Medicine

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...

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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.

11 November 2016

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

05 November 2016

A way to read the entire genome of a developing foetus non-invasively and from as early as 5 weeks into development...

28 October 2016

An extract produced by a human intestinal parasite can reverse the symptoms of asthma in mice, scientists in...

21 October 2016

Patients with knee injuries have been treated using cartilage grown from their own noses, Swiss doctors announced this...

20 October 2016

Scientists have shown that sufferers of chronic back pain report a reduction in pain when given pills they know to be...

07 October 2016

How cells recycle their waste, the mechanics of superconductivity and the crafting of nano-scale motors were...

30 September 2016

A fat formerly condemned for its association with heart attacks turns out to be powerfully protective against arterial...

23 September 2016

A genetic test that can highlight heart attack risk decades before it happens has been unveiled by an international...

26 August 2016

A new technique that makes whole rats see-through allows scientists to image intact organs, offering a bigger picture...

25 August 2016

Growing human noroviruses in the lab.