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  • Pregnant woman

    The new method could offer a safer test for genetic diseases.

  • Image of red blood cells
  • Image of Gulf of Mexico oil leak
  • Tear on nose

    Tears contain substances that influence behavior via smell.



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  • GM fowl to fight bird flu

    January 14, 2011

    Genetically modified chickens could slow the spread of bird flu.


  • New baby blood test

    January 12, 2011

    A new blood test could allow safer diagnosis of genetic diseases in unborn babies.


  • Flexibility key to better drugs

    January 11, 2011

    Flexible particles modelled on red blood cells may be key to longer lasting, better-targeted drugs.

    Image of red blood cells

  • Climate clues from oil-leak methane

    January 10, 2011

    Methane released by the Gulf of Mexico oil leak was gobbled up by marine bacteria.

    Image of Gulf of Mexico oil leak

  • Tears kill the mood

    January 7, 2011

    Women’s tears lower sexual activity in men.

  • Stem cells could help beat baldness

    January 5, 2011

    What makes men go bald? Scientists have uncovered new clues by looking at stem cells…


  • Meet the Denisovans

    December 23, 2010

    A new human species has been discovered in a Siberian cave.


  • Spotting Alzheimer’s early

    December 22, 2010

    A new test could help spot Alzheimer’s disease.


  • Reading the dyslexic brain

    December 21, 2010

    Scientists have found a link between the brain activity and reading ability of children with dyslexia.

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  • The woman who feels no fear

    December 17, 2010

    Scientists have worked out why a fearless woman doesn’t get scared.