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Online database reveals normal gene expression

ANONLINEdatabaseshouldhelprevealtheunderlyingcausesofsomediseasesbyshowingwhichgenesareswitchedonoroffinhealthyhumantissue.Toworkoutwhichgenesareinvolvedinaparticulardisorder

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Special cells explain why cabbage and stress churn your guts

SGHirst/GettyByAliceKleinHaveyoueverneededtohurrytothetoiletduringtimesofstressoraftereatingaspicymeal?Thismaybebecausetastebudsliningyourintestinecansenseinflammatorychemicalsandwarnyourbraintomov

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Research on male animals prevents women from getting best drugs

AdamGault/GettyByAliceKleinWomenaremissingoutonoptimummedicaltreatmentbecausemostpre-clinicaldrugresearchisdoneinmaleanimals

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Worst effects of toxic mould are 'in the mind'

THEnumberoflawsuitsoverthetoxiceffectsof“indoormould”continuestoskyrocketintheUS.ButtwoCaliforniandoctorsnowsuggestthat

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'Symptomless' bird flu cases raise concerns

ByDeboraMacKenzieTheH5N1birdfluvirusmightbeacquiringagreaterabilitytospreadfromhumantohuman

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'Safer' stem cells bring therapies closer

ByAndyCoghlanCompletelyfreshsuppliesofhumanembryonicstemcellshavebeencreatedforthefirsttimewithouthavingtogrowthemonpotentiallycontaminatingmouse“feeder”cells.Nordotheyneedtobenourishedwithserumderive

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Radio powered by your own sweat hints at future of wearables 

VasilyPindyurin/GettyByTimothyRevellBatteryflatonyourradio?Don’tsweatit.Ormaybethat’sexactlywhatyoushoulddo.Sweatalonehasbeenusedtopoweraradiofortwodays

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Laughing helps arteries and boosts blood flow

ByAndyCoghlanLaughingappearstobealmostasbeneficialasaworkoutinboostingthehealthofbloodvessels

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Ecstasy may trigger gene-linked depression

IFYOUhaveafamilyhistoryofdepression

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Breakthrough in premature ageing

SKINcellstakenfromchildrenwiththeprematureageingsyndromeHutchinson-Gilfordprogeriahavebeenrestoredtonormal.Theworkprovesitispossibletocompensateforthegeneticdefectthatcausesthiscrueldisease

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Best evidence yet that Parkinson's could be autoimmune disease

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Embryo cells not like peas in a pod

ByClaireAinsworthINAmammalianembryo

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Don’t blame Instagram for the rise of botox and lip fillers

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Kidney 'swap shop' offers patients hope

AKIDNEY“swapshop”couldsolvethedilemmaofpeoplewhoneedanewkidneyandhaveawillingbutincompatibledonor.TheUSscheme

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Smoking is finally dying out among young people in the UK and US

BSIP/UIG/GettySMOKINGisrapidlydyingoutintheUKandUSamongyoungpeople–thefirstgenerationtocomeofagesurroundedbylawsthatdiscouragesmoking.FiguresfromtheUKOfficeforNationalStatisticsrevealthattheproportion

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New York air to have its genes sequenced

ByCelesteBieverThescientistwhoracedagainstthepubliclyfundedprojecttodecodethehumangenomewillsoonbesequencingthegenomesofallthemicrobesfloatinginNewYorkCityair.The“airgenomeproject”wasannouncedbyCraigV

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Would you give one of your kidneys to a stranger?

HarrietLee-MerrionByClareWilson“IKNOWIsoundkindofcrazy

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Looking for trouble with the 'one-minute scan'

ByJamesKingslandBILLCasarellaawokeintherecoveryroomaftera5-houroperationwithexcruciatingpaininhischestandhisbodyriddledwithtubesandcatheters.Afewweeksearlier

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'Sperm clock' could pinpoint time of a rape

ByAnnaGoslineThepredictabledeathofspermincondomslacedwithspermicidecouldhelppolicepinpointthetimeofarape

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Babies are dying during childbirth in the UK due to poor care

MontgomeryMartin/AlamyByClareWilsonThree-quartersofthebabieswhodieorarebraindamagedduringchildbirthintheUKmighthavebeensavedbybettermedicalcare

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Row erupts over WHO's malaria 'miscalculation'

ByJohnBonnerHAStheWorldHealthOrganizationunderestimatedtheworld’smalariaproblem?Byasmuchas50percent

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Peckish pilferers caught out by snack attack

ByAnnaGoslineinNewOrleansABURGLAR’Shungerpangscouldgoalongwaytowardsputtinghimbehindbars.Greedyfelonsfrequentlyleavebehindvitalcluesaftersnackingonfoodfromtheirvictim’sfridge.Tracesofsalivaleftonanyth

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Why bird flu risk is like the Grenfell Tower tragedy

AFP/GettyImagesTHEspectreofbirdflustillhauntstheworld.VirologistshavediscoveredthatawidespreadChinesepoultryvirus

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Migraine herb may help fight cancer

BETTERtreatmentsforleukaemiacouldbeonthehorizonthankstothefeverfew

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Synthetic iris could let cameras react to light like our eyes do

WIN-Initiative/Neleman/GettyByLeahCraneAnartificialiriscanopenandcloseinresponsetosunlightwithoutanyotheroutsidecontrol

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Why some anaesthetics are a pain

HURTINGafteranoperation?Thesurgeon’sknifemightnotbetheonlyculprit.Itseemsthatsomegeneralanaestheticsworsenpost-operativeinflammation.Someanaestheticscausepainwhenadministered.Isofluraneirritatesther

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The UK just missed a big chance to cut harmful diesel pollution

Phanie/AlamyByTimChattertonCriticismoftheUKgovernment’sweakstanceonairqualityhasbeengrowinginrecentyears.Inthefaceofincreasingevidenceabouttheharmdieselenginepollutioncausesinparticular

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Light pollution is set to double between now and 2050

ADB/AlamyStockPhotoByAndyCoghlanLightpollutionisgettingexponentiallyworse.TheareaofEarthlitbyartificiallightsgrewby9percentinfouryears.Ifthatcontinues

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Mind menders: how psychedelic drugs rebuild broken brains

SharmMurugiahBySamWongHEWASN’Tthefirstpersontosayit

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Artificial embryonic stem cells tested in people for first time

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Transplant drug may ease disorder linked to autism

ADRUGthatpreventsimmunerejectioninhumantransplantpatientshasimprovedthememoryofmicewithahereditarylearningdisorder.Thefindingsuggeststhedisorderisaresultofreversibleabnormalitiesinbrainchemistryrather

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Is fructose fuelling the obesity epidemic?

ByLindaGeddesinSanFranciscoWEKNOWaboutgoodandbadfats.Nowsuspicionisgrowingthatnotallsugarsarecreatedequaleither.Overweightadultswhoconsumelargeamountsoffructosehavebeenfoundtoexperiencealarmingchanges

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A grim winter looms for UK hospitals but there's an easy cure

JustinKase/AlamyStockPhotoByLukeAllenIntheUK

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Morning sickness in pregnancy blamed on protein in the placenta

iStock/GettyImagesPlusByAndyCoghlanMorningsickness.Ithasbeenblamedonallsortsofthings–from carryinggirls tomultiplepregnancies.ButaUKstudyofnearly800pregnantwomensuggeststhataproteincalledGDF15mightbet

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Good news: one form of air pollution may be falling in Europe

JasonHawkes/GettyByChrisBaraniukThefumesbelchedoutbyroadvehiclesaredeadly–butlevelsofoneharmfulcomponent

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Strong bones may be vital for maintaining memory in old age

ThomasBarwick/GettyByVivianeCallierAhormonereleasedbybonesseemstoreverseage-relatedmemoryloss.Thehormonecanbeboostedbyexercise

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App can tell you if a mosquito is about to give you malaria

StephenDalton/NaturePictureLibrary/GettyByNicoleKobieAmosquitobitecaninfectyouwith malaria

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Premature babies may suffer in silence

AREprematurebabiessufferinginsilence?Brainscanssuggestthattheirfacesdon’talwaysshowwhentheyareinpain.Nursescheckwhetherpre-termbabiesinintensivecareareinpainbymeasuringtheirheartrateandthesweatines

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Putting a face on hallucinations aids symptoms of schizophrenia

WellcomeTrustByJessicaBondForpeoplewhohearvoices

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Why anaesthetics can make the pain worse

ByAlisonMotlukWhenyouundergosurgery

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Pet cats may trigger eczema in children

ByJasonPalmerNatureandnurturebothplayaroleineczema

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Watch this soft robot squeeze a damaged heart to keep it pumping

GettyByTimothyRevellIT’Sapumpthatcouldbringyourheartbacktolife.Alackofdonatedheartsoftenmeanspeoplewithheartfailurediewaitingforareplacement.Butnowaroboticdevicehasbeendesignedtohelpoutwithpumpingduti

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MicroRNAs: The cell's little emperors

ByHenryNichollsLASTmonth

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Radio tag signals can play havoc with hospital devices

ByEwenCallawayThewirelessscannersthanletcarsspeedthroughtollsandsubwaycommuterspassthroughturnstilescouldhavedisastrousconsequencesinhospitals

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Cats may exacerbate eczema gene mutation

NATUREandnurturebothplayaroleineczema

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White blood cells may be the key to long life

ByAndyCoghlanBINthosetarotcardsandcancelthevisittothepalmreader.Itmightonedaybepossibletopredicthowlongyou’lllivefromasampleofyourwhitebloodcells.Itiswellknownthatthechildrenoflong-livedparentstendtob

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Tamper-proof prescription drugs may halt abuse

ByJimGilesIT’Saclassofdrugabusedby1.5millionAmericans.Toquit

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Radio ID tag signals could switch off your pacemaker

HOSPITALShavebeenhopingtouseRFIDs–tinyradioantennasthattransmituniqueIDsignals–tokeeptrackofsamples

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Premature babies may show no sign of pain

ByAndyCoghlanAreprematurebabiessufferinginsilence?Brainscanssuggestthattheirfacesdon’talwaysshowwhentheyareinpain.Nursescheckwhetherpre-termbabiesinintensivecareareinpainbymeasuringtheirheartrate

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Omega-3s are twice as important for girls as boys

ByNoraSchultzPARENTSofdaughters

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