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Video: How to boost your immune system to guard against COVID and other illnesses

Sam Wong | 
Scientists have recently developed ways to measure your immune age. Fortunately, it turns out your immune age can go down ...
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Elon Musk unveils Neuralink brain implant in live pigs that could lead to integrating computers into humans

Leah Crane | 
In an announcement on 28 August, Neuralink unveiled prototypes of its device and showed off pigs with the devices implanted ...
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12 lifestyle changes to cut risk from dementia

Alice Klein | 
[A major] review identified the biggest known risk factors for dementia as smoking, excess alcohol consumption, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, head injury, depression, hearing loss and exposure to air ...
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CRISPR provides ‘functional cure’ for patients with beta thalassemia, sickle cell disease, preliminary study shows

Michael Le Page | 
Result of this ongoing trial, which is the first to use CRISPR to treat inherited genetic disorders, were announced [June ...
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GMO goats can produce ‘blockbuster’ cancer drug in their milk, which could slash prices for patients

Alice Klein | 
Goats can be genetically modified to produce a common cancer drug in their milk, which could slash its production costs ...
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Facing the coronavirus and uncertainty: Why do some of us shrug it off, while others hoard toilet paper?

Rachel Mccloy | 
MANY people seem to be dealing with the recent coronavirus outbreak in one of two ways: by panicking or shrugging ...
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Coronavirus mystery: Why aren’t there more cases in Africa?

Adam Vaughan | 
Experts still don’t know why so few cases of the new coronavirus have been reported in Africa, despite China – ...
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Extraterrestrial protein found inside meteorite? If true, discovery bolsters pursuit of alien life

Leah Crane | 
A team of researchers claim to have found a protein inside a meteorite. It would be the first protein ever ...
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Do you want to live or die? ‘Mind reading’ could help patients with severe brain injuries answer the question

Clare Wilson | 
When a person sustains a severe brain injury that leaves them unable to communicate, their families and doctors often have ...
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Human brains have more in common with our ‘ape cousins’ than previously thought

James Urquhart | 
Our brains could have more in common with our ape cousins than previously thought, which might require us to rethink ...
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‘It’s the wild west out there’: Courts frequently use controversial psychological tests

Clare Wilson | 
A third of the psychological tests used in US court proceedings aren’t generally accepted by experts in the field, a ...
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Ancient mummy ‘speaks’ with reconstructed vocal tract

Donna Lu | 
David Howard at Royal Holloway, University of London, and his colleagues have reconstructed the vocal tract of Nesyamun, a priest ...
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CRISPR immunizes chickens against deadly virus, potentially boosting global egg and meat production

Michael Le Page | 
CRISPR genome editing has been used to make chickens resistant to a common virus. The approach could boost egg and ...
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Your dog may be paying closer attention to your words than you realize

Gege Li | 
Dogs pay much closer attention to what humans say than we realised, even to words that are probably meaningless to ...
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Could ‘ultrasonic squeals’ from plants help farmers protect water-starved crops?

Adam Vaughan | 
Although it has been revealed in recent years that plants are capable of seeing, hearing and smelling, they are still ...
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Genetic sequencing for everyone? UK trial program challenged as ‘ethically questionable’

Clare Wilson | 
Plans for the National Health Service to sequence the DNA of every baby born in the UK, starting with a ...
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Does marijuana help with depression and anxiety? This study finds scant evidence to support growing claims

Ruby Scully | 
A major study has found little evidence that cannabis helps with depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions, despite growing ...
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If Britain and Wales went 100% organic, crop yields would crash by half and carbon emissions would double, UK study shows

Michael Le Page | 
Greenhouse gas emissions would go up if all farms in England and Wales went organic. Though the emissions of individual ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Ancient grains’ can transform your health? Probably not—and they’re more recent than you think

James Wong | 
KHORASAN, teff, emmer and amaranth. No, these aren’t planets in the next Star Wars movie, but some of the growing ...