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Self-healing plastic mimics blood clotting

<b>A new plastic that "heals itself" has been designed, meaning your cracked phone screen or broken tennis racquet could mend its own wounds.</b><p>The polymer automatically patches holes 3cm wide, 100 times bigger than before.<p>Inspired by the human blood clotting system, it contains a network of capillaries …

5 studies you may have missed

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation – so if a study finds a link between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.<p><b>Missing this gene? Carbs may be your</b> …

New Laser Chemotherapy Could Minimize Harmful Side Effects

Researchers have found a way to trigger cancer drugs inside a tumor to potentially minimize the damage of healthy tissue and alleviate the hair loss, …

Early treatment 'cures' second US HIV-positive baby

<b>US researchers have revealed another baby carrying the HIV virus, which leads to Aids, may have been cured through early treatment.</b><p>Antiretroviral drugs were reportedly administered to the baby in California just four hours after birth.<p>The unidentified nine-month-old child is now said to be HIV …

Cellular 'shipping' wins Nobel Prize

<b>Three scientists have won the Nobel Prize for medicine or physiology after discovering how cells precisely transport material.</b><p>James Rothman and Randy Schekman, both from the US, and Thomas Sudhof, from Germany, shared the prize.<p>They found the way "vesicles" act like a fleet of ships transporting …

These Magnetic Nanobots Could Carry Drugs Into Your Brain

The robots are coming from INSIDE the blood!<p>These tiny cages, each 100 microns long and 40 microns wide, may not look like much, but they are the new semi-trucks of targeted medicine delivery. Developed by a team of Chinese researchers, in conjunction with Swiss and South Korean institutes, the …

Laser-guided surgery finds brain cancer's boundary

<b>Laser-guided surgery could improve the odds of removing all of a brain tumour by clearly highlighting its edges, US researchers say.</b><p>Surgeons are cautious with brain tumours as removing the surrounding tissue could lead to disability.<p>A technique, reported in Science Translational Medicine, used a …

'Brain window' implant devised

<b>A "window to the brain" implant which would allow doctors to see through the skull and possibly treat patients has been devised by US researchers.</b><p>It uses a see-through version of the same material used for hip implants.<p>The team at University of California, Riverside, say it could allow lasers to be …

Sleep 'boosts brain cell numbers'

<b>Scientists believe they have discovered a new reason why we need to sleep - it replenishes a type of brain cell.</b><p>Sleep ramps up the production of cells that go on to make an insulating material known as myelin which protects our brain's circuitry.<p>The findings, so far in mice, could lead to insights …

Cocaine 'rapidly changes the brain'

<b>Taking cocaine can change the structure of the brain within hours in what could be the first steps of drug addiction, according to US researchers.</b><p>Animal tests, reported in the journal Nature Neuroscience, showed new structures linked to learning and memory began to grow soon after the drug was …

The 20 online talks that could change your life

<b>How Economic Inequality Harms Societies</b><p><b>Who's talking?</b> Professor Richard Wilkinson, an epidemiologist.<p><b>What is he on about?</b> The effects of inequality on societies all over the world. This will be familiar territory to anyone who has read The Spirit Level, but for those who haven't it will be …

Whoa! Scientists Grow A Brain In A Dish

It may not be same shape as a 9-week-old embryonic human brain, but it's got a lot of the same functional organization.<p>Researchers from the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Vienna, Austria, have grown a three-dimensional, self-organizing model of a developing human brain in the lab using …