Medicine

18 May 2017

More than 70 years has passed since the Zika virus was first identified in Africa; now a new study has revealed why it...

18 May 2017

A way to create replacement stem cells that can produce blood and immune cells has been demonstrated for the first time...

11 May 2017

An artificial bone complete with a bone marrow cavity capable of making new blood cells has been tested successfully in...

26 April 2017

Cells controlled remotely by a smartphone app can release insulin into the bloodstream to regulate glucose levels in...

21 April 2017

A hydrogel-based dressing, chemically tweaked so it can selectively soak up inflammatory signals but leave pro-healing...

30 March 2017

Yoga practitioners preach the power of breath control; meditators know it works, and people with panic attacks are told...

30 March 2017

A man paralysed from the neck down has been able to drink a coffee and feed himself for the first time in 8 years...

23 March 2017

The venom of one of the world's most dangerous spiders can powerfully protect brain cells following a stroke, a...

23 March 2017

A drug that reverses the ageing process and makes balding mice hairy again, restores kidney function and enables the...

16 March 2017

A new way to tackle brain tumours has been tested successfully in mice by researchers in the US.

03 March 2017

A number of studies have shown that individuals who complain of irritable bowel (IBS) symptoms also have changes to the...

15 February 2017

More than 150 years ago the Irish-born physician Robert Todd penned the first description of the phenomenon now known...

12 February 2017

For centuries, people have wondered what happens to us after we die. While the question will likely remain one of the...

09 February 2017

A decade ago e-cigarettes were a pipe-dream. Now they're mainstream, and usage is rising fast. But are they safer...

09 February 2017

A tiny sensor capable of transmitting information from inside the body and powered by stomach acid has been unveiled by...

03 February 2017

Stem cells made from adult skin and programmed to hunt down tumours have been developed by scientists in the US.

26 January 2017

A replacement pancreas for a mouse has been successfully grown in an animal of a different species, Japanese scientists...

19 January 2017

Researchers have resorted to robotics to help the 40 million people affected worldwide by heart failure.

13 January 2017

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

05 January 2017

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

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...

25 November 2016

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