. But what should they do about it?

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Gut microbe could fight fat

May 14, 2013

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Belgian researchers have found that gut microbes help control obesity in mice.

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WHO warns on coronavirus

May 13, 2013

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The deadly novel coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person.

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Malaria-resistant mosquitoes?

May 10, 2013

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US scientists have bred mosquitoes that are resistant to malaria parasites.

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Spider bite vaccine

May 9, 2013

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Scientists have made a vaccine that could protect against some spider bites.

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Heartfelt ray of sunshine

May 8, 2013

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Research suggests sunlight helps reduce blood pressure and the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

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HAMLET versus MRSA

May 2, 2013

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A protein complex found in breast milk could help us treat MRSA and other drug-resistant infections.

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Can viruses heal heart muscle?

April 30, 2013

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A new clinical trial will use genetically engineered viruses to mend ailing heart muscle.

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