'doubles IVF success'
A team from Soroka University, Israel,
found 28% of women in the group who were hypnotised became pregnant,
compared with 14% of those who were not...
Experts fear for popular flowers
Some of the most beloved British
summer wildflowers are in fact, the most endangered, according to the
botanical charity Plantlife International...
Somewhere in Germany is a baby
Superman, born in Berlin with bulging arm and leg muscles. Not yet 5, he can
hold seven-pound weights with arms extended, something many adults cannot
Tiny representations of flowers and
trees that are a fraction of the width of a human hair have been created by
scientists in Cambridge, UK...
Shipping home a half-century's worth of garbage
Japanese researchers in Antarctica
are getting serious about cleaning up the half-century's worth of garbage
piled up at their base on the southernmost continents....
Fruit 'helps prevent eye disease'
Eating fruit could protect against
an age-related eye disease which can cause blindness, research suggests.....
Research 'could end animal tests'
A Scottish biotechnology firm is
aiming to develop a new procedure which could reduce the number of drug
tests carried out on animals....
Ireland hails success of
Ireland has hailed its pioneering
smoking ban as a success, after a report showed nearly all workplaces had
complied with the new law ....
Hope for nerve
Scientists may have developed a gene therapy
treatment for the most common form of motor neurone disease (MND)...
Face transplants inch
Doctors in Kentucky have begun
preparing a document to be submitted to an ethics panel at the University of
Louisville School of Medicine seeking permission to perform a face
transplant, the lead researcher in the endeavor told CNN....
Breast-feeding linked to better cholesterol later in
Giving support to advocates of breast-feeding,
new research bolsters the theory that rapid growth in infancy, encouraged by
enriched infant formulas, might increase the risk of heart disease and
stroke later in life...
US Today study
proposed as blindness cure
A truly extraordinary cure for some forms of
blindness is being proposed. The idea is to add light-absorbing pigments
from spinach to nerve cells in the retina, to make the nerve cells fire when
struck by light.
New Scientist reports
Microorganism Cleans Up Toxic Groundwater
A microorganism too small to see with the naked eye may be the answer to one
of the U.S. Department of Energy's largest environmental problems.
Eureka! Scientists map
Neuroscientists in the United States have
identified the brain region involved in that glorious "Eureka!" moment, when
a solution to a puzzle suddenly appears from nowhere...
The bloodsucking medical
Leeches are back and helping
doctors treat burns victims, re-attach body parts and reduce the pain of
osteoarthritis, writes Sarah Lonsdale...
with insulin-dependent diabetes could soon be given tablets instead of
injections to control their condition.