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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.

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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.

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28th January 2019

Axolotl genome could lead to human body regeneration

The complete axolotl genome has been sequenced by the University of Kentucky.

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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.

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18th January 2019

New study shows smoking accelerates aging

Researchers have used AI to show that smoking accelerates aging.

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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.

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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.

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9th December 2018

The 100,000 Genomes Project is completed

This week, the pioneering 100,000 Genomes Project officially reached its goal.

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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.

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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.

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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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