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Scientists are developing new Ebola test that will be as simple as a pregnancy test

New test will eliminate risk of infection and can be performed on the spot.

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.

Unwanted hitchhikers find a home in Norway

It used to be that bedbugs were something Norwegians worried about in hotels in New York, London or San Francisco. Not any more.

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.

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.

Scientists catalogue all human proteins

New protein catalogue will be key instrument in the development of new types of medicine.

Are we growing overweight from baker’s yeast?

The type of yeast that is used to leaven bread is also used to fatten animals. A new study points toward a possible link between human obesity and yeast.

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.

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are everywhere

Nasty superbugs – bacteria resistant to nearly every antibiotic – are not just found in chicken fillets. They can be anywhere, from your kitchen counter to the local creek. There’s no way to know if you're carrying them around inside you, either. Not until you're in trouble.

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.

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