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Air pollution and noise could be causing diabetes in pregnant women

New research project investigates if women living in noisy and polluted areas face a greater risk of developing pregnancy-related diabetes.

Bullying linked to ninefold increase of risk of developing depression

If you feel that you are being bullied at work you have every good reason to be alarmed.

Ecosystem clash imminent as Arctic warming continues

Species from the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans will soon start to mix and this could have serious consequences.

How skeletons reveal gruesome secrets about our ancestors

A new study provides a unique insight into what life was like in the Middle Ages.

New research project sets its sights on cure for heart failure

Modern medicine can only slow down development of heart failure, but not prevent it. New project aims to change that.

DNA sequencing reveals how tuberculosis epidemic spread

Scientists describe how a deadly tuberculosis strain came to ravage the entire world.

How our last weapon against MRSA could easily fail

Treatment with one type of antibiotic can severely decrease effectiveness of other antibiotics.

Our bodies are riddled with useless genes

New study finds abundance of "junk" genes in the human genome.

Scientists are mapping the entire Danish genome

A world first, scientists have mapped 30 individual genomes completely from scratch.

Schizophrenia and severe depression share biological process defect

Some of the most severe mental illnesses share the same defective coding of biological processes down to the cellular level.