Medicine

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...

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...

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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.

18 August 2016

Many people complain that going on holiday caused them to catch a cold, and now we may know why!

12 August 2016

A new chemical has been developed to treat parasitic infections responsible for three deadly tropical diseases.

12 August 2016

A compound from fruit has been found to dissolve painful kidney stones.

05 August 2016

Three new vaccines for Zika virus have been tested successfully in monkeys, and human trials are imminent, US...

04 August 2016

Inflammation and a build-up of fibrous tissue in the ovary as it ages is behind the drop in fertility that women...

04 August 2016

A genetic change that rendered modern humans resistant to the effects of smoke may explain why we flourished while...

03 August 2016

New anti-cancer patch combats colon cancer using targeted therapy.

21 July 2016

A signal that underpins the narrowing of diseased arteries may hold the key to chemically unblocking them again...

15 July 2016

Positive thinking can boost the immune system, new research has shown...

11 July 2016

A breakthrough in vaccination technology that could speed up the production of vaccines for Ebola, Zika or the Flu...