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2019-03-02 12:12:11

Going for gold: the perfect tan

ByRachelNowakMENTIONdancecompetitionstoKristyBain

2019-03-02 12:12:01

Call to treat patients against their will

THEUKshouldchangeitslawsinlinewithEuropeandtherestoftheworldtogivedoctorspowerstotreatpeoplewhohaveacontagiousdiseaseandyetrefusetreatment

2019-03-02 12:09:06

New drug offers jitter-free mental boost

ByAlisonMotlukAnewclassofdrugmayincreasealertnesswithoutanyofthejitterinessofover-stimulation

2019-03-02 11:19:01

Heart ‘wonder drugs' slash cancer risk

ByShaoniBhattacharyaStatins

2019-03-02 10:07:01

Rural cellphone use may pose tumour risk

ByDuncanGraham-RoweCellphoneusersinruralareascouldbeatgreaterriskofdevelopingbraintumoursthanthoselivinginthecity

2019-03-02 10:01:08

Early test for autism is on the way

WHILEthecausesofautismarestillunclear

2019-03-02 09:13:12

Heart patient has first turbocharger fitted

ByRachelNowakTHEfirstpatienttobefittedwithadevicedesignedto“turbocharge”anailingheart

2019-03-02 08:19:10

The radical route to a longer life

ByRowanHooperTHEprospectsforincreasingpeople’slifespanlookdistinctlybrighterafterthecreationofmicethatliveafifthlongerthanusual.“Wehopethatinsightsfromthisworkcanbeusedtohelpdeveloppharmacologicalinte

2019-03-02 08:16:10

Insulin itself may spark Type I diabetes

ByBobHolmesInsulinitselfisthetargetoffriendlyfirefromtheimmunesysteminTypeIdiabetes

2019-03-02 07:11:12

Marburg outbreak now devastating all age groups

ByShaoniBhattacharyaTheoutbreakofthedeadlyMarburghaemorrhagicfeversweepingacrossnorthernAngolaisnowdevastatingallagegroups–andnolongerpredominantlyyoungchildren–sayepidemiologistsontheground.Therarebu

2019-03-02 06:05:09

Insulin's other role in diabetes

INSULINitselfisthetargetofthefriendlyfirefromtheimmunesystemthatcausesjuvenile-onsetdiabetes.Ithaslongbeenknownthattype1diabetesoccurswhentheimmunesystemmistakenlyviewsinsulin-producingcellsinthepancr

2019-03-02 05:14:03

Beer drinking curbed by prodigious weed

ByKellyYoungAnextractfromaplantknownintheUSas“thevinethatatetheSouth”mayhelpreducealcoholconsumptioninheavydrinkers

2019-03-02 04:10:09

Genetically modified plant grows 'fishy' fatty acids

APLANThasbeengeneticallyengineeredtomakea“fishy”fattyacid.Long-chainomega-3fattyacidsreducetheriskofheartdiseaseandarthritis

2019-03-02 04:10:05

Rapid healing trick falls foul of anti-doping rules

ByAndyCoghlanPROFESSIONALathleteswhooptforanemergingtreatmentcalled“blood-spinning”inthehopeofhealingtheirinjuriesfastercouldfallfouloftheWorldAnti-DopingAgency.Theagencyruledlastweekthattheprocedure

2019-03-02 04:06:05

Worries over animal-to-human organ transplants

TRANSPLANTSfromanimalstohumansposeunacceptableriskstohealthiftheyarecarriedoutincountrieswithinadequatecontrols

2019-03-02 03:20:05

Modified mice enjoy one-fifth more life

ByRowanHooperAmousewiththeabilitytomopupfreeradicalsatthecellularlevel–andlivelongerasaresult–hasbeencreatedbyscientists.Theresearchisaboostforthefreeradicaltheoryofageing.Thisproposesthatreactiveoxyg

2019-03-02 03:16:02

This pill will make you smarter

ByAlisonMotlukHAVINGproblemsperforminginthesack?TakeViagra.Gotthejittersbeforethatimportantpresentation?Trybetablockers.Needtostayawaketofinishthatassignment?PopaProvigilpill.Forthosepreparedtopa

2019-03-02 03:01:08

Drug trio slashes deaths in heart patients

ByShaoniBhattacharyaHeartpatientstakingspecificcombinationsofdrugscandramaticallyslashtheirriskofanuntimelydeathcomparedwiththosetakingsingledrugs

2019-03-02 02:20:07

Autism: Lots of clues, but still no answers

ByCelesteBieverTHEriskofautismintwinsappearstoberelatedtothemonththeyarebornin.Thechanceofbothbabieshavingthedisorderis80percenthigherforJanuarybirthsthanDecemberbirths.Thiswasoneofthemanyfindingspres

2019-03-02 02:12:08

Vulnerability to depression may be hardwired

THEbrainsofpeoplewhosufferfromdepressionareknowntobephysicallydifferentfromotherpeople’s.Butarethesedifferencestheresultofthedepression?No

2019-03-02 02:10:11

Rapid healing trick falls foul of anti-doping rules

ByAndyCoghlanPROFESSIONALathleteswhooptforanemergingtreatmentcalled“blood-spinning”inthehopeofhealingtheirinjuriesfastercouldfallfouloftheWorldAnti-DopingAgency.Theagencyruledlastweekthattheprocedure

2019-03-02 02:10:02

Medical journals may need radical rethink

MEDICALjournalshavebecomelittlemorethanmarketingtoolsforthepharmaceuticalindustry

2019-03-02 02:09:08

Smart shoes decide on television time

ByWillKnight(Image:BrunelUniversity)(Image:BrunelUniversity)SportsshoesthatworkoutwhethertheirownerhasdoneenoughexercisetowarranttimeinfrontofthetelevisionhavebeendevisedintheUK.Theshoes–dubbedSqu

2019-03-02 01:18:02

New EU chemical safety law draws near

THEchemicalsineverydayproductssuchasartificialmuskinperfumeshavebeenprovedsafebycomprehensivetesting–right?Wellmaybe.InEuropeanUnioncountriesmandatorytestingdidnotbeginformostchemicalsuntil1981

2019-03-02 01:01:10

Polio eradication takes a further knock

HOPESthatpoliowillbewipedoutworldwidebeforetheWorldHealthOrganization’sdeadlineinDecembertookanotherblowthisweek

2019-03-01 12:06:06

Kids' eyes need the great outdoors

ByTamsinOsborneRememberwhenyourmumtoldyouthatplayingoutsidewasgoodforyou?Shemayhavehadapoint

2019-03-01 09:17:13

Drugs could turn couch potatoes into athletes

ByEwenCallawayPeopletoobusy–orlazy–togoforarunorhitthegymcouldswallowapillandgetthesameboost

2019-03-01 09:09:13

Rabies tragedy follows loss of India's vultures

ByMattWalkerACONSERVATIONcatastrophehasbecomeahumantragedy.ThemasspoisoningthathaskilledmillionsofIndia’svulturesmayhaveindirectlyclaimedthelivesofalmost50

2019-03-01 09:09:03

Scientists 'reprogram' cells from sick, elderly patients

ByPeterAldhousYoucanthinkofitasrecreatingadeadlydiseaseinthePetridish.Scientistshavegrownmotorneuronsby“reprogramming”skincellstakenfromapatientwiththeneurodegenerativediseaseamyotrophiclateralscleros

2019-03-01 09:08:10

Vitamin C: Cancer patients' friend or foe?

ByPeterAldhousCOULDinjectingvitaminCintothebloodhelptotreatcancer?That’swhatastudyinmicesuggests–andtrialsarealreadyunderwaytotestsuchinjectionsinpeople.Butthepreliminaryresultcouldpromptdesperatep

2019-03-01 09:06:04

Is 'miracle' Alzheimer's cure too good to be true?

ByDanielElkanFORseveralmonths

2019-03-01 08:11:11

Gene mutations reveal schizophrenia's complexity

ByJasonPalmerThethreelargestgeneticschizophreniastudiestodatehaveuncoveredseveralwaysinwhichchangestothegenomemayincreasetheriskofdevelopingthecondition.Thestudiesbringtolightseveralcommonvariationsth

2019-03-01 08:02:07

South Africa may axe drug approval body

ByDevinPowellSOUTHAFRICA’SMinisterofHealth

2019-03-01 07:18:10

Sticker reveals soldiers' bomb blast exposure

Acolour-changingcrystaldevicewornonasoldier’suniformcouldrevealtheintensityofbombblaststheyhavebeenexposedto

2019-03-01 07:18:08

Global HIV stats called into question by US study

ByAndyCoghlanFormorethanadecade

2019-03-01 06:19:02

When a little poison is good for you

ByMarkMattsonandEdwardCalabrese“WHATdoesn’tkillyoumakesyoustronger”isaphraseoftenusedtoexplaintheresilienceofpeoplewhohaveenduredhardships.Likemanyaphorismsitcontainsmorethanagrainoftruth.Itdescribest

2019-03-01 06:16:09

Disgraced Korean cloning expert loses license

ByReutersandNewScientiststaffTheSouthKoreangovernmentonFridaybarreddisgracedscientistHwangWoo-sukfromresuminghisresearchintoclonedhumanembryonicstemcells.Hwanghasbeenontrialformorethantwoyearsoncharge

2019-03-01 06:08:09

Bacteria were the real killers in 1918 flu pandemic

ByEwenCallaway(Image:USNationalMuseumofHealthandMedicine)Medicalandscientificexpertsnowagreethatbacteria

2019-03-01 06:02:13

Anthrax attack suspect dies in apparent suicide

ByNewScientiststaffandReutersAseniorUSgovernmentscientistwhohelpedinvestigateaseriesofdeadlyanthraxattacksin2001hasdiedfromanapparentsuicide

2019-03-01 05:09:13

Vitamin C jabs may combat cancer

ByPeterAldhousCouldinjectionsofvitaminChelptreatcancer?That’sthesuggestionfromanewstudyinmice–andtrialsarealreadyunderwaytotestsimilarinjectionsinpeople.Butsomecancerspecialistsaresceptical

2019-03-01 04:06:06

A vaccine for modern living

ByJimGilesFOURyearsago

2019-03-01 04:05:02

Dementia vastly underestimated in low-income countries

THEextentofdementiainthedevelopingworldhasbeenvastlyunderestimatedbecausethestandarddiagnostictechniquemissescognitiveimpairmentsinpoorlyeducatedpeople.SosaysMartinPrinceofKing’sCollegeLondon

2019-03-01 04:04:12

Marijuana takes on colon cancer

ByAriaPearsonThechemicalsinmarijuanacouldputthebrakesoncoloncancer

2019-03-01 04:02:06

Software strips patients' names, keeps the gory details

NURSES’notesonpatientsareagoldmineofinformationformedicalresearchers–afterthey’vebeenpainstakinglystrippedofanypersonalinformation.Fortunately

2019-03-01 03:19:11

US HIV stats called into question

WEKNEWthingswerebad

2019-03-01 03:12:06

First 'virophage' could take the fight to viruses

ByNicFlemingAnewlydiscoveredtypeofvirusthatspreadsattheexpenseofotherviruses

2019-03-01 03:01:05

Cannabis compound clue to colon cancer

SMOKINGhashormarijuanamaynotbethehealthiestwaytodoit

2019-03-01 02:01:10

Killings by the mentally ill reach new low

ByRachelNowakKillingsbypeoplewithmentaldisordersinEnglandandWaleshavefallenbytwo-thirdsinthepastquartercentury

2019-03-01 01:18:03

Schizophrenia genes found at last

ATLASTcomessolidevidencethatgenesmaypredisposesomeonetodevelopingschizophrenia.MichaelO’DonovanofCardiffUniversity

2019-03-01 01:07:06

Pneumatic robot arranges limbs for MRI 'sweet spot'

ByTamsinOsborneVideo:BygettinglimbsarrangedcorrectlytheairpoweredrobotcandramaticallyimproveMRIscans(FootagecourtesyZionTszHoTse