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Tuesday, 22 September 2015 15:32

Lab-grown kidneys work in animals

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Scientists say they are a step closer to growing fully functioning replacement kidneys, after promising results in animals.
When transplanted into pigs and rats, the kidneys worked, passing urine just like natural ones.

Saturday, 19 September 2015 15:46

Hope for faster treatment of urinary tract infections

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Urinary tract infections can be treated more quickly using a new DNA sequencing device, according to research.
Scientists from the University of East Anglia (UEA) say the device - the size of a USB stick - can detect bacteria directly

UK scientists are seeking permission to genetically modify human embryos for the first time.
Researchers at The Francis Crick Institute in London want to use a controversial genetic technique to carry out research into infertility.

Thursday, 17 September 2015 15:25

'Youngest' toddler with type 2 diabetes raises concern

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The case of a three-year-old girl in the US who developed type 2 diabetes has driven doctors to raise fresh concerns about diet in childhood.
The child had a version of the illness more commonly seen in older people.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 14:59

Call for mass de-worming exercise

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A large-scale de-worming treatment programme is needed to rid some 1.5 billion people of these harmful and unpleasant parasites, say researchers.
The Stanford University team says the World Health Organization needs to step up its response - but the WHO says this could breed drug-resistant infections.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 14:43

Portion size key in tackling obesity, says study

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Reducing the portion sizes offered in supermarkets, restaurants and at home would help reverse the obesity epidemic, say researchers.
They say their review of 61 studies provides the "most conclusive evidence to date" that portion size affects how much we unwittingly eat.

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