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CRISPR breakthrough ignites hope of using pigs as organ donors

Scientists have effectively switched off virus genes in pig DNA, bringing us one step closer to using pigs as organ donors for humans.

Old vaccines can protect against a range of other diseases

New research shows that the vaccinations for smallpox and tuberculosis can protect against a range of other diseases.

ADHD increases the likelihood of becoming a teen parent

“We must be better at advising young people with ADHD on sexuality and birth control,” says professor in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Running can slow the growth of breast cancer cells

Changes that occur in the blood every time you exercise reduce the growth of breast cancer in cell cultures and in mice.

Gut bacteria in pre-school children are developing resistance to antibiotics

Scientists have studied gut bacteria in children and discovered that at least 21 per cent of the bacteria are resistant to one or more types of antibiotics.

Gut bacteria could one day combat obesity

New research shows that the right combination of gut bacteria plays a role in whether people are fat or thin.

Some schizophrenia patients can cope without medication

New study challenges our understanding of schizophrenia as a chronic disease that requires lifelong treatment.

Breakthrough in fight against debilitating childhood disease

Scientists have discovered a defect in a protein in the brain that results in the debilitating disease dystonia. The disease causes loss of control of movements and violent seizures.

Candle particles might be just as harmful as diesel fumes

Particles from candles look to be just as harmful to mice as diesel particles. Studies of the effect on people is needed, say scientists.

Choice of bread is a class issue

What kind of bread do you eat? This could depend on your educational level and what you were served at home as a child.