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heart conditions

New blood test detects deadly inherited heart conditions

A new genetic test to improve diagnosis in people with inherited heart conditions has been developed by researchers.The researchers showed that by looking at...
pollution

Exposure to air pollution 30 years ago associated with increased risk...

Exposure to air pollution more than 30 years ago may still affect an individual's mortality risk today, according to new research.Exposure to air pollution...
Alzheimer's

Head Injuries develop protein clumps associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists have revealed that protein clumps associated with Alzheimer's disease are also found in the brains of people who have had a head injury.Although...
networks

Intelligence ‘networks’ discovered in brain for the first time 

Called M1 and M3, these so-called gene networks appear to influence cognitive function – which includes memory, attention, processing speed and reasoning.Crucially, the scientists...

Gold beads may boost cancer treatment

Scientists are investigating whether microscopic gold beads could make chemotherapy more effective, and reduce side effects for patients. The above image, which is from laboratory...
video

Star Wars-style robotic hand controlled by muscle vibrations

Scientists have developed technology that enables a user to control a robotic hand via arm movements and muscle vibrations. 

HIV scientists launch 23 million euro project to develop vaccine

 Financed by the European Commission, the European AIDS Vaccine Initiative (EAVI2020) brings together leading HIV researchers from public organisations and biotech companies from across...

Imperial and MIT launch joint ‘risky’ research fund

Two of the world's top universities, MIT and Imperial, have launched a fund to intensify research collaborations between their academics. The MIT - Imperial College...

Strategies for tackling drug-resistant bugs put to the test by maths...

To tackle antibiotic resistance, scientists should look at how strains of drug-resistant bugs compete with those susceptible to drugs. That is the conclusion of researchers...

New technique negotiates neuron jungle to target source of Parkinson’s disease

Researchers believe they have found a potential new way to target cells of the brain affected by Parkinson's disease.The new technique is relatively non-invasive...

Discovery of trigger for bugs’ defences could lead to new antibiotics

 Bacteria react to stressful situations - such as running out of nutrients, coming under attack from antibiotics or encountering a host body’s immune system...

Engineering atoms inside the jet engine

The Periodic Table may not sound like a list of ingredients but, for a group of materials scientists, it’s the starting point for designing...