For the first time scientists can sequence the genetic code of different strains of tuberculosis.
Lethal venom from spiders could be used as a stroke therapy in the future.
Taking high doses of B vitamins might protect us from the health impacts of pollution.
A new European satellite - Sentinel-2B - has been launched into space.
The 12 most urgent targets for new antibiotics have been identified.
A new study has predicted the life spans of people born in 2030.
Scientists have launched an appeal for more brains to be donated for research.
Scientists measuring pollution on London's transport system found high levels on the Tube.
A new gene therapy has reversed deafness in mice.
A patient's own cells could be made to deliver anti-cancer drugs.
Scientists have made cloned cows with a higher resistance to tuberculosis.
Drugs normally used to treat malaria failed to cure four people recently treated in the UK.
Scientists aim to stockpile vaccines against future outbreaks of disease.
An implant designed to restore sight is being trialled on several blind patients.
Psychotic symptoms could be caused by antibodies that attack cells in the brain.
Caesarean births are affecting how our bodies evolve because more women survive childbirth.
Scientists have found that predatory bacteria could be used to combat food poisoning.
Scientists have made paralysed monkeys walk again using an electronic brain implant.
Scientists are trying a new way to reduce the threat from Zika virus in Brazil and Colombia.
Added vitamin A makes sweet potato a life-saver for millions.
Some children have been found to have an immune system that stops them from developing AIDS.
The first baby conceived using a controversial new method of fertilisation has been born.
Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg aim to eliminate, cure or prevent all disease by the end of the century.
Scientists have made healthy baby mice using sperm only and no eggs.
Scientists might be able to find early signs of Parkinson's disease in eye tests.
A new, naturally occurring antibiotic could help fight hard-to-treat infections.
Nearly 100 new brain areas have been revealed.
A DNA sequencer has been sent to the International Space Station.
Scientists are trying to grow human organs in pigs.
There was a big drop in GPs prescribing antibiotics in the last year.
New laws affecting e-cigarettes are now in force in the UK.
An invisible 'second skin' has been designed to make people look younger.
Scientists have succeeded in keeping a human embryo alive in a lab for two weeks.
Scientists say that all the genes linked to breast cancer have been identified.
Scientists have created an interactive brain atlas of human language.
Lab-made antivenom could lead to better snakebite treatments.
A massive study has found 13 people who are immune to a serious genetic disorder.
A pig's heart transplanted into a baboon has stayed healthy for over two years.
A rainbow-skinned fish is helping scientists study how wounds heal.
Quitting smoking abruptly can be more successful than attempting it gradually.
Surgeons in China are treating blindness with stem cells.
Scientists have found a DNA link between sleep patterns and mood.
Genetically modified cells have been used to fight cancer.
Scientists strongly suspect a link between the Zika virus and microcephaly - but have yet to prove it.
Scientists are to be allowed to make changes to embryos' DNA.
Researchers have genetically modified monkeys to show autism-like traits.
Researchers have found a new way to spread malaria resistance through mosquito populations.
Scientists have found bacteria that can't be killed by our last-resort antibiotic.
A firefighter is recovering from a full face transplant.
Research shows that babies who spend time with dogs are less likely to get asthma.
Scientists have found a way to genetically modify pig organs so they can be used for human transplants.
Scientists who discovered how our bodies repair DNA have won this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Scientists say a later start to the school day for teenagers could improve their performance.
The meningitis B vaccine is now being offered to all newborn babies in the UK.
A 3D-printed bionic arm is the winner of this year's Dyson Award.
Researchers have injected cells with oil droplets that allow them to act like lasers.
Some food supplements might include unexpected ingredients.
More people will be offered a blood test that checks their risk of heart disease.
The European Commission has rejected a proposal to end animal testing.
Scientists have created a computer program that might identify new disease-carrying animals.
Scientists in Italy have created a robot made with... coffee.
Your hand's grip strength could indicate how healthy your heart is.
An expert says it is ethical to edit human genes to help people.
Smartphones are being used to detect parasites in blood samples.
Researchers have found that age affects what makes people obese.
A new home HIV test eliminates the need to send blood samples to a lab.
Our genes could be the reason mosquitoes find some of us more attractive than others.
Researchers have used HIV to treat patients by repairing their DNA.
People with breathing difficulties during sleep are more likely to suffer memory problems sooner.
Technology companies IBM and Apple are teaming up to analyse huge health data sets.
A new discovery brings the possibility of gene editing in humans one step closer.
Researchers have deduced the human genetic code for the nation of Iceland.
Experts are warning insects could bring diseases to the UK.
A long-term study has pointed to a link between breast-feeding and intelligence.
Electric currents have been used to boost brain growth in baby frogs.
Scientists have worked out that adults catch flu around once every five years.
Peanut products consumed as a child could cut allergies later in life.
Single-use syringes could replace traditional injections by 2020.
Some scientists are worried that government advisers are in the pockets of big business.
Scientists have found a way to identify Parkinson's disease using a breath test.
Medical implants may be susceptible to lethal hack attacks.
MPs have approved a fertility treatment that incorporates DNA from three people.
A large-scale Ebola vaccine trial has started.
Doctors have transplanted organs from a newborn baby for the first time in the UK.
Scientists are asking the public to help them find new drugs in exotic dirt.
Scientists want your opinions on 'designer' babies.
Lack of exercise may be a bigger killer than being overweight.
A new technique for culturing bacteria has given rise to a powerful antibiotic.
Extreme cases of obesity could be treated as a disability.
A new experimental Ebola serum is being tried out in Liberia.
Shift workers have poorer health than the rest of the population.
A small group of Swedish volunteers have implanted microchips into their bodies.
Scientists have developed a drug that could help repair injuries to the spinal cord.
A personal DNA test that aims to predict your health comes to the UK.
Initial tests of a new vaccine against Ebola look promising.
Brain implants that control prosthetic limbs could soon have their own safety regulations.
Researchers have pinpointed the areas of the brain affected by Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia.
Thousands of ducks will be culled today after a confirmed case of bird flu.
A new contraceptive could revolutionise family planning in the developing world.
Campaigners want fruit juice to be removed from the recommended 'five a day'.
Scientist have found the brain cells that are responsible for taste.
An inflatable incubator could help babies in the developing world.
Scientists are proposing to trial life-extending drugs in people's pet dogs.
Scientists have developed an Ebola test that could give results in just 30 minutes.
Scientists have helped a paralysed man to walk by transplanting cells into his spinal cord.
Scientists have developed a new and more accurate test for ovarian cancer.
Scientists have sequenced the entire genome of the common housefly.
People entering the UK from west Africa will be screened for Ebola.
A trial is going to see whether extra sleep improves teenagers' GCSE grades.
The scientists who discovered how the brain's mapping system works have won a Nobel Prize.
The World Health Organization has reduced the amount of sugar it recommends we consume.
Scientists have developed an innovative way to remove microbes from blood.
From 2018 the UK will treat children with brain cancer using proton beams.
Scientists have found a link between using sleeping pills and the risk of dementia.
The first British man infected with the Ebola virus has made a full recovery.
A US study suggests we can be trained to crave healthy meals.
Lab mice have had their emotional memories of places manipulated.
Scientists have demonstrated that gut bacteria could help stop food allergies.
Researchers are exploring the use of Botox chemicals to fight cancer.
A study of 5 million people links being overweight with several different types of cancer.
Patients with Ebola will be given a drug that hasn't yet been safety tested.
The proportion of patients being prescribed antibiotics for colds and coughs has increased.
A study of 100,000 people's DNA could revolutionise medicine.
UK border staff are concerned about the Ebola virus.
Today's teenagers are less likely to drink, smoke or take drugs than their counterparts ten years ago.
A new wireless patch gives nurses early warning if a patient's health worsens.
Researchers report Alzheimer’s disease can be prevented by changing your lifestyle.
More people will qualify for weight-loss surgery under new guidelines.
Animal testing is on the rise despite attempts to reduce it.
The Human Brain Project is under fire from neuroscientists.
Tiny 'clotting balls' have been invented that could help stop severe bleeding.
Researchers may have found a way to keep transplant organs fresh for longer.
New advice says we should dramatically cut how much sugar we eat.
Antibiotic resistance research has won the £10 million Longitude Prize.
Most of the bacteria present in humans can be found on mobile phones.
Researchers may have an explanation for why stress is linked to heart attacks.
Scientists have developed a helmet that uses microwave radiation to diagnose strokes very quickly.
A study shows that sunscreen alone is not enough to protect against skin cancer.
Genetically modified mosquitoes could save many lives by helping to stop malaria.
Researchers have made a link between short-term air pollution and irregular heartbeats.
Babies with DNA from three parents could be possible in two years' time.
Men seem to feel more pain than women after major surgery.
Animal rights advocates challenge the need for animal testing in dementia research.
Researchers are to look into the effects mobile phone and wireless technologies have on children’s cognitive abilities.
Researchers reveal a video showing the neurons of a worm firing in real time.
Could a new drug help prevent the terrible side effects caused by exposure to radiation?
Blood from young mice boosts old mice's brains.
Over-use of antibiotics has led to drug-resistant bacteria. What will happen when our most powerful drugs stop working?
A mother's diet when she gets pregnant may change her baby's DNA.
Mice and rats have higher stress levels when handled by men rather than women, possibly altering study results.
Numbers of e-cigarette users in the UK have tripled since 2010.
A new 'health atlas' has mapped disease risks across England and Wales.
Researchers have developed a virtual ultrasound training simulator.
A small study has shown stress could affect children's DNA.
Five-year survival rates for lung cancer patients are around 10%, says a new report.
A new treatment for gut infections has been approved as safe and effective.
Not getting enough sleep may cause a permanent loss of brain cells.
Astronauts are testing a new skin-tight spacesuit that supports their bones.
A new scheme could fast-track promising new drugs for those most in need.
3D printing has been used to reconstruct a man's face.
A study has shown drinking always brings a risk of premature birth.
Researchers have developed a blood test that can predict Alzheimer's disease.
England's chief medical officer thinks we should tax sugar to prevent obesity.
A new study suggests angry episodes may increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Persistent nightmares in children may be linked to mental health problems later on.
Some health problems in children have been link to delayed fatherhood.
Chemicals in cooked meat may be linked to dementia.
A new test could help identify teenagers at risk of clinical depression.
Deaths associated with legal highs have risen sharply in recent years.
Vitamin C might help boost the effectiveness of chemotherapy and reduce side effects.
A medieval epidemic shaped the genome of Europeans.
Adults in poor areas of the UK are suffering the health effects of inactivity.
Could simple vitamins ease symptoms of ADHD?
Acid turns blood cells into stem cells.
Research suggests being cold can help you lose weight.
Taking drugs to suppress a fever, then going out and about may put others at risk.
Mistimed sleep can confuse our genes and lead to severe health problems.
Gene therapy can reverse genetic blindness.
Living near parkland has a long-lasting positive impact on mood.
The NHS will collect patients’ anonymous records to improve its services.
Almost 1 billion adults in developing countries are overweight or obese.
A therapy used in depression may also help us forget unhappy experiences.
A chemical treatment has reversed muscle tissue ageing in mice.
Neonicotinoid pesticides have been found to harm brain development in newborn rats.
New research shows that some antibacterial soaps and washes could pose a health risk.
Microbiologists are surprised to see how fast gut bacteria adapt to changes in diet.
A set of sensors is being tested to see if they can reduce obesity.
A gene-testing company has been told to stop marketing its kits because of fears over accuracy.
Rates of dementia are set to soar over the next few decades.
A company in Massachusetts hopes to offer a new type of genetic surgery.
Could friendly 'bacteria' in toothpaste prevent tooth decay?
A government scheme is offering women £200 to breast-feed their baby for its first six months.
Teenage brains work overtime to control impulsive behaviour.
Small genetic changes can enable mice to regrow body parts.
In a world first researchers have halted the death of brain tissue affected by a neurodegenerative disease.
Walking could prevent thousands of cases of cancer and other serious illnesses.
A new test can help doctors predict which breast cancer patients will need chemotherapy
Concerns have been raised over risks from needles used in beauty treatments.
Scientists can now 3D print human organ tissues onto microchips to test vaccines and drugs.
A sense of rhythm could enhance language skills.
A study suggests a vaccine could eradicate the monkey equivalent of HIV.
Scientists in Spain have returned adult tissue in living mice to its embryonic state.
Eating sensibly and exercising regularly could prevent half the cases of womb cancer in the UK.
Scientists have found a relationship between hyperactivity and inner-ear disorders.
We can all be forgetful when it comes to taking our medication, but now there is technology to remind us.
The family of a woman whose immortal cells are used in medical research will now be credited.
Researchers in China have grown teeth from urine.
A new study suggests that plain cigarette packets encourage people to quit smoking.
A newly described giant virus may force scientists to rethink the tree of life.
Scientists have invented a surgical knife that can tell if it's cutting healthy or cancerous tissue.
People who are obese may risk developing osteoporosis.
A Danish study has found that the cognitive abilities of very old people are improving.
Babies conceived in May are more likely to be slightly premature – could influenza be the reason?
White fat cells exposed to cold temperatures will release energy and burn calories.
Swiss scientists may have found a faster way to recognise effective and ineffective antibiotics.
Ultra-marathons put less stress on athletes' bodies than shorter races.
A sprinkle of silver could help in the fight against antibiotic resistance.
IVF treatment with kisspeptin, a naturally occurring hormone, bears its first fruit: a healthy baby boy.
The US Supreme Court has ruled that natural genes can't be patented.
Electrically stimulating the midbrain makes people rate others as more attractive.
RoboRoach, a DIY neuroscience kit, lets you control the movements of cockroaches from your phone.
Researchers studying the Arc protein hope to fight neurological diseases.
Scientists have used light to trigger and halt obsessive behaviour in mice.
Experts suggest overweight mothers pass on risks of obesity to their grandchildren rather than their children.
New advice to pregnant women suggests they should avoid many chemicals found in everyday products.
Could using two vaccines instead of one help prevent HIV infection?
Schizophrenic patients benefit from creating avatars to represent the voices they hear.
Scientists have identified a protein that might control itchy sensations.
Mild iodine deficiency in pregnant women may affect their baby's IQ.
US researchers have found out why the common cold occurs more often in winter.
Scientists have created a cloned human embryo that could be a source of stem cells.
Genetic tests can identify women at high risk of breast cancer. But what should they do about it?
Belgian researchers have found that gut microbes help control obesity in mice.
The deadly novel coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person.
US scientists have bred mosquitoes that are resistant to malaria parasites.
Scientists have made a vaccine that could protect against some spider bites.
Research suggests sunlight helps reduce blood pressure and the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
A protein complex found in breast milk could help us treat MRSA and other drug-resistant infections.
A new clinical trial will use genetically engineered viruses to mend ailing heart muscle.