The Shuffle: new interactive
Understanding where medicines come from – the long process from basic research, through clinical trails, to licensing and prescription – is not always easy for professional researchers, let alone young people.
Key protein in obesity related diseases
It is well known that obesity can lead to health problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and it is thought that this is due to low-grade inflammation.
Balanced diet best for arteries
A team studying the effect of diet on the cardiovascular system in mice have shown that a diet low in carbohydrates could lead to artery damage.
Monkeys with two mums may eradicate mitochondrial disorders
Scientists have produced four infant monkeys using a technique which could stop women with genetic diseases passing them on to their children.
Patching a broken heart
A team of scientists have developed a patch which could help the heart to heal after damage.
I'm Not a Chimp
How similar are we really to chimpanzees?
Leishmania parasites feed immune cells
Researchers using mice have shown how the Leishmania parasite, transmitted by sand flies, establishes infection.
'Magnetic' stem cells target damaged blood vessels
Scientists have harnessed the power of magnetism to guide stem cells towards damaged tissue in rats.
New target for stopping colon cancer
A team of scientists studying mice have found a target that could lead to an effective way to kill colon cancer cells.
Delaying motor neurone disease
By blocking the production of a faulty protein in mice, researchers have delayed the onset of motor neurone disease, improved mobility, and extended life-span.
How infection can lead to psychiatric problems
Scientists using mice have discovered how early exposure to a common type of bacterium can lead to psychiatric disorders.
Nanobees deliver deadly sting
A group of scientists has harnessed the power of bee venom and used it to kill tumour cells in mice.
Schools drama released on DVD
Every Breath, an award-winning drama-based set of teaching resources from Y Touring Theatre Company is now available on DVD, free to schools.
Stopping cancer spreading
Working with 'substitute' breast cancer stem cells and mice, scientists have discovered a chemical which can kill the cells that cause tumours to spread and return, even after seemingly successful treatment.
Glaucoma reversed in rats and humans
Researchers have reversed the symptoms of glaucoma in rats using medicated eye drops.
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