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Human blood stem cells grown in the lab for the first time

Burger/Phanie/REX/ShutterstockByJessicaHamzelouThestemcellsthatproduceourbloodhavebeencreatedinthelabforthefirsttime.Thesecouldonedaybeusedtotreatpeoplewhohaveblooddiseasesandleukaemiawiththeirowncell

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Think the UK has a social care crisis now? Just wait until 2025

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Your mind as well as your senses deserves a place at mealtimes

EmileLoreaux/PicturetankWHENdidyoulastconductacomplexchemicalexperiment?Formostofus

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The drug rebellion fighting big pharma to save the NHS millions

Phanie/AlamyStockPhotoFORsixyearsPaulFlemingwasinfectedwiththehepatitisCviruswhich

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Diabetes drug may work by changing gut bacteria makeup

Scimat/SciencePhotoLibraryBySamWongThemostsuccessfultreatmentfortype2diabetesmayworkbychangingthemakeupofgutbacteria.Metforminiscommonlyprescribedtohelppeoplewithtype2diabetescontroltheirbloodsugar.It

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Nanoparticles that chat back and forth could dispense medication

LagunaDesign/SciencePhotoLibraryByLeahCraneTwonanoparticleshavecommunicatedwithoneanothertoperformataskforthefirsttime

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Unhealthy vagina microbiome can make HIV drugs less effective

DennisKunzelMicroscopy/SPLByBobRoehrThebalanceofbacterialstrainslivinginthevaginacaninfluencehoweffectiveamedicatedgelisatprotectingagainstHIV.ThefindingmayexplainwhywomenneedtotakePrEPtreatmentsmorer

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Gene tweak in gut bacteria could turn faeces blue if you’re ill

SteveGschmeissner/SciencePhotoLibraryByClareWilsonCheckingthehueofyourfaecescouldsoonrevealwhyyouarefeelingoff-colour.Gutbacteriainmicehavebeengeneticallymodifiedtomakecolouredpigmentswhentheydetectth

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Call obesity a disease and food a pathological agent? No thanks

SallyAnscombe/GettyShouldobesityberecontextualisedasa“chronicrelapsingprogressivediseaseprocess”

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Baby brain scans can predict who is likely to develop autism

SimonFraser/SCIENCEPHOTOLIBRARYByAnilAnanthaswamyAmachine-learningalgorithmhasanalysedbrainscansof6-month-oldchildrenandpredictedwithnear-certaintywhethertheywillshowsignsofautismwhentheyreachtheageof

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Our brains prefer invented visual information to the real thing

TylerFinck/sursly/GettyByClareWilsonSeeingshouldn’talwaysbebelieving.Weallhaveblindspotsinourvision

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Trump’s 2018 budget slashes funding from healthcare and science

JimLoScalzo/EPA/Rex/ShutterstockByChelseaWhytePresidentDonaldTrump’sAdministrationplanstogutfundingtohealthcareandmedicalresearch

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CRISPR causes many unwanted mutations, small study suggests

EllaMaruStudio/SPLByMichaelLePageDoestheCRISPRgene-editingmethodcausehundredsofextra

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Brain stent to let five paralysed people control exoskeleton

UniversityofMelbourneByAliceKleinMINDCONTROLwithoutthesideeffects.That’stheaimofadevicethatcouldhelppeoplecontrolroboticlimbsusingthoughtalone–withouttheneedforbrainsurgery.Thedevicewillbetrialledinpe

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Unprecedented cholera outbreak tears through war-torn Yemen

KhaledAbdullah/ReutersByAliceKleinAcholeraoutbreakinYemenhaskilled332people

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Diseases are global, so it's time for global emergency response

SameerAl-Doumy/AFP/GettyImagesDISEASEiscomingback.Thisweekalone

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Learning to read and write rewires adult brain in six months

DinodiaPhoto/Passage//GettyByAnilAnanthaswamyLet’shearitforthewrittenword.Learningtoreadcanhaveprofoundeffectsonthewiringoftheadultbrain–eveninregionsthataren’tusuallyassociatedwithreadingandwriting.T

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Is ADHD a sleep disorder? Stimulant drug improves symptoms

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Boom in human gene editing as 20 CRISPR trials gear up

SPLByMichaelLePageTheCRISPRgenomeeditingrevolutioncontinuestoadvanceatanastoundingpace.Asmanyas20humantrialswillbeunderwaysoon

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Drug that boosts confidence in your own actions may help OCD

Westend61/GettyByHelenThomsonLifeisfullofdecisions

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Flushing fallopian tubes with poppy seed oil boosts fertility

DuCaneMedicalImagingLTD/SciencePhotoLibraryByClareWilsonAnold-fashionedmedicaltechniquehasturnedouttohelpwomengetpregnant.The100-year-oldmethodinvolvesinjectingpoppyseedoilthroughthefallopiantubesduri

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Human tests suggest young blood cuts cancer and Alzheimer's risk

blickwinkel/AlamyStockPhotoBySallyAdeeOlderpeoplewhoreceivedtransfusionsofyoungbloodplasmahaveshownimprovementsinbiomarkersrelatedtocancer

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Could cannabis help crack cocaine addicts kick the habit?

Teryoshi/plainpictureByAndyCoghlanCOMPONENTSofcannabismighthelpthoseaddictedtocrackcocainetoquit.Suchpeoplemayfinditeasiertocurbtheirusageorgiveupentirelywhentheytakesomeformofcannabis

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Collective rather than individual action can beat obesity

JustinKase/z12z/AlamyStockPhotoYOUcan’tbefatandfit.Thatwasthetake-homemessageofabigstudypublishedlastmonth

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Bioelectric tweak makes flatworms grow a head instead of a tail

MichaelLevin/TuftsCenterforRegenerativeandDevelopmentalBiologyByJessicaHamzelouCutofftheheadofaplanarianflatworm

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Is modern life making today's teenagers more depressed?

plainpicture/MaskotByClareWilsonIT’Satoughtimetobeateen

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Therapeutic cloning used to treat brain disease

ByPeterAldhousTherapeuticcloningworks–inmice

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Major food source threatened by climate change

ByJimGilesRiceisarguablytheworld’smostimportantfoodsourceandhelpsfeedabouthalftheglobe’speople.Butyieldsinmanyareaswilldropastheglobewarmsinfutureyears

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Two-week-old blood no good for transfusions

ByMichaelDayThecommonpracticeofstoringbloodformorethantwoweekscouldbeprovingfatalforthousandsofheartsurgerypatients

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Stealth mutant HIV could hold key to vaccine

ByColinBarrasHIVmutatestosurvive–it’soneofthehallmarksofthedisease.Butitturnsoutthatcertainmutatedstrainsareeasiertofightoffinsubsequentinfections

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Mystery food poisoning traced to salads

TherateoffoodpoisoningfromsaladgreensintheUSishugelyoutstrippingincreasesintheirconsumption.Threelargeoutbreaksin2006thatbetweenthemmade300Americanssickweretracedtobulk-preparedgreens.“Formostoutbreak

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Gaming addiction probably isn’t a real condition, study suggests

ZhangPeng/GettyByIngaVesperTheremaybenosuchthingasinternetgamingaddiction.Peopleplayexcessivelynotbecausetheyarehookedongamingitself

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Modern-day body snatcher pleads guilty

ITWAS“likesomethingoutofacheaphorrormovie”

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Therapeutic cloning cures Parkinson's mice

IT’Safirstfordoctorshopingtousecloningtocuredisease.AninternationalteamhascuredmicewithaParkinson’s-likedisease

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'Diet' foods may not fool the brain

ByEwenCallawayPeoplewhosubstitute“diet”sodasforthesugarykindmightbedeludingthemselves.Laboratorymice

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Anaesthetics shown to numb painful memories

ByColinBarrasANAESTHETICdrugscouldbeusedtonumbadifferentsortofpain:flushingoutharrowingmemoriesbeforetheytakeholdandpost-traumaticstressdisorderdevelops.MichaelAlkireandLarryCahillattheUniversityo

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Hepatitis C is first target for new therapy

ByEwenCallawayArevolutionarynewkindofantiviraldrughasraisedhopesoftreatmentsforarangeofdiseases

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China’s dreadful air pollution seems to have got a bit better

WuHong/EPA-EFE/REX/ShutterstockByAndyCoghlanChinahastakensomebabystepstowardscleaningupitshorrendousairpollution–butthereisalongwaystilltogo.EasternChina

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Boy with a genetic disease has had almost all his skin replaced

Ruhr-UniversitätBochum/UniversityofModenaandReggioEmiliaByClareWilsonABOY’Slifehasbeensavedbyagenetherapy.Thetreatmentreplacedmostofthe9-year-old’sskin

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Daytime injuries heal twice as fast as wounds sustained at night

VSHYUKOVA/SCIENCEPHOTOLIBRARYByAndyCoghlanIfyou’regoingtogetinjured

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State of unrest: Can fidgeting really help you concentrate?

VladimirGodnik/Plainpicture/fStopByChristianJarrettIWONDERwhetheryouwillstaycompletelystilluntilyoureachtheendofthisarticle.Ifyoudo

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Bugs provoke the immune system into fighting cancer

Disease-causingbugscouldplayavaluableroleinthetreatmentofcancer.Deliberatelyinfectingpeoplewiththebacteriathatcauselisteriosiscouldincreasetheirabilitytodestroytumours.Thegoalistokick-startthebody’sim

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Carbon monoxide could fight disease

ByAndyCoghlanCarbonmonoxide

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Stressed parents equals sick kids

STRESSEDparentsaren’tjustdamagingtheirownhealth–theymayalsobemakingtheirchildrenmorevulnerabletoillness.Stressiswellknowntoaffectaperson’sownphysicalhealth

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Hair dye may raise cancer risk for coiffeurs

ByColinBarrasHairdressingjustgotalittlemoredangerous.ThelatestWorkingGroupreportbytheInternationalAgencyforResearchonCancer(IARC)concludesthatthereisenoughevidencetosuggestthathairdressersandbarbersar

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Protein 'map' of human spit created

ByNewScientistandReutersUSresearchershaveidentifiedall1

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Lab animal carers suffer in silence

ByAndyCoghlan(Image:WellcomeImages)“LARRYwillalwaysbeinmyheart

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New drug to combat deadly parasite

TALKaboutneglected.Aroundtheworld

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'Virtual massage' can relieve amputees' phantom limb pain

ByHelenThomson(Image:stock.xchng)Amputeeswhoexperiencephantomlimbpaincouldfindreliefinasurprisinglysimpleway–bypayingmoreattentiontothepeoplearoundthem.Phantomlimbsoccurwhenanamputeefeelstheoftenpain

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How social stress makes your brain vulnerable to depression

GordonSpooner/PlainpictureByAndyCoghlanSocialstresscantriggerchangesinthebrainthatopenthedoortodepression.Experimentsinhumanbrainsandmicesuggestthatexperiencessuchasbullyingmaketheblood-brainbarrierle

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