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Why COVID-19 won’t be our last pandemic: We’ve created a ‘perfect storm’ for wildlife disease spillover

Victoria Gill | 
[Researchers] have now developed a pattern-recognition system to predict which wildlife diseases pose most risk to humans. [Editor's note: Health ...
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‘Paradigm-changing’: Artificial nerve cells could lead to treatments for Alzheimer’s, other brain disorders

Helen Briggs | 
Scientists have made artificial nerve cells, paving the way for new ways to repair the human body. The tiny "brain ...
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‘Virus really has no chance’: Protein-suppressing treatment could stop common cold in its tracks

James Gallagher | 
A team at Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco, found one of the components which the viruses ...
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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

‘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 ...