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Curing the common cold? Testing on genetically modified mice is first step towards ‘complete protection’

James Gallagher | 
Scientists think they have found a way to stop the common cold and closely related viruses which can cause paralysis. Instead ...
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‘Testes in overdrive’: Male efforts to improve attractiveness can damage ability to have children

James Gallagher | 
Scientists have uncovered an evolutionary paradox where men damage their ability to have children during efforts to make themselves look ...
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Dream quest: Why you can’t remember your dreams—and how you can change that

Stephen Dowling | 
For many of us, dreams are an almost intangible presence. If we’re lucky, we can only remember the most fleeting ...
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Stonehenge mystery solved! DNA analysis tells us where builders came from

Paul Rincon | 
The ancestors of the people who built Stonehenge travelled west across the Mediterranean before reaching Britain, a study has shown ...
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Taking cancers apart ‘piece-by-piece’ in search for vulnerabilities that could be attacked with precision medicine

James Gallagher | 
Scientists have taken cancer apart piece-by-piece to reveal its weaknesses, and come up with new ideas for treatment. A team ...
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Birth control pill for men: Why is it taking so long?

Michelle Roberts | 
A birth control pill for men has passed initial human safety tests, experts at a leading medical conference have heard ...
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Do our brains hamper our response to climate change’s growing threat?

Matthew King | 
In early phases of human existence we faced an onslaught of daily challenges to our survival and ability to reproduce ...
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Why setting testosterone levels for female athletes risks setting ‘far reaching’ ‘unscientific precedent’

New rules to reduce naturally high testosterone levels in female athletes have been branded "unscientific". [In 2018], athletics chiefs ruled ...
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First human test for gene therapy targeting most common cause of blindness

Fergus Walsh | 
A woman from Oxford has become the first person in the world to have gene therapy to try to halt ...
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Are thin people just lucky to have ‘skinny’ genes?

Smitha Mundasad | 
Scientists say they have discovered the secret behind why some people are skinny while others pile on the pounds easily ...
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Genetically modified chickens lay cancer-treating eggs

Pallab Ghosh | 
Researchers have genetically modified chickens that can lay eggs that contain drugs for arthritis and some cancers. The drugs are ...
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Were humans superior to Neanderthals? Or just luckier?

Clive Finlayson | 
Prof Clive Finlayson, director of the Gibraltar Museum, explains why some old assumptions about the intellectual capabilities of our evolutionary ...
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Can a simple breath test detect cancer?

Researchers want to find out if signals of different cancer types can be picked up in patterns of breath molecules ...
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Why humans may not be to blame for ancient African mammal extinction

New research has disputed a longstanding view that early humans helped wipe out many of the large mammals that once ...
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‘Baby bust’—Why fertility rates are plummeting around the world

James Gallagher | 
There has been a remarkable global decline in the number of children women are having, say researchers. Their report found ...
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‘Moonshot for biology’: Inside the quest to sequence all life on earth

Victoria Gill | 
A mission to sequence the genome of every known animal, plant, fungus and protozoan - a group of single-celled organisms ...
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Some US towns were untouched by 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. The military wants to know why.

Richard Gray | 
[On 4 June 1919, the Spanish flu] had finally found its way to the remote native Inuit communities that dotted ...
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Golden eagle genome gives conservation effort a ‘blueprint for life’

Victoria Gill | 
British scientists have made a breakthrough that could help safeguard the future of one of the world's most admired birds ...
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Scientists hunting Asian hornet—invasive ‘honey bee killer’ spotted in U.K.

Daniel Clark | 
An Asian hornet sighting has been confirmed in Cornwall, sparking a hunt for the honey bee killer's nesting sites. The ...
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Choosing an alternative cancer therapy cuts survival chances, study shows

Alex Therrien | 
Cancer patients who use alternative therapies may be more likely to shun conventional treatments and risk their chances of survival, ...
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New superbug? Little-known sexually transmitted disease creates worry

Michelle Roberts | 
A little known sexually transmitted infection could become the next superbug unless people become more vigilant, experts are warning. Mycoplasma ...
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Gene therapy cures rat’s paralysis—could human beings be next?

James Gallagher | 
Scientists say they have taken a significant step towards the goal of giving paralysed people control of their hands again ...
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The genetics behind malaria’s evolution into a deadly global killer

Victoria Gill | 
The secrets of how malaria became a human-killer have been revealed by a genetic study. The work, led by researchers ...
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Snail ‘memory transplant’ achieved through RNA transfer

Shivani Dave | 
Memory transfer has been at the heart of science fiction for decades, but it's becoming more like science fact. A ...
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Switzerland’s citizens to vote on complete ban of synthetic pesticides

Matt McGrath | 
Swiss citizens will get the chance to vote on a complete ban on the use of synthetic pesticides after campaigners ...
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Carnivorous waterwheel plant ten times faster than Venus flytrap

Mary Halton | 
Scientists have characterised the movement of the Venus flytrap's aquatic cousin in detail for the first time. The carnivorous Aldrovanda vesiculosa, ...
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If we can keep bodiless brains alive, do they deserve special protection?

Pallab Ghosh | 
Researchers at Yale University have restored circulation to the brains of decapitated pigs, and kept the organs alive for several ...
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Boosting production of key malaria drug with genetically engineered plant

Paul Rincon | 
Scientists have modified a plant's genetic sequence to make it produce high levels of a key malaria drug, potentially helping ...
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