Medicine

  • Why mosquitoes don't die of malaria

    Finding out how could help develop new malaria drugs.

    The risk of malaria looms over nearly half the world’s population and kills hundreds of thousands of people each year...

    Medicine January 22, 2017
  • Easy nanosensor test for E. coli contamination

    A combination of magnetic resonance and fluorescence is the key.

    US researchers have unveiled a detector that can pick up diarrhoea-causing bacteria in milk and water in less than an...

    Medicine September 25, 2016
  • Implant takes the fight to the tumour

    A new anti-cancer drug targeting system may reduce side effects of chemotherapy.

    A tiny anti-cancer drug factory right inside a tumour could provide a much safer and more effective way to fight the ...

    Medicine March 10, 2014
  • Grow your own liver

    Researchers have found a way to harness stem cells that could help us replace damaged organs.

    Replacing a diseased organ with a new one seemed on the brink of reality in 1998, when stem cells were first isolated...

    Health August 19, 2013
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