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New Protein Injection Reverses Alzheimer’s Symptoms in Mice in Just One Week

Human trials are not far off.<p>Researchers have discovered that an injection of a protein called IL-33 can reverse Alzheimer's-like symptoms and …

A sigh's not just a sigh - it's a fundamental life-sustaining reflex

Research reveals that sighing is more than a sign of depression or despair: it’s a reflex that happens several times an hour and helps preserve lung function<p>Californian scientists have identified the source of the sigh. It is not just a response to sadness, depression or despair: it is, also, they …

Cognition

Are humans driving evolution in animals?

<b>Are humans inadvertently driving evolution in other species? Mounting evidence suggests activities such as commercial fishing, angling and hunting, along with the use of pesticides and antibiotics, are leading to dramatic evolutionary changes.</b><p>Sitting down to a roast chicken dinner doesn't seem like …

Biology

Why Are Scientists SO Excited About This New Cancer Drug?

It’s shown impressive results in clinical trials to treat leukemia<p>Every year, more than 14,000 Americans are diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a cancer that starts in the bone marrow and creates a lot of white blood cells that stick around in the body too long. It often doesn’t …

Zika outbreak is now a global emergency, says World Health Organisation

The World Health Organisation has declared that the Zika virus outbreak is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)

Five new laws in 2016 that will change the way we live

New laws that will change the way you live, work and relax will come into force in the new year. Some of these were headline news when they were …

Father arrested for theft after confiscating 12-year-old daughter’s iPhone

Ronald Jackson appeared in court on theft charges after taking away his daughter’s smartphone as a punishment<p>A Texas father arrested for confiscating his 12-year-old daughter’s iPhone 4S has defended his actions after being acquitted.<p>Ronald Jackson was accused of theft for taking his daughter’s …

Top black MP to investigate race bias in justice system

The Labour MP for Tottenham will report to Downing Street on apparent inequality of treatment in the criminal justice process<p>The Labour MP for Tottenham, David Lammy, is to head a new government review into discrimination against black and ethnic minority people (BAME) in the criminal justice …