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Jeremy Corbyn invites J K Rowling to meet him after Harry Potter writer criticises his leadership

Jeremy Corbyn has invited Harry Potter author J K Rowling to meet him after she criticised his leadership of the Labour party.<p>Rowling had taken to Twitter to express her frustration at the prospect of Mr Corbyn being re-elected as leader, adding that "this isn't bloody funny".<p>She has also tweeted …

NHS to have one website for appointments, prescriptions and advice

A one-stop NHS website where patients book appointments, order prescriptions and access medical advice is being developed, health officials have announced.<p>Abandoned NHS IT system has cost £10bn so far<p>Read more<p>For minor ailments patients will be able to check their symptoms online and read up on all …

Physiology

Researchers Confirm THIS Link Between Alzheimer's Disease and Coconut Oil!

Shares 5K<p><i>Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Was A Cure?</i><p>That’s the title of a book by Dr. Mary Newport. In that book, she shares her belief that …

Gene therapy reverses sight loss and is long-lasting

<b>A genetic therapy has improved the vision of patients who would otherwise have gone blind.</b><p>A clinical study by British scientists has shown that the improvement is long-lasting and so the therapy is suitable to be offered as a treatment.<p>The researchers will apply for approval to begin trials to …

Why Microsoft Just Bought 10 Million Strands of DNA

Microsoft(msft). just bought 10 million strands of DNA from a San Francisco company called Twist Bioscience. Why? Data storage.<p>When you think about …

A New Study Confirms Anti-Vaxxers Are Fueling The Rise Of Measles And Whooping Cough

"These unvaccinated individuals are like the tinder that starts a roaring fire."

Patient accuses Yale doctors of cover-up, removing wrong body part

<b>(CNN) —</b> A patient has filed a lawsuit against Yale New Haven Hospital for allegedly removing part of the wrong rib during surgery and then trying to cover up the mistake.<p>Deborah Craven, 60, had surgery last year to remove part of her eighth rib because of a precancerous lesion -- but instead, …

Possible MH370 debris found in South Africa

<b>(CNN) —</b> A piece of what appears to be a Rolls Royce engine cowling has been found on a beach in South Africa, according to officials.<p>The Malaysian authorities say a team will be sent to retrieve the item, which it will examine to determine if it is part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which …

Airplanes

Ancient viruses lurking in our DNA: scientists

<b>Washington:</b> Our DNA is actually less human than previously thought, according to a new study that found 19 new pieces of non-human DNA left by …

New technology could overhaul prostate cancer treatment

Australian researchers have developed new affordable technology that could slash the treatment time for thousands of men with prostate …

Scientists Have Removed HIV From Human Immune Cells Using a New Gene-Editing Technique

They've managed to shut down HIV replication permanently.<p>Using the much-touted CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing method, scientists have demonstrated how they …

New treatment fully restores memory function of Alzheimer Patients

Now there is ultrasound technology for removing neurotoxic amyloid plaques from the brain, thanks to the Australian researchers. These are structures …

The suicide bug - Australian breakthrough on drug resistant bacteria

In an experiment using legionella bacteria, imaging technology and an experimental cancer drug being developed by the Walter and Eliza Hall …

New 'Breakthrough' Breast Cancer Drug Prevents Aggressive Cells From Spreading Without Harming Healthy Cells

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)–</b> Scientists have discovered a possible breakthrough in breast cancer, saying they’ve engineered an unusual drug that can stop …

Alzheimer’s breakthrough? Scientists use ultrasound to restore memory in mice

Scientists in Australia have found that ultrasound can successfully treat mice by producing improved memories without suffering any damage to brain …

Year in review: Breakthrough gene editor sparks ethics debate

A revolutionary gene-editing technology made headlines this year as much for the ethical and societal issues it raised as for the scientific …

Our First Major Breakthrough in Understanding How Zika Virus Attacks the Brain

Scientists strongly suspect a link between Zika and microcephaly, a disorder that causes abnormally small heads in newborns, but they’re not entirely …

Neuroscience

Study finds new range of serious fetal abnormalities linked to Zika virus

Foetuses in 29% of pregnant women with Zika virus infection were found to have a range of severe abnormalities, according to preliminary results from …

Breakthrough in cancer research could spawn new treatments

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new breakthrough in cancer research could lead to a novel form of cancer treatment -- one that is highly specialized for each patient.<p>Researchers discovered that even though cancer cells mutate wildly within a person's body, the cancer cells within each patient also have common mutations …