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Australian students recreate Martin Shkreli price-hike drug

The man who became a global figure of greed after hiking the price of a life-saving drug by 5000 percent in the US, may have just met his match.

The man who became a global figure of greed after hiking the price of a life-saving drug by 5000 percent in the US, may have just met his match.

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Fresh hope of a "functional cure" for HIV

The surprising results have come from a US study in monkeys involving an antibody used to treat Crohn's disease.

The surprising results have come from a US study in monkeys involving an antibody used to treat Crohn's disease.

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Fighting dementia with gaming

A mobile game that challenges a gamer’s spatial navigation has generated the largest-ever dementia study.

A mobile game that challenges a gamer’s spatial navigation has generated the largest-ever dementia study.

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Life & Death: what the stats say about you

Advances in medicine and better awareness about lifestyle choices mean Europeans are living longer than ever.

Advances in medicine and better awareness about lifestyle choices mean Europeans are living longer than ever.

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Brain implant allows paralysed monkey to walk

It’s being hailed as a major medical breakthrough: partially-paralysed monkeys have learned to walk again thanks to a brain implant that uses wireless signals to bypass broken nerves in the spinal cor

It’s being hailed as a major medical breakthrough: partially-paralysed monkeys have learned to walk again thanks to a brain implant that uses wireless signals to bypass broken nerves in the spinal cor

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Piecing together the gender jigsaw of autism

Scientists in the US are seeking to enroll hundreds of families with autistic sons but unaffected daughters in a study looking for genetic clues and protective…

Scientists in the US are seeking to enroll hundreds of families with autistic sons but unaffected daughters in a study looking for genetic clues and protective…

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Avatars help schizophrenia patients silence tormenting voices

People with schizophrenia are volunteering for a European research project to help the control and perhaps even silence the tormenting voices in their heads by confronting a computer avatar of…

People with schizophrenia are volunteering for a European research project to help the control and perhaps even silence the tormenting voices in their heads by confronting a computer avatar of…

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New ray of hope for premature babies

A Milan hospital is testing new optical technology to monitor the flow of oxygen in the brain of premature babies.

A Milan hospital is testing new optical technology to monitor the flow of oxygen in the brain of premature babies.

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Takeaway: new hope for premature babies

First days in life can be hard Premature babies are under close monitoring but doctors lack tools to measure oxygenation and blood flow in the brain An innovative optical instrument is being tested to

First days in life can be hard Premature babies are under close monitoring but doctors lack tools to measure oxygenation and blood flow in the brain An innovative optical instrument is being tested to

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Replacing animal testing with cultured human cells

Animal testing raises sometimes violently passionate debate and opposition, but for medical research surely it is sadly unavoidable? Perhaps not for much longer if European scientists' research bears

Animal testing raises sometimes violently passionate debate and opposition, but for medical research surely it is sadly unavoidable? Perhaps not for much longer if European scientists' research bears

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Spider venom could save lives

A team of Irish researchers is conducting an unusual kind of experiment – they are examining the venom of some of the hundreds of species of spiders found in Ireland in the hope it may have medicinal…

A team of Irish researchers is conducting an unusual kind of experiment – they are examining the venom of some of the hundreds of species of spiders found in Ireland in the hope it may have medicinal…

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How did baker's yeast lead to the Nobel Prize for Medicine?

Japanese researcher Yoshinori Ohsumi has won the Nobel Prize for physiology and Medicine for discovering the process of autophagy. But what is it and why is it important for all of us?

Japanese researcher Yoshinori Ohsumi has won the Nobel Prize for physiology and Medicine for discovering the process of autophagy. But what is it and why is it important for all of us?

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Yoshinori Ohsumi wins Nobel prize in medicine

The 2016 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology has been awarded to Japan’s Yoshinori Ohsumi for research in the field of Autophagy.

The 2016 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology has been awarded to Japan’s Yoshinori Ohsumi for research in the field of Autophagy.

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3D printed cast could replace plaster

If you’ve ever had to wear a cast, you will be familiar with the discomfort of not being able to scratch that itch on your leg or arm.

If you’ve ever had to wear a cast, you will be familiar with the discomfort of not being able to scratch that itch on your leg or arm.

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First face transplant patient dies

Isabelle Dinoire, the world’s first recipient of a face transplant died on 22 April after a ‘long illness’.

Isabelle Dinoire, the world’s first recipient of a face transplant died on 22 April after a ‘long illness’.

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The Magic of Mushrooms

Fungi specialists discover incredible and groundbreaking innovations across several domains

Fungi specialists discover incredible and groundbreaking innovations across several domains

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No mercy for marijuana

The US Drug Enforcement Administration has denied requests to loosen the classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use.

The US Drug Enforcement Administration has denied requests to loosen the classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use.

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Girl to be fitted with 3D printed ear in Australia

Two-year old Maia was born with only one ear due to a congenital deformity called microtia, and currently wears a headband that transmits sound to

Two-year old Maia was born with only one ear due to a congenital deformity called microtia, and currently wears a headband that transmits sound to

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Skincare science under the sea

Marine biodiversity is rich in sources for medicine and cosmetic science, as Spanish researchers are discovering on the Mediterranean coast.

Marine biodiversity is rich in sources for medicine and cosmetic science, as Spanish researchers are discovering on the Mediterranean coast.

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Takeaway: the secret of youth

Underwater species can help us stay young Scientists are looking for new bioactive molecules in marine invertebrates Bioactive molecules can prevent ageing and age-related diseases Selected invertebra

Underwater species can help us stay young Scientists are looking for new bioactive molecules in marine invertebrates Bioactive molecules can prevent ageing and age-related diseases Selected invertebra

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Living by the light in a glasshouse

What would it be like to live in a glass house where you and your body are aware of every minute of daylight?

What would it be like to live in a glass house where you and your body are aware of every minute of daylight?

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Video links cut Parkinson's waiting times in Sweden

Doctors fighting Parkinson's Disease in Sweden have discovered it's good to talk as improved digital communications slash waiting times for treatment from six months to just one week.

Doctors fighting Parkinson's Disease in Sweden have discovered it's good to talk as improved digital communications slash waiting times for treatment from six months to just one week.