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Scientists to begin trials for treatment to overcome inherited disease that affects 300,000 newborn babies a year<p>Scientists are finalising plans to use gene therapy to treat one of the world’s most widespread inherited diseases – sickle cell anaemia. The technique could begin trials next year, say …

Prenatal Development

Scientists find scores of harmful chemicals in indoor dust including phthalates linked to developmental problems in babies<p>Household dust harbours a cocktail of toxic chemicals that have been linked to an increased risk of a range of health hazards, from cancer to problems with fertility, …

Pollution

Blood Left at Scene Can Indicate Criminal's Age

DNA found at a crime scene can help forensic investigators identify suspects. The genetic information may lead to a match in an existing criminal …

Telomeres, Aging, and Cancer

All cells have a programmed lifespan by which they are synthesized, multiply, and eventually undergo apoptosis (cell death) when they are no longer …

Capybaras May Become Florida's Next Invasive Species

Nature<p>Capybaras May Become Florida's Next Invasive Species<p>By Sean Breslin<p>August 22 2016 06:00 PM EDT<p>weather.com<p>At a Glance<p>The largest rodents in the …

Zoology

FDA Washes the Dirt from Antibacterial Soaps

It’s official; store shelves will be scrubbed clean of antibacterial hand and body soaps that contain certain ingredients. The U.S. Food and Drug …

Evolution of gut bacteria tracks splits in primate species

Microbes may have played a role in making us, us. A new study shows similar patterns in the evolution of gut bacteria and the primates they live in, …

Humans, birds communicate to collaborate

When asked the right way, a savvy bird species steers African hunter-gatherers to honey. All it takes is a loud trill followed by a grunt that sounds …

Bacteria Lived In Gut Before We Were Human

Bacteria in our gut helps to guide the early development of our intestines and train our immune systems to fight pathogens.<p>Scientists had thought …

Microbiology

What is an invasive species?

<b>These organisms are destroying ecosystems across the globe, costing humans billions of dollars in damages.</b><br>An invasive species is a nonnative organism …

Japanese knotweed tackled with insects in secret south Wales spots

<b>The controlled release of insects which feed on Japanese knotweed is being stepped up at locations across south Wales.</b><p>Thousands of the bugs were released at six undisclosed sites last month with more over the summer with the aim of establishing a permanent population.<p>Scientists hope the insects, …