Fear is a killer: Nuclear expert reveals radiation’s real danger

Experience in Nagasaki, Chernobyl and Fukushima has taught Shunichi Yamashita that anxiety and disruption can hurt people far worse than radiation itself …read more Source:: New Scientist

By |May 15th, 2017|Healthcare|0 Comments

Test combo could distinguish Alzheimer’s earlier than ever

A variety of tests can predict at an early stage who might develop Alzheimer’s and who might develop dementia with Lewy bodies – which could improve intervention …read more Source:: New Scientist

By |May 12th, 2017|Healthcare|0 Comments

Mussel gloop can be used to make wounds knit without any scars

Secretions from mussels together with a synthesised skin protein create the ultimate glue – one that seamlessly meshes together skin wounds in rats …read more Source:: New Scientist

By |May 12th, 2017|Healthcare|0 Comments

Odds on: 10 science breakthroughs you can bet on

Human clones, a colony on Mars, alien contact… what world-changing breakthroughs will come in the next decade? We asked the experts – with some surprising results …read more Source:: New Scientist

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First timeline of a cancer tracks tumours from origin to spread

One man’s bowel cancer has been tracked from the very start to the very end, revealing some of the surprising ways in which the disease spreads through the body …read more Source:: New Scientist

By |May 11th, 2017|Healthcare|0 Comments

A small class-action lawsuit could stop the US opioid epidemic

A lawsuit settlement in Canada against Purdue, the pharmaceutical giant behind Oxycontin, offers a legal strategy for felling a giant with a thousand cuts …read more Source:: New Scientist

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Minnesota measles outbreak follows anti-vaccination campaign

Anti-vaccination activists have been targeting Minnesota’s Somali-American community, among whom the MMR vaccination rate has halved in a decade …read more Source:: New Scientist

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Synthetic bone implant can make blood cells in its marrow

An engineered bone that has its own marrow can encourage donor stem cells to produce blood, a feat that could help people with anaemia and rare immune diseases …read more Source:: New Scientist

By |May 8th, 2017|Healthcare|0 Comments

A little cannabis every day might keep brain ageing at bay

A mouse study suggests marijuana may have the opposite effect on older people than it has on the young, boosting learning and memory instead of impairing it …read more Source:: New Scientist

By |May 8th, 2017|Healthcare|0 Comments

Cutting through the smog: What to do to fight air pollution

Tackling our air problems starts with traffic control, but individual action to reduce energy use and intensive farming would also help clean our air …read more Source:: New Scientist

By |May 8th, 2017|Healthcare|0 Comments