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Birth rates expected to crash by half in coming decades in some countries, driven by educated, working women

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Falling fertility rates mean nearly every country could have shrinking populations by the end of the century. And 23 nations - ...
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‘Enormous potential’: Recently discovered microbe could protect mosquitoes from malaria

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Scientists have discovered a microbe that completely protects mosquitoes from being infected with malaria. The team in Kenya and the ...
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T-cell that can fight all cancers: Scientists discover promising part of our immune system

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Our immune system is our body's natural defence against infection, but it also attacks cancerous cells. The scientists were looking ...
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‘Virus really has no chance’: Protein-suppressing treatment could stop common cold in its tracks

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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’

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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

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Scientists have uncovered an evolutionary paradox where men damage their ability to have children during efforts to make themselves look ...
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Taking cancers apart ‘piece-by-piece’ in search for vulnerabilities that could be attacked with precision medicine

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

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The "internal wiring" of breast cancer can predict which women are more likely to survive or relapse, say researchers. The ...
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‘Planetary health diet’ aims to feed 10 billion people without causing ‘catastrophic’ environmental damage

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A diet has been developed that promises to save lives, feed 10 billion people and all without causing catastrophic damage ...

‘Baby bust’—Why fertility rates are plummeting around the world

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There has been a remarkable global decline in the number of children women are having, say researchers. Their report found ...

Gene therapy cures rat’s paralysis—could human beings be next?

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Scientists say they have taken a significant step towards the goal of giving paralysed people control of their hands again ...
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Hidden half of us: ‘You’re more microbe than you are human’

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More than half of your body is not human, say scientists. Human cells make up only 43% of the body's ...
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Macular degeneration patients see hope in embryonic stem cell treatment

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Doctors have taken a major step towards curing the most common form of blindness in the UK - age-related macular ...

‘Like a mobile phone’: The genome sequencer that fits in your pocket

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Scientists have used a device that fits in the palm of the hand to sequence the human genome. They say ...

Hemophilia A gene therapy trial results: ‘This is huge’

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British doctors say they have achieved "mind-blowing" results in an attempt to rid people of haemophilia A. Patients are born ...

Beta-thalassemia blood disorder removed from human embryo with gene editing

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Precise "chemical surgery" has been performed on human embryos to remove disease in a world first, Chinese researchers have told ...

Human-pig embryos could offer more for us than their organs

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Embryos that are less than 0.001% human - and the rest pig - have been made and analysed by scientists ...
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Future without women? ‘Pseudo-embryos’ could one day replace eggs in baby making process

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Scientists say early experiments suggest it may one day be possible to make babies without using eggs. They have succeeded ...

Lab-grown embryos reveal earliest stages of life

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Scientists say a breakthrough ...