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An antioxidant might lead to new therapies for bone arthritis

PeterDazeley/GettyByAndyCoghlanAnantioxidantfoodsupplementwidelyusedtotreatconditionsincludingparacetamolpoisoninghasshownpromiseinhelpingmicewithosteoarthritis

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Mini-brains made from teeth help reveal what makes us sociable

AlyssonRenatoMuotriByAndyCoghlanCantinybrainsgrowninadishrevealthesecretsofsociability?Ballsofbraintissuegeneratedfromstemcellsareenablingustounderstandtheunderlyingdifferencesbetweenpeoplewhostru

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Skin genetically engineered to destroy cocaine could prevent addiction

OliverRüther/PlainpictureByAndyCoghlanPeoplewithcocaineaddictionmaysoonbeinvitedtotestapioneeringnewtreatmentthatdestroysthecocainetheytakebeforeitcanhittherewardcentresintheirbrain

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Space travel's mental health toll could endanger long missions

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Abortion rate halves if women have to go extra 100 miles

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Scientists won't stop discovering stuff, no matter what

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Powerful Zika vaccine protects mice and monkeys from the virus

ManjurulHaque/EyeEm/GettyByChelseaWhyteAnewvaccineagainstZikavirusgivesmiceandmonkeysimmunityintests.Thevaccineisbasedontheinactivatedvirus

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Health insurer calls analysed for signs of disease in your voice

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GM mosquitoes approved for field trial release in Florida

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The inventions of our lifetime, picked by the people who know

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Injection could permanently lower cholesterol by changing DNA

CMEABG-UCBL-Chapon/Phanie/SciencePhotoLibraryByMichaelLePageAone-offinjectioncouldonedayloweryourcholesterollevelsfortherestofyourlife.Peoplebornwithnaturalmutationsthatdisableaspecificgenehavealowerr

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Yellow fever outbreak is killing off rare monkeys in Brazil

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Cholesterol wars: Does a pill a day keep heart attacks away?

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Treatment for chronic pain can be lethal, but there is an answer

CarolineBarbera/picturetankYOUmayhavedoneit:shruggedoffsomeone’scomplaintsofpainwhenthereseemstobenothingphysicallywrongwiththem.That’strueforprofessionals

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US healthcare still lags far behind other developed nations

JasonRedmond/AFP/GettyImagesByAvivaRutkinTheresultsofthelatestcheck-uponUShealthcarearein

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The books and ideas that will shape the year ahead

ByLizElseandSimonIngsTogetyourbearingsandafeelforneuroscience

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What Trump's US Supreme Court pick means for women's health

AlexWong/GettyImagesByChristinaCauterucciNeilGorsuch(pictured)

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UK’s first three-parent babies likely to be conceived in 2017

SallyAnscombe/GettyByMichaelLePageWomenwhosechildrenaredoomedtodevelopfatalmitochondrialdiseasesshouldhaveachanceofhavinghealthybabiescomethenewyear.Methodsforreplacingtheabnormalmitochondriaintheireg

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The scary reality of medical U-turns, and how to stop them

MartinLeonBarretoByKaytSukelTIFFANYMCLEODfollowedtheadvicetotheletter.Shehasfoodallergies

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Viruses may have evolved to hit men hard but go easy on women

HeroImages/GettyBySamWongIsman-fluaquirkofviralevolution?Somevirusesmightcauseweakersymptomsinwomenthaninmenbecauseitmakesthemmorelikelytospread.Manyinfectionscausemoresevereillnessinmenthanwomen.

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2019 Preview: Experimental vaccine could let coeliacs eat gluten

AxelBueckert/EyeEm/GettyByAliceKleinBreadandpastamaybebackonthemenuforpeoplewithcoeliacdiseaseparticipatinginaclinicaltrialnextyear.Coeliacdiseasemakesyouunabletoeatfoodscontainingglutenwithoutexperie

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UK red squirrels are carrying leprosy and have been for decades

PaulineLewis/GettyByNewScientiststaffandPressAssociationAstudyof110deadredsquirrelsfromaroundtheUKandIrelandhasfoundthattheanimalscarryseveralstrainsofleprosy.RedsquirrelsinScotland

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Gene-blocking therapy reverses Alzheimer's-like symptoms in mice

SarahDeVosByAndyCoghlanTargetingtanglesoftauproteininmicewithAlzheimer’s-likesymptomshasreversedtheirbraindamage

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Art: The Science Gallery opens in London

AnotherDayonEarth(Pincushion)2012©OliviaLocherBySimonIngsHooked:WhenwantbecomesneedatLondonScienceGallery

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Why some people with HIV can now ditch condoms

dpapicturealliancearchive/AlamyStockPhotoJOHNisHIV-positiveandinarelationshipwithsomeonewhoisnot.Twoyearsago

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First home brain implant lets ‘locked-in’ woman communicate

JohnLund/BlendImages/AlamyByJessicaHamzelouAparalysedwomanhaslearnedtouseabrainimplanttocommunicatebythoughtalone.Itisthefirsttimeabrain–computerinterfacehasbeenusedathomeinaperson’sday-to-daylife

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Paralysis need not mean paralysis for life

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Trump wants to halt healthcare for 20 million poor US citizens

YoonS.Byun/TheBostonGlobeviaGettyImagesByAndyCoghlanItwillbebacktothebadolddaysfor20millionAmericansifUSpresident-electDonaldTrumpfollowsthroughonhiselectionpromisestorepealObamacare.Thescheme

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Gene editing has saved the lives of two children with leukaemia

ValAltounian/ScienceTranslationalMedicine(2017)ByMichaelLePageTwochildrentreatedwithgene-editedcellstokilltheircancersarebothdoingwellmorethanayearlater.Thebabygirlswerebothgiventheexperimentaltreatme

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Mystery radiation 'clouds' may pose risk to air travellers

KoraweeRatchapakdee/GettyByDavidHamblingDangerzonesintheairwhereradiationlevelssurgecouldposeanunrecognisedhealthhazard.Airlinersmayhavetoavoidtheseinfuture

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Quitting smoking in your 60s can still boost life expectancy

plainpicture/BYByNewScientiststaffandPressAssociationSmokerscanextendtheirlivesbyquittingeveniftheywaituntiltheir60stokickthehabit

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Calorie restriction diet extends life of monkeys by years

plainpicture/Lubitz+DornerByClareWilsonPutdownthecake.Goingonapermanentdietcouldmakeyoulivelonger

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Exclusive: Mexico clinic plans 20 'three-parent' babies in 2017

EduardoVerdugo/AP/PAByMichaelLePageManymorethree-parentbabieswillsoonbeontheirway.AclinicinMexicoisplanningtousethetechniquein20pregnanciesinthefirsthalfof2017

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Attack of the household products: Hygiene’s hidden risks

Burger/Phanie/REX/ShutterstockByPennySarchetThere’sincreasingevidencethatthechemicalmixturesweusetocleanourhomescreateindoorpollution.“Mostofourexposuretohazardouspollutantsoccursindoors

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Women's access to birth control and abortion fading under Trump

MandelNgan/AFP/GettyImagesByClareWilsonPresidentTrumpwillbeinauguratedon20January.Wedon’tyetknowwhataTrumppresidencywilllooklike

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Don’t judge drug funding on political grounds

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Inside the wild west world of experimental fertility clinics

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Three Identical Strangers review: a good film about bad science

CAP/MFSImagesuppliedbyCapitalPicturesByRichardWebbItstartsgentlyenough:thekindoftitillating

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How LSD affects the brain and creates its trippy effect

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New HIV infections in gay men have dropped by a third in England

Goodman/LNP/REX/ShutterstockByClareWilsonNewHIVinfectionsingaymenhavefallenbynearlyathirdsince2015acrossEngland

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Generation clean: Why many young adults choose to stay sober

AmmentorpPhotography/AlamyStockPhotoByJonWhiteWHILEbabyboomersmaybeparsingtheevidencetoseeifaneveningglassofwinecouldbegoodforthem

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A wind turbine’s swish may annoy, but it's not hurting anyone

AshleyCooper/GettyOpponentsofwindfarmsarenotknownfortheirmoderation.OneUKConservativeMEPhascomparedthewindindustryinScotlandtothethreatposedbyNaziGermany.AnAustraliansenatorputitsactionsonaparwiththec

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Printed ‘lab on a chip’ costs a penny and catches disease early

ZahraKoochak/StanfordSchoolofMedicineByMattReynoldsYourdiagnostickitisdownloading.A“labonachip”systemcostslessthanapennytomakeandcantestcellsamplesfordiseasessuchastuberculosis

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London road has broken annual legal pollution limits already

VictoriaJones/PAByNewScientiststaffandPressAssociationLegalairpollutionlimitsforthewholeyearhavebeenbrokenjustfivedaysinto2017inLondon

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Concussed athletes more likely to injure their legs months later

MarkLoMoglio/IconSportswireviaGettyImagesByNicoleWetsmanHeadinjuriesaremorethanjustaheadache.Athleteswhogetconcussedaremorelikelytolatertearakneeligamentorspraintheirankle–andstifferhipsandlooserlegsm

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Zapping your guts with electricity can help relieve constipation

PornchaiJaito/EyeEmByAliceKleinConstipationisanuncomfortableandoftenpainfulconditionthataffectsupto15percentofthepopulation.Eatingfibre

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AI rivals dermatologists at spotting early signs of skin cancer

BSIP/UIGviaGettyByMattReynoldsDeeplearningistakingondermatology.Analgorithmtrainedinimagerecognitionhasmatcheddermatologistsinitsabilitytoidentifycertaintypesofskincancerbasedonphotographsofskinlesion

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Is historic Soviet radiation health data too hot to handle?

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Living near a highway may increase dementia risk by 7 per cent

DominicLipinski/GettyByNewScientiststaffandPressAssociationLivingclosetoamotorwayorhighwaymayincreasetheriskofdevelopingdementia

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Gut tissue wired up with nerves created in lab for first time

CasarsaGuru/GettyByAndyCoghlanGuttissuethatisalmostexactlyliketherealthinghasbeengrowninthelabandsuccessfullygraftedintomiceforthefirsttime.Theachievementbringsusclosertogrowingguttissuetransplants

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Are the US and China heading for a gene-editing ‘space race’?

NgHanGuan/AFP/GettyImagesThisweekitemergedthatthefirsthumantestofthecontroversialgene-editingtechniqueCRISPRhadtakenplaceatWestChinaHospitalinChengdu

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