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2019-03-02 12:19:06

Vitamin E gives mice a longer, more acrobatic life

ByGaiaVince(Image:AnaNovarro)HighdosesofvitaminEmayhelpmicelivelonger

2019-03-02 12:04:02

Gauging the health crisis in Katrina's wake

ByGaiaVinceEmergencyhealthservicesarefinallyreachingpeoplewithacutehealthneedsinthewakeofHurricaneKatrina.Andwhilesomeexpertsbelievepublichealthrisksmayhavebeenexaggerated

2019-03-02 11:20:03

Major UN report counts human cost of Chernobyl

ByRobEdwardsThehugecloudofradiationthatspewedfromthebrokenreactoratChernobylin1986willkill4000people

2019-03-02 11:13:05

Reports tallies the true fallout from Chernobyl

ByRobEdwardsTWENTYyearson

2019-03-02 10:16:05

Dose of worms may ease asthma

ByAndyCoghlanALLERGY-pronepeoplearetobegivenaninnovativetherapy:hookwormsthatsuckbloodfromtheirguts.Theideaisthatthewormswillprimetheirimmunesystemssotheynolongerreacttograsspollen

2019-03-02 09:17:02

The day New Orleans' luck ran out

ByAndyCoghlanandJustinMullinsLONGbeforeKatrinastruck

2019-03-02 09:11:05

Safe herbs and minerals for mother and baby

ISITOKtotakeechinaceawhenyou’reexpectingababy?Howaboutchamomiletea?Timewasyoucouldaskthreedoctorsandgetthreedifferentanswers.NowpharmacologistGideonKoren

2019-03-02 09:05:02

Two-year-olds influenced by parental smoking

ByGaiaVinceChildrenasyoungas2yearsoldmaybeinfluencedbytheirparents’tobaccohabits

2019-03-02 08:19:08

Majority of New Orleans evacuation complete

ByJeffHechtRescueworkershavefinallyevacuatedthemajorityofpeoplefromNewOrleans

2019-03-02 08:04:01

Human stem cells become unstable in the lab

ByGaiaVinceStemcellsculturedforlongperiodsinthelabdevelopgeneticchangesinareasknowntobeinvolvedinhumancancers

2019-03-02 07:02:07

Canine coach keeps dieters on a leash

ByCelesteBieverAROBOTdogthatmonitorsyourdailyfoodintakeandexerciselevelsandwarnsyounottoeatthatcheesecakecouldencouragepeopletosticktotheirdiets.Thehealth-consciouspoochconnectswirelesslytothedieter’s

2019-03-02 06:12:06

Toxins transferred to unborn children

BEFOREweareevenborn

2019-03-02 06:08:05

Gene mutation boosts cancer risk in men

ByLindaGeddesMencarryingageneticmutationthatsignificantlyincreasestheriskofbreastcancerinwomenareatagreaterriskofprostateandpancreaticcancersthanmenwithoutthemutation.Dutchresearchershaveconfirmedthat

2019-03-02 05:18:04

BSE may have come from dead people

THEsearchfortheoriginalcauseofmadcowdiseasejusttookagruesometurn.RatherthanoriginatinginBritishcattleinthe1980s

2019-03-02 05:14:04

Chinese fungus fad poses eco-threat

ByRowanHooperATCHINA’S1993NationalGamesinBeijing

2019-03-02 05:13:09

Polymer breakthrough to boost smart drugs

ByCelesteBieverSMARTplasticfilmsprogrammedtoreleaseaprecisesequenceofdrugsarepoisedtorevolutionisedrugdeliverythankstoabreakthroughinpolymerchemistry.Thefilmscouldbeusedtocoatimplantssuchasartificialh

2019-03-02 05:10:03

Dental records beat DNA in tsunami IDs

ByRowanHooperWHENthedevastatingtsunamistrucktheIndianOceaninDecember2004

2019-03-02 04:20:09

Habitat conservation could protect human lives

ByLindaGeddesEnvironmentalistshavelongarguedthatwemustpreservenaturalhabitats

2019-03-02 04:17:04

Vaccine shortage may pose risk for Katrina survivors

ByDeboraMacKenzieTheUSgovernmentappearstolackastockpileofthemostimportantvaccineitisrecommendingforKatrinasurvivorsandreliefworkers.Itprotectsagainsttetanus

2019-03-02 03:03:09

US ‘war on terror' has public health cost

ByCelesteBieverThewaronterrorcontributedtothelackofpreparednessforHurricaneKatrinaandthedestructionanddeathstillunfoldinginitswakebygobblingupmorethanitsfairshareofgovernmentresources

2019-03-02 02:13:07

Common viruses have Achilles heel

ATREATMENTforSARS

2019-03-02 02:05:08

Safer wheats could ease gluten grief

GLUTEN-intolerentpeoplemightonedaybeabletoeatwheat-basedbreadandpastawithoutgettingill.FritsKoningandhiscolleaguesatLeidenUniversityMedicalCenterintheNetherlandshavedevelopedtwoteststoscreenwheatfordi

2019-03-02 02:05:07

'Backwards' DNA may play significant role

TRANSLATINGDNAintoproteinsmaybeanevenmorecomplexbusinessthananyonethought.Intheconventionalpicture

2019-03-02 02:02:08

The water recedes in New Orleans

ByJeffHechtFloodwatersrecededvisiblyfromNewOrleansonTuesdayastheUSArmyCorpsofEngineersrandrainagepumps.Butevenasthewaterlevelsdropped

2019-03-02 01:20:07

Statistics could have spotted mass murderer

ByJohnPickrell

2019-03-01 12:20:08

Human DNA may set off AIDS timebomb

ByDavidRobsonHOWquicklyHIVexplodesintoAIDSmightdependonanindividual’sDNA.SomevariationsintheDNAinmitochondria

2019-03-01 12:05:04

Delaying puberty could help gender-confused teens

ByLindaGeddesYoungteenagerswithextremegenderidentitydisordershouldbegivendrugstoblockpubertysothattheydon’thavetoexperiencedistressingchangestotheirbodieswhichtheyperceivetobeoutoflinewiththeirtruegen

2019-03-01 12:01:03

Cold sore virus might cause Alzheimer's

ByAndyCoghlanTestsonbrainsamplesfromdeadpeoplehavestrengthenedclaimsthatAlzheimer’sdiseasemaybecausedbythesamevirusthatcausescoldsores.“Wethinkthevirusisaverystrongriskfactorforthedisease

2019-03-01 11:19:09

Life-saving lab made from paper and sticky tape

Origamiartistscanturnpaperintoallmannerofingeniousobjects.It’sunlikely

2019-03-01 10:14:08

Creams remove skin sun spots with minimal pain and may prevent cancer

TheAGE/GettyByAliceKleinBrownspotsonskincausedbysunexposurecanberemovedusing medicatedcreams

2019-03-01 10:08:06

Seven unsolved medical mysteries

ByAlisonGeorgeInthisweek’sissueofNewScientistIeditedaprofileofadoctorwhoisthereal-lifeversionofTV’sHouseMD.WilliamGahlrecentlysetuptheUndiagnosedDiseasesProgramtohuntfortheanswertomysteriousdiseasesth

2019-03-01 10:04:05

New techniques may soon make designer babies a reality – are we ready?

BURGER/PHANIE/SciencePhotoLibraryITIShardtothinkofanareaofsciencemorecontroversialthanthegeneticsofintelligence.Nowitisabouttogetexponentiallymorecontentious.Foralongtime

2019-03-01 09:08:09

Force field gadget becomes a prison cell for cells

ByColinBarrasAdevicethatcanholdindividualcellsinanelectricforcefieldcouldleadtoimprovementsindrugtrialsorevenbiofuelproduction

2019-03-01 06:19:02

Malaria vaccine halves infections in trials

ByAndyCoghlanTheworld’sfirstvaccineagainstmalariaisnowclosertobecomingareality

2019-03-01 06:11:02

Invention: Skin screw

ByJustinMullinsMeasuringtheelectricalactivityofneuronswithinthebodyistricky

2019-03-01 05:13:09

Prefer tea or coffee? It may be down to your genes for bitter tastes

DimitriOtis/GettyByAliceKleinWhetheryoupreferdrinkingteaorcoffee may comedowntoyourgenes.Teaandcoffeecontainbittercomponentsthatcontributetotheirpleasanttaste.Bothdrinkscontainbitter-tastingcaffeine

2019-03-01 05:08:06

Pay the obese to lose weight, says study

ByJimGilesThefocusofthenextdietfadmightbecashratherthancarbohydrates.KevinVolppoftheUniversityofPennsylvaniainPhiladelphiafoundthatobesepeopleofferedafinancialrewardforeverykilogramshedlostmoreweightd

2019-03-01 05:06:03

Brain-boosting drugs 'not to be feared'

SOCIETYshouldembracetheuseofdrugsthatboostbrainpower.That’sthemessagefromagroupofneuroscientists

2019-03-01 05:01:01

Fertility drugs increase cancer risk

ByAlisonMotlukandCelesteBieverDRUGSdesignedtoinduceovulationseemtohaveincreasedtheriskofuterinecancerinagroupofwomenwhoweretreatedwiththemover30yearsago.Thenumberofwomenwhodevelopedthediseaseaftertaki

2019-03-01 04:18:05

Electricity sparks stem-cell transformation

THEactivityofstemcells

2019-03-01 04:09:02

A new DNA sequencing service wants to reward you for sharing your data

DeanneFitzmaurice/NGS/AlamyByAliceKleinAnewcompanyco-foundedbyHarvardgeneticistGeorgeChurchwantstoletpeoplelearnabouttheirgenomeforfree.Theblockchain-securedservicewillsequencepeople’sgenomeswithoutch

2019-03-01 04:08:08

We’ve discovered a whole new defence system against germs in our noses

GettyByMichaelLePageIt’sbeenrightbehindournosesallalongbutwe’veonlyjustdiscoveredit.Whenthecellsinsideyournosesensedanger

2019-03-01 04:01:01

Three ways to find your purpose in life and reap the benefits

RudiSebastian/plainpictureByTealBurrellThere’saprovenwaytolivelonger

2019-03-01 03:20:02

Prozac may counter parasite mind control

ByEwenCallawayParasitesgettingyoudown?ThentakeProzac–ifyou’reafish

2019-03-01 03:16:01

Double the risk of death! The problem with headline health statistics

ByTomChiversHowshouldscientistsandjournalistsreportrisk?Thewayinwhichastatisticispresentedcanentirelychangehowalarmingitsounds.Andtoooften

2019-03-01 03:09:05

Unsavory Truth review – exposing the food industry's abuse of science

plainpicture/BlendImages/SpacesImagesByNicFlemingTHEfortifiedchocolatemilkFifthQuarterFreshhelps“highschoolfootballplayersimprovetheircognitiveandmotorfunction…evenafterexperiencingconcussion”

2019-03-01 03:08:05

The cause of half of all developmental disorders is a genetic mystery

JohnFedele/Blend/GettyByMichaelLePage“Ifwehavemorechildren

2019-03-01 02:20:05

Failing water scheme leaves Beijing high and dry

ByFredPearceThecompletiondateforanengineeringmega-projecttobringwaterfromatributaryoftheRiverYangtzeinthewetsouthofChinatothecapitalcity

2019-03-01 01:09:09

Meet Dr House's caring alter ego

ByPeterAldhousWhodoyouturntowhenyouhaveanillnessthathasdefeatedmodernmedicine?WilliamGahl

2019-03-01 01:09:01

Invention: Blood vessel bandage

ByJustinMullinsWithcoronaryheartdiseasebeingtheleadingcauseofdeathinthewesternworld