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Will we ever be able to grow organs in a Petri dish?

Stem cells can already be employed to replicate any cell in the body and may one day be used to grow entire organs or cure diseases such as Parkinson’s and diabetes. But there are still a number of unanswered questions before the stem cell revolution really takes off.

New project will identify the risk factors for Schizophrenia

A large research project will study genetic data and vitamin D levels from 80,000 newborns to narrow down the causes of a number of mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and depression.

Insomnia linked to an increased risk of developing asthma

People who have trouble sleeping are up to three times more likely to develop asthma than those who get a proper night's sleep.

Gut bacteria will revolutionise medicine

Gut bacteria are a source of many potential treatments. But what do we know about gut bacteria and their medical possibilities?

Scientists map how the brain fights viruses

New research has identified how the brain fights viral infections. The results may have implications for the fight against everything from multiple sclerosis to Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, and depression.

Birth control app invented by physicists gets EU approval

A mobile app is now officially certified as a contraceptive by a European regulatory body. Studies show it is as effective as the contraceptive pill.

Computer games can make ADHD kids better planners

Can computer game training really help ease children’s ADHD symptoms? Or are they just a waste of time and money?

How psychiatry was revolutionised by a treatment discovered in a shed

In 1949, an Australian doctor discovered that lithium was an effective treatment against bipolar disease. But it almost went forgotten.

Higher mortality among mothers of children with birth defects

Mothers of children with severe birth defects are more likely to die in the years following the birth. The cause could be additional stress, say scientists.

This year’s flu vaccine packs a rather light punch

The vaccine reduces the risk of catching influenza by just 28 percent amongst persons over 65, according to Swedish figures.