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Rural upbringing protects against asthma and allergies

Children born in in the countryside often have fewer allergies and asthma than kids born in cities, shows new research.

Genetic profiling of cancer tumours opens up new treatment options

Tailoring cancer treatment to a genetic profiling of the tumour shows promise in early trials.

Proteins allow archaeologists to look further back in time

Scientists have analysed 3.8-million-year-old proteins using a new method to see much further back in time than is currently possible with DNA.

Marine bacteria are the climate’s wild card

How much carbon dioxide will the ocean be able to absorb in the future? A new study of marine bacteria brings us closer to the answer.

‘Penis worm’ is the ancestor of almost all living animals

Newly discovered fossils show that the now almost extinct ‘penis worm’ is the answer to understanding the origin of almost 90 per cent of animal life today.

Ancient crops are the future for our dinner plate

VIDEO: New research project aims to revolutionise the way we eat.

New technology can improve immunotherapy

A new technology could take us a step closer to more successful cancer treatment by immunotherapy, shows new study.

New cure for rare childhood diseases enters final phase of trials

If trials prove successful, a cure for previously untreatable rare childhood diseases will follow.

This super camera will search for signs of life on Mars

VIDEO: In 2020 a new probe will be sent to Mars. Aboard will be a new camera with x-rays and a super lens to search for previous life on the red planet.

Humans spread around the world in a single wave of migration

The largest genetic study to date concludes that all humans alive today are descendants from a single wave of migration.