Biology & Medicine
13th February 2019
Top scientists form academy to boost longevity research
A new nonprofit, the Academy for Health and Lifespan Research (AHLR), has been founded by a group of 16 experts on aging and longevity.
30th January 2019
Brain signals converted directly into speech
In a scientific first, neuroengineers from Columbia University have developed a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognisable speech.
28th January 2019
Axolotl genome could lead to human body regeneration
The complete axolotl genome has been sequenced by the University of Kentucky.
25th January 2019
AI dramatically cuts time to process chest X-rays
A new algorithm could help to clear a backlog of chest radiographs, by cutting the time required for an expert analysis from 11 days to less than three.
18th January 2019
New study shows smoking accelerates aging
Researchers have used AI to show that smoking accelerates aging.
12th January 2019
Bioengineering of rice could boost grain yield by 27%
A new bioengineering approach for boosting photosynthesis in rice plants could increase grain yield by up to 27%, according to a study published in the journal Molecular Plant.
22nd December 2018
World's first lab-grown sirloin steak
An Israeli startup has become the first company to produce a slaughter-free sirloin steak, grown in the laboratory.
9th December 2018
The 100,000 Genomes Project is completed
This week, the pioneering 100,000 Genomes Project officially reached its goal.
3rd December 2018
Future devices for cancer treatment could zap tumours in less than a second
New machines, which could see human clinical trials in the 2020s, will reduce the side effects of radiation therapy by vastly shrinking the length of a typical session.
24th November 2018
Scientists identify genes linked to kidney disease
In a breakthrough described as "hugely important", 35 genes for chronic kidney disease (CKD) – which affects 10% of the global population – have been discovered.
12th November 2018
Nanobots propelled through eye tissue
For the first time, scientists have developed nano-scale vehicles that can move through dense tissue like the vitreous humour of the eye.
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