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Bats have the fastest muscles of all mammals

Researchers have found extremely fast muscles in bats. They are the fastest muscles ever found in mammals.

Alcohol reduces the risk of asthma

If you drink a small amount of alcohol every week, you have a lower risk of developing asthma.

Your smartphone can scan your brain

Now you can connect a headset with electrodes to your smartphone, so you can read your brain’s signals while on the move.

Injections cut fat

A new slimming product can help grossly overweight people lose weight through a daily injection. Their weight loss persists after two years and there are very few side-effects, trials show.

Exercise can heal broken bones

Exercise can help broken bones heal faster, a new study finds. This new knowledge may result in new treatment for people with osteoporosis

Your face reveals what you are eating

New research links facial expressions to the taste of what we eat. In the future it will be difficult to conceal what we actually think food tastes like.

Winds extend the life of the Arctic icecap

The wind plays a much more important role in climate change than previously thought, say Danish researchers, who have mapped the summer ice in the Arctic Ocean going back thousands of years

Now we can learn more about chemicals in the body

Now it will be much easier to examine the effects of chemical substances on humans, thanks to a new computer model which compares data from all over the world.

Blood test can unveil Alzheimer's

A Danish biotech firm has developed a new test which can detect, from a bog standard blood sample, whether the person concerned has Alzheimer's disease. The test can even reveal the disease in its early stages.

Snakes' eyes could give us super eyesight

A new study of snakes’ eyes will inspire researchers to develop a new type of contact lens that can repair itself as well as provide users with optimal vision