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Malaria hope: Bacteria that make mosquitoes resistant

<b>Researchers have found a strain of bacteria that can infect mosquitoes and make them resistant to the malaria parasite.</b><p>The study, in the journal Science, showed the parasite struggled to survive in infected mosquitoes.<p>Malaria is spread between people by the insects so it is hoped that giving …

Public Health

Scientists raise hope of vaccine against spider bites

<b>A jab that protects against poisonous spider venom may become a reality one day, early research suggests.</b><p>Brazilian scientists created a synthetic protein that protected rabbits from the effects of spider poison in experiments.<p>A new generation of anti-venom vaccines could save thousands of lives a …

Insects

Why Life Goes Faster as You Grow Older

Do you have the sense that life is speeding up the older you get? If so, you're not alone.<p>Can there be a reason for this perception? I've discovered three scientific theories that shine a little light on this mysterious experience.<p>1. The first is a phenomenon called "telescopy." Telescopy is simply …

Alzheimer's Disease

WHO says new coronavirus may be passed person to person

<b>The World Health Organization says it appears likely that the novel coronavirus (NCoV) can be passed between people in close contact.</b><p>This comes after the French health ministry confirmed a second man had contracted the virus in a possible case of human-to-human transmission.<p>Two more people in Saudi …

Disease

A conversation about digital literacy in medical education - Scope

A strong advocate for including digital literacy in medical education, self-described "geek medical futurist" Bertalan Meskó, MD, PhD, believes that …

Wrist sensor may be better measure of blood pressure

<b>A new device could improve how blood pressure is measured, according to NHS researchers.</b><p>A team at University College London showed a sensor worn on the wrist could measure the pressure of blood leaving the heart throughout the day.<p>Normally blood pressure is measured in the arteries in the arm, but …

Diabetes

Killing Gene Patents Could Revitalize Biotech

The U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous ruling that naturally occurring genes can't be patented looks, on the surface, like terrible news for biotech …

Once-a-day pill prevents HIV in drug users

A once-a-day pill can protect people who inject drugs such as heroin from the AIDS virus, lowering their risk by nearly 50 percent, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>The findings show that even people at the highest risk of being infected with the virus can protect themselves – and thus protect …

Public Health

Super Sugar Keeps Naked Mole Rats Cancer-Free

Although they are quite ugly and confined to a life underground, naked mole rats have at least one attribute that other animals, even humans, might …

To Make Hearing Aids Affordable, Firm Turns On Bluetooth

As many as 300 million people around the world need hearing aids. The vast majority of the 7 million people who get them annually are in the U.S. and Europe.<p>One big reason is cost. On average, a set of hearing aids rings up a tab of about $4,000. Most insurance policies don't cover them.<p>A company …

Is good grammar still important? http://gu.com/p/3fmnf/tw The inaugural Bad Grammar award has gone to a group of academics for an open letter in which they criticised education secretary Michael Gove. Are we too hung up on the correct use of language? Photograph: John Stillwell/PA

20 ways to keep your internet identity safe from hackers http://gu.com/p/3fkkn/tw Do you use the same password for all websites? Do you overshare on Facebook? If so, you're a target for cybercriminals – whose computer scams are costing Britain £27bn a year. We asked experts for their top tips to beat the fraudsters: http://gu.com/p/3fkkn/tw