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Relapse risk could be predicted by cancer’s ‘internal wiring’

James Gallagher | 
The "internal wiring" of breast cancer can predict which women are more likely to survive or relapse, say researchers. The ...

Animal cells grown on grass could yield next version of lab-grown meat

Helen Briggs | 
Scientists at the University of Bath have grown animal cells on blades of grass, in a step towards cultured meat ...
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Glyphosate on trial: Second jury says Bayer’s Roundup weed killer carcinogenic

A US jury has found that one of the world's most widely-used weedkillers was a "substantial factor" in causing a ...
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Gene-edited disease-resistant animals could reduce poverty in Africa’s most vulnerable communities

Pallab Ghosh | 
A researcher in Edinburgh is leading efforts to develop gene-edited farm animals for poor farmers in Africa. Prof Appolinaire Djikeng ...
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Global average income has tripled in 50 years, driving rapid increase in meat consumption

Hannah Ritchie | 
You may have heard an increasing number of people vow to reduce their meat eating lately - or cut it ...
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Scientists engineer chickens to make cancer drugs—10 times cheaper to produce than factory-made medicines

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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‘Planetary health diet’ aims to feed 10 billion people without causing ‘catastrophic’ environmental damage

James Gallagher | 
A diet has been developed that promises to save lives, feed 10 billion people and all without causing catastrophic damage ...
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Audio: Greenpeace, UK farmers and chemical industry square off over neonicotinoid pesticide ban

The debate over neonicotinoids continued ... during a BBC Radio segment as farmers, environmentalists and the chemical industry weighed in on ...

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 ...

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 ...
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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

Kevin Fong | 
If heart transplantation - 50 years after Christiaan Barnard carried out the first operation - has become routine, what exactly ...
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‘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?

Richard Hollingham | 
It takes something special to be an astronaut – an extraordinary combination of bravery, fitness, intelligence, lightning-fast decision-making and calmness ...
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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 ...
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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

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

Jessica Brown | 
Porn has transformed over the past few decades, due to the availability of the internet and faster web connections. […] ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...