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Microplastics discovered in human blood - should we be worried?
The miniscule particles have been found in 22 healthy blood donors.
Medical marijuana can quickly cause addiction, new study warns
A US study found that turning to medical cannabis failed to improve patients’ symptoms of anxiety and depression while doubling their risk of addictive disorders.
Could this trial be bringing male contraceptive pills one step closer?
A daily pill shows it can make mice temporarily sterile, and researchers hope to start human trials later this year.
Infertility cure? Meet the scientist using 3D printing to create sperm
Scientists have 3D printed human testicular cells in the hope of helping men with fertility issues finally produce sperm.
Will Switzerland become the first country to ban animal testing?
For the fourth time, animal welfare activists are trying to get the ban approved, but the government and researchers say it “goes too far.”
Catching a cold can help fight off COVID, new study finds
Researchers found that the body's immune response to some common colds helped fight off COVID-19 infection, but warned that it was not a reliable form of protection on its own.
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes convicted of fraud and conspiracy
Holmes was convicted on two counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit fraud after seven days of deliberation.
Here’s how scientists and engineers fought COVID in 2021
Vaccines weren’t the silver bullet ending the pandemic we all hoped they would be. The search continued in 2021 for new technological ways to combat COVID.
COVID can damage sperm and make it harder to get pregnant
Researchers in Belgium found some patients who recovered from COVID suffered a drop in sperm count and mobility.
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The couple behind BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine win a Princess of Asturias Award
You may not know their names, but you definitely know the fruits of their labour. Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci, the scientists behind BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine join the group of researchers to receive a Princess of Asturias Award for their contribution to the virus' vaccines.
Duo win Nobel Prize for discovery of temperature and touch receptors
David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian were announced as winners of the prestigious award on Monday.
How protecting water can avert future global health crises
Every way we interact with the planet stems from how we use water.
Why is this lab 3D printing a deadly cancerous tumour?
Researchers in Tel Aviv are using MRIs, CT scans and cells from patients suffering from Glioblastoma to 3D print tumours to find new treatments.
New COVID test can detect virus in as little as 3 minutes
Researchers in the UK say their new test is "sensitive and speedy" and could be used at airports, shops and restaurants.
Study raises hopes of new hormone treatment for Alzheimer’s
A new study has found that a synthetic hormone can regulate a gene linked to neurodegenerative diseases.
AstraZeneca and Pfizer COVID vaccines have 'similar' blood clot risk
Researchers in Barcelona found both jabs carried a similarly low risk of blood clots, while people infected with COVID-19 were much more likely to develop them.
Do new options mean men will have responsibility for birth control?
From a rubbing gel for shoulders to taking a pill or getting a reversible vasectomy: what’s in the works for male contraceptives beyond condoms?
Labelling times for life-saving MRI scans cut from years to 30 minutes
A groundbreaking deep learning study can label 100,000 MRI scans for cancer and neuro patients in minutes rather than years.
French minister calls for new EU vaccine funding agency after COVID
France’s industry minister said Europe could learn from a similar US agency which has funded private research into vaccines.
Google's new AI skincare tool lacks diversity, experts claim
Google’s new tool can spot 288 different skin conditions. But some experts fear it's based on data that lacks darker skin types.
The glow of fireflies is helping scientists find treatments for cancer
Researchers are reproducing the same chemical reaction that causes fireflies to light up in patients in a bid to help fight off disease.
Is the world’s smallest wireless chip the future of healthcare?
Devices like pacemakers have kept millions alive. But injectable wireless chips the size of a grain of salt could eventually replace these lifesaving devices.
UK COVID variant not more dangerous than original, say studies
Two teams of researchers in the UK found the new strain discovered in September 2020 has higher transmission rates but does not lead to more severe symptoms than the original.
The ocean, a source of treatment for some of the world's worst diseases
The ocean could hold the cure to the worst threats to public health. Researchers and experts are using some of the most unknown marine bioresources to make compounds to improve our health and they're doing so without damaging the sea.
The ocean's microalgae and cyanobacteria: potential cures for disease
Some cyanobacteria and microalgae have existed in the oceans for more than 3.5 billion years and they may hold the key to defeating some of humanity's deadliest diseases.
European software helps fight the pandemic by speeding up drug production
A European software is enabling researchers to speed up drug production by interpreting chemical compounds and molecules on a range of laboratory machines. Pharmaceutical companies working on COVID-19 vaccines use it every day.