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Scientist: lose weight effectively with a simple math-based diet

Can simple mathematics provide an effective and easy diet? Yes, says the scientist behind a new method, which will soon be available as an app.

Many men needlessly tested for prostate cancer

Doctors often retest men for prostate cancer, even though the first test showed no signs of cancer. This is pointless and debases male patients, say scientists.

Help scientists map the bacterial jungle in your shower

Shower-heads are a haven of bacterial life and now scientists want us to help them map the slime that pours over us every time we wash.

Scientists map bacterial transport proteins

Scientists have discovered a new method to fight against resistant bacteria by blocking their access to vital nutrients.

How basic research helps fine-tune cancer treatments

Scientists have discovered a surprising mechanism that controls cell-repairing proteins. The new research could substantially improve cancer treatments in the future.

Scientists: we will never find a cure for cancer

Don’t count on a cure for cancer any time soon, say scientists. Instead we will find a way to live with it.

Mathematicians can now predict your social networks

A team of mathematicians have developed a formula to predict how people meet. The results could help scientists understand how diseases are transmitted.

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.

Scientist will decode neuron messages to treat pain

A new Ph.D. project will try to decode the scrambled messages from damaged nerve cells and develop new treatments to combat neuropathic pain.

Scientist: Hypotheses on antioxidants are complete nonsense

Eating antioxidants in fruits and vegetables does not help combat free radicals in the body or fight disease, but they do help stimulate the body's defences.