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If this picture makes you feel cold you may be a victim of 'temperature contagion'

Feeling cold can be catching, the University of Sussex has found, in a new phenomenon dubbed 'temperature contagion.'<p>Watching another person shiver can cause our own temperature to drop, scientists have found.<p>Volunteers who watched videos of actors plunging their hands into ice-cold water …

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Broken bones and torn cartilage could be regrown in simple operation

The new discovery offers hope of a new treatment for skeletal disorders such as bone fractures, brittle bones, osteosarcoma or damaged cartilage<p>Broken bones and torn cartilage could be fixed in a simple operation which injects skeleton stem cells into damaged areas, scientists believe.<p>Researchers …

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds

Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was dramatically …

Could switching off single gene extend life by 12 years?

Blocking a gene in mice helped the animals live for 15 per cent longer without suffering any ill effects<p>Switching off a single gene could extend life by 12 years and make elderly people fitter, scientists have suggested.<p>The gene called Myc is important in cell division, growth and death and when it …

Statins save fewer lives than exercising and eating sensibly, say scientists

Academics at the University of Liverpool said figures showed that more effort should be put into population-wide schemes to improve overall health<p>Statins save fewer lives than simple lifestyle changes like exercising and eating sensibly, scientists have found.<p>Researchers discovered that the wonder …

'Death test' could predict chance of dying within 30 days

Health experts say a new test will prevent futile and expensive medical treatments which prolong suffering<p>A test to determine if elderly patients will die within 30 days of being admitted to hospital has been developed by doctors to give them the chance to go home or say goodbye to loved …

Bacteria build 'coat' for medical implants - Futurity

Scientists have put bacteria to work creating biocompatible covers for medical implants like pacemakers.