Science News

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...

09 February 2017

The Incas called it the "mother grain" while middle class residents of Cambridge and Canberra call it lunch....

03 February 2017

A type of fossil less than a millimetre long and believed originally to be impossible to find, has been unexpectedly...

03 February 2017

A Martian meteorite picked up in Africa came from one of the longest-lived volcanic centres in the solar system,...

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...

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%.

13 January 2017

Stress is often cited as a cause of heart attacks and strokes. Now scientists in the US have shown for the first time...

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

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

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...

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...