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Body Talk: When rigour unravels

Monday, 7 October 2013

Billions of dollars are wasted every year on inappropriate diagnostics and treatments. Rather than denying proven treatments, governments should plug the leaks.

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3-D printer makes tissue-like material

Friday, 5 April 2013

A custom-made 3-D printer has been used to make living tissue-like material that could one day serve medical purposes, according to British scientists.

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Mussel chemistry on the brink of medical application

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Scientists are developing a new kind of glue to use inside the body, using a chemical trick used by salt-water mussels.


“X-Factor” science to receive two billion euros

Monday, 28 January 2013

Research into the wonder material graphene and the neurochemistry of the human brain will receive up to two billion euros in funding, the biggest research award of its kind in history.

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Australian hopes for wine with more health benefits

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

The health properties of red wine have long been debated but an Australian biochemist believes he has created a drop so loaded with antioxidants that it could treat a range of ills.

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Mind-controlled hand a breakthrough for the paralysed

Monday, 17 December 2012

An advanced robot hand has been created that offers far more accurate and natural movements than any previous prosthetic limbs, Pentagon-backed scientists announced.

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The future of you

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Medical advances this century may will make our future more bizarre. Get ready for medical science to push the boundaries of what it means to be human.

A T4 bacteriophage injecting DNA into a cell. Providing an effective mechanism for delivering human genetic therapy is one of the ways these stigmatised parasites are proving their true value to humanity.

A few good viruses

Wednesday, 7 February 2007 - 10 comments

Viruses generally get a bad rap, but in laboratories around the world, these miniscule hijackers are themselves being hijacked to treat some of humanity’s most feared diseases.

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Stem cells let blind mice see again

Wednesday, 8 November 2006 - 2 comments

Blind mice have had their sight restored using stem cells transplanted into their damaged retinas, British scientists say.


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