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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.

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Takeaway: surgical strike against bacteria

Drug-resistant bacteria are becoming a major threat Bacteria increase their resistance by sticking together They form so-called biofilms that protect them from antibiotics Biofilms contaminate implant

Drug-resistant bacteria are becoming a major threat Bacteria increase their resistance by sticking together They form so-called biofilms that protect them from antibiotics Biofilms contaminate implant

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Venom the latest superbug killer

The venom of scorpions and spiders could provide valuable molecules in the battle against antibiotic resistant superbugs, according to some experts.

The venom of scorpions and spiders could provide valuable molecules in the battle against antibiotic resistant superbugs, according to some experts.

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DIY autism care

What do you do when you discover your child has autism and that there are near-to-no specialised services available to help your family?

What do you do when you discover your child has autism and that there are near-to-no specialised services available to help your family?

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Dealing with dementia via video games

A new initiative aims to ease the suffering of the estimated 45-million people worldwide living with dementia.

A new initiative aims to ease the suffering of the estimated 45-million people worldwide living with dementia.

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Could polio be eradicated by 2018?

Poliomyelitis – or polio – could be gone by 2018, according to the latest data from the World Health Organisation. Only seven cases have been

Poliomyelitis – or polio – could be gone by 2018, according to the latest data from the World Health Organisation. Only seven cases have been

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The power of plasma - could it help fight diseases?

Most of the matter around us is either solid, liquid, or gas. But there is something often called the fourth state – plasma – that has remarkable

Most of the matter around us is either solid, liquid, or gas. But there is something often called the fourth state – plasma – that has remarkable

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Takeaway: does plasma have super powers?

Materials touched by plasma have their physics changed. Here we show a tissue before plasma treatment, the liquid is quickly absorbed. Then the

Materials touched by plasma have their physics changed. Here we show a tissue before plasma treatment, the liquid is quickly absorbed. Then the

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Dummy mummy makes childbirth safer

A doll that gives birth could revolutionise the way maternity doctors and nurses are trained. The birthing simulator is a life-size dummy which

A doll that gives birth could revolutionise the way maternity doctors and nurses are trained. The birthing simulator is a life-size dummy which

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Takeaway: my robot, my friend

Little Casper has been designed to make sick children smile. He sees and talks; he walks and plays -avoiding obstacles. He is currently under test

Little Casper has been designed to make sick children smile. He sees and talks; he walks and plays -avoiding obstacles. He is currently under test

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Takeaway: growing bones

Can these animals help victims of accidents and bone cancer patients? Scientists use pig intestine to grow human bones in the lab First, they

Can these animals help victims of accidents and bone cancer patients? Scientists use pig intestine to grow human bones in the lab First, they

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A virtual reality game to help stroke patients

At a sophisticated lab in Barcelona, researchers are convinced that computer models based on virtual reality can help people who have suffered

At a sophisticated lab in Barcelona, researchers are convinced that computer models based on virtual reality can help people who have suffered

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Takeaway: train your brain!

Right after giving birth to her second child… …Gloria was fighting for her life. A sudden stroke paralysed her. Her speech almost disapeared

Right after giving birth to her second child… …Gloria was fighting for her life. A sudden stroke paralysed her. Her speech almost disapeared

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The dangerous and illegal trade in counterfeit medicines

Look in your medicine cabinet, reflect on the those pills you may have taken for a recent flu. How do you know they are not fake? Counterfeit

Look in your medicine cabinet, reflect on the those pills you may have taken for a recent flu. How do you know they are not fake? Counterfeit