Medicine News Articles

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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...

19 March 2017

From the noses of West Africans, South Asians, East Asians, and Northern Europeans, new research has found populations...

16 March 2017

A biochemical test for autism has been developed by scientists in the US.

16 March 2017

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

15 March 2017

Abnormalities of specific neural circuits relates to lack of flexibility in OCD, new research suggests

10 March 2017

Scientists have come up with a potential new way to help patients affected by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

03 March 2017

Researchers have found that the brain activity in someone listening to a story bears similarity to the person telling...

03 March 2017

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

27 February 2017

Many of us are probably all too familiar with the looming dread that comes with the morning after a night of drinking....

23 February 2017

Bumblebees have been trained to roll a ball into a “goal” in reward for sugar-water. They were able to pick up the...

16 February 2017

Promoting social causes online can mobilise millions and raise huge sums of money. But it only leads to long term...

15 February 2017

Scientists have discovered that the sea may have its own pollution solution in the shape of seagrasses, which come with...

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 computer programme, designed to teach itself, can spot skin cancers as successfully as a panel of trained skin...

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.

19 January 2017

A chemical found in sharks can block the process that leads to Parkinson's Disease, scientists at Cambridge...