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2019-03-02 11:17:00

Prayers found ineffective in speeding recovery

Prayingforsomeonemightgiveyouhope

2019-03-02 11:10:00

Three-pronged plot to keep HIV at bay

ByAndyCoghlanATTACKINGHIVusingacombinationofanti-retroviraldrugshasprovedresoundinglysuccessfulatkeepingthevirusatbay.Nowanexperimentaltherapyisbeingproposedthatwillapplythesameconceptfromwithinthecel

2019-03-02 11:05:00

Fast language learners boast more white matter

ByRoxanneKhamsi(Image:NarlyGolestani)Fastlanguagelearnershavemorewhitematterandlesssymmetricalbrains

2019-03-02 09:16:00

Lab-grown bladder shows big promise

ByPeterAldhous

2019-03-02 09:11:00

Childhood TV and gaming is 'major public health issue'

ByAlisonMotlukChildhoodexposuretoTVandvideogamesshouldbeviewedasamajorpublichealthissueand

2019-03-02 07:07:00

Testes could be an ethically sound source of stem cells

MENofanervousdisposition

2019-03-02 07:06:00

A chaotic test for Parkinson's

CHAOStheorycouldhelpmonitortheeffectivenessoftreatmentforParkinson’sdiseaseandaidinearlierdiagnosis

2019-03-02 07:05:00

How many more lives will Chernobyl claim?

ByRobEdwardsTHEcloudofradiationspewedoutbytheworld’sworstnuclearaccidentatChernobyl20yearsagocouldkillupto60

2019-03-02 07:02:00

Illness simulators boost medical empathy

ByPeterAldhous(Image:VRinMedicineLab/UnivorIllinois/VRLabUMEAUniv)HANKiswalkingthroughthepark

2019-03-02 06:15:00

First win in India's HIV battle

ByPadmaTatainNewDelhiATLASTaglimmerofhopefromacountrygrapplingwith5.1millionHIVinfections

2019-03-02 06:14:00

Sunscreen chemicals disrupt thyroid in rats

ByRoxanneKhamsiChemicalsfoundinmanysunscreenscandisrupttheproductionofthyroidhormoneinrats

2019-03-02 06:13:00

Passive smoking linked with diabetes for first time

ByAFPandNewScientist.comstaffBreathinginotherpeople’ssmokebooststheriskofdevelopingdiabetes

2019-03-02 06:11:00

How to bleed an astronaut – safely

ByKimmGroshong(Image:TRussomano)Takingbloodfromarteriescanbecrucialindiagnosingproblemsinhealthemergencies–butdoingsointhemicrogravityofspaceistrickyandpotentiallydangerous.Nowresearchershavecomeu

2019-03-02 06:06:00

Gene therapy helps blind mice see the light

ByRoxanneKhamsiAproteinnormallyfoundingreenalgaecanmakeretinalcellsinblindmicesensitivetolight

2019-03-02 06:01:00

Editorial: In with the lab-grown organs

ITWASboundtohappen

2019-03-02 05:20:00

Confusion over the choosing of Caesarean births

WOEFULignorance–that’sthesituationrevealedbyaconferenceheldtoassesstheconsequencesofwomenchoosingCaesareandeliveriesfornon-medicalreasons.IntheUS

2019-03-02 05:13:00

UK's first case of H5N1 bird flu confirmed

ByAndyCoghlanUKscientistsconfirmedlateonThursdaythataswanfounddeadinFife

2019-03-02 04:15:00

Bio-engineered bladders successful in patients

ByRoxanneKhamsi(Image:AP/BrianWalker)Bladdersengineeredinthelaboratoryfrompatients’owncellsandthenimplantedintothebodyhavesucceededintheirfirstclinicaltrial.ThefeatwasaccomplishedbyAnthonyAtala

2019-03-02 04:14:00

Breath test for breast cancer

ASIMPLE2-minutebreathtestatadoctor’ssurgerycoulddetectbreastcanceratanearlystage.Somemedicalconditionscausepatientstoexhalevolatileorganiccompounds(VOCs)intheirbreath.IntheUS

2019-03-02 04:13:00

Non-invasive breathing aid approved for tots

PARENTSofprematurebabiescanrestalittleeasier.Anon-invasivebreathingaidfornewbornshasbeengivenacleanbillofhealth.Thestandardtreatmentforbabieswithbreathingdifficultiesusespressurisedairtoinflatethelung

2019-03-02 04:12:00

Stockpile human bird flu vaccine now, say experts

ByDeboraMacKenzieCountriesshouldstockpilevaccinesagainstH5N1fluevenbeforeanyH5N1pandemicbegins

2019-03-02 03:09:00

Drug trial horror – the official interim report

ByGaiaVinceAcatastrophicdrugsafetytrialwhichleftsixhealthyvolunteersfightingfortheirliveswastheresultof“apowerfulpharmacologicaleffectoftheproductinhumans”

2019-03-02 02:19:00

Another reason to quit smoking for good

SOMEsmokerswithlungcancercontinuesmoking

2019-03-02 02:15:00

Bird flu vaccine trial gives disappointing results

ByDeboraMacKenzieYetanothertrialofanH5N1birdfluvaccineinhumanshasendedindisappointment

2019-03-02 01:06:00

Cutting calories may boost your lifespan

ByRoxanneKhamsiPeoplewhosubstantiallycuttheircalorieintakedevelopsomeofthetraitsassociatedwithlongevitydiscoveredinanimaltests

2019-03-01 12:08:00

Sea anemone stings make a 'hypodermic' skin cream

ByColinBarrasMixingstingingcellsfromseaanemonesintoskincreamsoundslikeabadpracticaljoke.Butthisnovelapproachtopainlesslyinjectingdrugscouldbeaneedle-freewaytodeliverinsulintodiabetics.Thestingingcells

2019-03-01 11:13:00

Flu in pregnancy leaves a mean legacy

ByDeboraMacKenziePregnantwomenareatthefrontofthequeueforswinefluvaccineasdistributionstartsthismonthintheUS

2019-03-01 11:07:00

Minimally conscious patients can learn

ByJessicaHamzelouAmereglimmerofconsciousnessisallthat’srequiredtolearnsomethingnew.ExperimentsinspiredbyRussianpsychologistIvanPavlovhaverevealedthatsomepeoplewhoare“minimallyconscious”canlearntoassoc

2019-03-01 10:18:00

Sick American dogs get first shot at cancer drugs

ByAndyCoghlanDogswithcancerintheUSarenowentitledtoreceiveexperimentaldrugs–beforethedrugsareavailableforhumans.Twelvetrialsareunderwayongroupsof15to60dogs

2019-03-01 10:15:00

Unchecked healthcare costs will ruin America

ASTHEfightoverUShealthreformheatsup

2019-03-01 10:05:00

Shower heads make a perfect home for bugs

BySanjidaO'Connell“Runyourshowerforaminuteorsobeforeyougetin

2019-03-01 09:15:00

The year's best pictures from the world of medicine

ByDavidStock(Image:AnnieCavanaghandDaveMcCarthy)WellcomeImagesispartoftheWellcomeTrust

2019-03-01 09:14:00

Online booze guide helps students cut down alcohol

ByAndyCoghlanDrinkinggames

2019-03-01 09:09:00

Better world: Eat more plants

ByMichaelLePageTherearetwogoodreasonsforeatingmorefruitandvegetablesinplaceofmeat:it’sbetterforyouandit’sbetterfortheenvironment.Wherethefoodyoueatcomesfrommatterslessthanwhatitis.Thegreenhouseemissi

2019-03-01 09:07:00

Souped-up stem cells rescue damaged limbs

ByAndyCoghlanAlreadyprizedasenginesofrepair

2019-03-01 09:04:00

Bashed your head? You needed a stiff drink

ByAndyCoghlanCrazyasitsounds

2019-03-01 08:19:00

Olympians should be screened for silent heart problems

ATHLETEStheworldovershouldfacetestsforhiddenheartproblems–andpotentialdisqualificationifanyaredetected.That’stheconclusionofacollectionofstudiesintothepracticalityandeffectivenessofsuchtests

2019-03-01 08:02:00

Copycat suicides fuelled by media reports

ByJessicaHamzelouACOMPUTERsimulationhasprovidedabetterunderstandingofcopycatsuicides.It’saphenomenonwellknowntosociologists

2019-03-01 07:12:00

Gene therapy cures colour-blind monkeys

ByAndyCoghlanTwocolour-blindmonkeysnicknamedDaltonandSamhavebeen“cured”throughgenetherapy.Thebreakthroughcouldbeapreludetonewgenetreatmentsforhumanvisiondisordersthatcurrentlyresultinblindness.Andbeca

2019-03-01 07:09:00

Nobel for insights into ageing and cancer

ByAndyCoghlanThisyear’smedicineNobelprizehasgonetothreeresearcherswhosolvedthepuzzleofhowchromosometipsarepreventedfromfrayingwhenevercellsdivide.Thetipsareprotectedbycapscalledtelomeres

2019-03-01 07:08:00

Gene for memory and IQ gives students low grades

ByEwenCallawayThedifferencebetweenpassingandfailinganexammaycomedowntoaletter–notagradeormultiplechoiceanswer

2019-03-01 07:05:00

Personal genomics firms must come clean

ByPeterAldhousCompaniesthatofferanalysesoffuturehealthrisksbasedonbasicgenetictestsshouldbemoretransparentaboutthelimitationsoftheirpredictions

2019-03-01 07:04:00

Satnav means you won't touch that dial

ByPaulMarksSickoflosingyourcarradiochannelsonlongjourneys?Doesyourthrashmetalmeltintostatic

2019-03-01 06:12:00

Years of caste system belie Indians' shared ancestry

THERigveda

2019-03-01 06:09:00

Durians and booze: worse than a stinking hangover

ACCORDINGtoAsianfolklore

2019-03-01 05:10:00

Sharp rise in accidental child poisonings

ByAndyCoghlanAccidentalpoisoningsofchildrenunder10arerisingsharplyinBritain

2019-03-01 03:05:00

Are you asleep? Exploring the mind's twilight zone

ByLauraSpinneyEARLIERthisyear

2019-03-01 02:13:00

Labs-on-a-chip that you can shrink to fit

ByPaulMarksINTEL’slatestmicrochiptechnologyhascreatedtransistors22nanometreswide–amere200timesthewidthofahydrogenmolecule.Carvingsuchtinyfeaturesisdevilishlydifficultandexpensive

2019-03-01 02:12:00

Look into my eyes: The power of hypnosis

ByNicolaJonesIAMabouttohavemyleftlegparalysed

2019-03-01 01:18:00

Mystery immunity could boost swine flu protection

ByDeboraMacKenzieVACCINATINGpeopleagainstswineflumaybealoteasierthananyonedaredhope