Science News

14 January 2017

A new study suggests retroviruses are hundreds of millions of years older than previously thought

13 January 2017

"Weekend warriors" reduce their mortality risk by 30%.

12 January 2017

At ten thousand times smaller than a human hair, chemists in Manchester, England, have tied the world's tiniest...

10 January 2017

Our gene of the month has a tale behind it.

05 January 2017

The region of the brain used to recognise faces develops in a way that defies conventional neurological wisdom...

05 January 2017

A weakened strain of malaria can safely be injected into susceptible humans to produce protective antibodies.

15 December 2016

The adage that the surefire way to garner a visit from Father Christmas is not to be naughty has been dismissed as a...

15 December 2016

Two new sets of footprints, left by an ancient human relative over three and a half million years ago, have been...

11 December 2016

A breakthrough therapy to rescue the tens of thousands of people killed or injured each year by carbon monoxide...

08 December 2016

Pandas are highly sensitive to the scales of their habitats, and some regions earmarked for conservation are...

08 December 2016

Gene therapy for a fatal inherited paralysing disease called spinal muscular atrophy, SMA, that strikes in infancy has...

03 December 2016

Prostate cancer is diagnosed in more than a million men every year, and the rates have more than doubled in recent...

03 December 2016

Cambridge scientists have developed a technique to turn skin into blood vessel muscle cells to uncover new treatments...

02 December 2016

Going to bed angry or upset may make it harder to suppress negative emotional memories.

26 November 2016

The microbes in our gut turn our genes on and off - and the healthier we eat, the more they do so, a new study finds.

25 November 2016

Changes in your microbiome are the cause of the yo-yo effect that sees dieters paradoxically gaining weight over time...

23 November 2016

Children who are bullied are more likely to be overweight when they become adults according to new research.

14 November 2016

Scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have found that the ancestors of chimps and bonobos got up to...

14 November 2016

During the 2013-2016 Ebola outbreak, the virus picked up genetic mutations that increased its ability to infect...

14 November 2016

Huntington’s disease is caused by carrying a faulty version of the gene for the Huntingtin protein, but the messenger...

11 November 2016

The genes which allow Malaria to avoid treatment have been found by scientists working in Cambodia

11 November 2016

Sleeping sickness, also known as African trypanosomiasis, sets up a formerly undiscovered reservoir of infection in...

07 November 2016

A new theory on the Moon's formation has been proposed by scientists and it involves a big crash and a very fast...

05 November 2016

The first example of a fossilised dinosaur brain has been discovered in a pebble picked up on a UK beach.