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Fish feed enhanced with omega-3 oil? UK scientists developing more nutritious food for farmed salmon

Fish feed enhanced with omega-3 oil? UK scientists developing more nutritious food for farmed salmon

Pallab Ghosh | 
Researchers .... are giving farmed salmon feed made from genetically modified crops. The aim of the scientific trial is to ...
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Dementia affects men and women differently—and we’re just beginning to understand why

Laura Oliver | 
Globally, experts estimate that 75 million people will live with dementia by 2030 and 131.5 million by 2050. Most are women. … ...
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‘Super bacteria’ could boost crop yields and reduce nitrogen pollution

Ly Truong, Claire Press | 
Bioscientist Dr. Ted Cocking, from the Centre for Crop Nitrogen Fixation in the UK, was the first to unlock the ...
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1 in 3 people in England incorrectly believe GMO food causes cancer

In a survey of 1,330 people in England, published in the European Journal of Cancer, most people correctly said smoking was ...
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Heart muscle patches: Reprogrammed blood cells might extend life of heart attack victims

David Cox | 
Those who survive [a heart attack] are often left with permanent heart failure – a group which includes approximately 450,000 ...
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First land plants may have appeared 100 million years earlier than previously thought

Helen Briggs | 
A seminal event in the Earth's history - when plants appeared on land - may have happened 100 million years ...
Irish sects show diverse population sources, including Viking influence

Irish sects show diverse population sources, including Viking influence

Paul Rincon | 
Scientists have unveiled a detailed genetic map of Ireland, revealing subtle DNA differences that may reflect historic events. In their ...
Future of heart medicine: Stem cells to grow cardiac muscle and smaller medical implants

Future of heart medicine: Stem cells to grow cardiac muscle and smaller medical implants

Kevin Fong | 
If heart transplantation - 50 years after Christiaan Barnard carried out the first operation - has become routine, what exactly ...
'To lose them would be a disaster': More than 20 wild relatives of modern crops added to 'threatened' list

‘To lose them would be a disaster’: More than 20 wild relatives of modern crops added to ‘threatened’ list

Helen Briggs | 
Wild relatives of modern crops deemed crucial for food security are being pushed to the brink of extinction, according to ...
Should we 'genetically modify' humans to fit the demands of space travel?

Should we ‘genetically modify’ humans to fit the demands of space travel?

Richard Hollingham | 
It takes something special to be an astronaut – an extraordinary combination of bravery, fitness, intelligence, lightning-fast decision-making and calmness ...
Stalemate continues: EU fails to agree on glyphosate herbicide renewal as deadline looms

Stalemate continues: EU fails to agree on glyphosate herbicide renewal as deadline looms

An EU vote has failed to resolve a controversy over the use of glyphosate, the world's biggest-selling weedkiller. ... The ...
Polygamy and genetics: Short Creek, Utah’s inbreeding mutation epidemic

Polygamy and genetics: Short Creek, Utah’s inbreeding mutation epidemic

Zaria Gorvett | 
[In 1990], 10-year-old boy was presented to Theodore Tarby, a doctor specialising in rare childhood diseases. ... [S]oon Tarby had diagnosed a ...
Trace amounts of neonicotinoid pesticides found in 75% of honey samples worldwide—'far below' levels dangerous to humans

Trace amounts of neonicotinoid pesticides found in 75% of honey samples worldwide—’far below’ levels dangerous to humans

Matt McGrath | 
A new study has found traces of neonicotinoid chemicals in 75% of honey samples from across the world. The scientists ...
Here's what we do and don't know about pornography and violence

Here’s what we do and don’t know about pornography and violence

Jessica Brown | 
Porn has transformed over the past few decades, due to the availability of the internet and faster web connections. […] ...
Marriage changes everything--including your personality

Marriage changes everything–including your personality

Christian Jarrett | 
[R]esearch suggests the experience of committing to and settling down with another person really does change our personalities for better ...
Skin transplant between twins treats aggressive cancer

Skin transplant between twins treats aggressive cancer

Marian Fields had an aggressive and very rare form of skin cancer, which left her with large, open wounds around ...
Polygamy and disease: Intermarrying Mormon town faces genetic disaster

Polygamy and disease: Intermarrying Mormon town faces genetic disaster

Zaria Gorvett | 
Brigham Young, who led the [Mormons] back in the mid-19th Century, was a passionate believer in [polygamy]. By the time he died, his ...
All thumbs or all toes? Man surgically has his pollex replaced by his big toe

All thumbs or all toes? Man surgically has his pollex replaced by his big toe

Greg Dunlop | 
Zac Mitchell, 20, was injured in April while working on a remote farming property in Western Australia. "A bull kicked ...
Can a virus be 'trained' to fight ovarian cancer?

Can a virus be ‘trained’ to fight ovarian cancer?

A Cardiff scientist is to explore whether viruses can be "trained" to tackle ovarian cancer after being given a £250,000 ...
Secret to a longer, healthier life: Eating less?

Secret to a longer, healthier life: Eating less?

Alex Riley | 
Researchers worldwide are pursuing various ideas [to enhance the length and quality of our lives], but for Julie Mattison from ...
Social media, pornography or work: What's to blame for our decrease in sex?

Social media, pornography or work: What’s to blame for our decrease in sex?

Simon Copland | 
We live in one of the most sexually liberated times of human history. Access to new technologies over the past ...
Do we know enough about genetics for personalized DNA tests to improve our health, fitness?

Do we know enough about genetics for personalized DNA tests to improve our health, fitness?

Suzanne Bearne | 
The latest health and fitness trend involves taking a DNA test to find out more about how our bodies respond ...
Does 'G' mark the spot? Science struggles to explain the female orgasm

Does ‘G’ mark the spot? Science struggles to explain the female orgasm

Linda Geddes | 
Why are orgasms so intensely pleasurable? How come women can experience multiple orgasms? And does the fabled G-spot even exist? ...
Neonicotinoid insecticide may reduce wild bumblebee queens' egg development, lab study finds

Neonicotinoid insecticide may reduce wild bumblebee queens’ egg development, lab study finds

Helen Briggs | 
Use of a common pesticide in spring could have an impact on wild bumblebees by interfering with their life cycle, ...
Read the tea leaves: Decoded plant genome unlocks flavor secrets for future breeding

Read the tea leaves: Decoded plant genome unlocks flavor secrets for future breeding

Helen Briggs | 
A team in China has decoded the genetic building blocks of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis, whose leaves are used ...
Dow, DuPont merger clears hurdle with approval by European Union

Dow, DuPont merger clears hurdle with approval by European Union

The European Commission has given the go-ahead to the merger of US chemical giants Dow Chemical and DuPont. The deal ...
Royal disagreement: UK's Princess Anne contradicts brother Charles, says 'we have to accept' GM crops

Royal disagreement: UK’s Princess Anne contradicts brother Charles, says ‘we have to accept’ GM crops

Princess Anne has said genetically-modified crops have important benefits for providing food and she would be open to growing them ...
Secrets to male infertility may lie in how sperm propel themselves to reach female egg

Secrets to male infertility may lie in how sperm propel themselves to reach female egg

Philippa Roxby | 
Researchers from the UK and Japan found that the head and tail movements of sperm made patterns similar to the ...