Artificial neurons developed to fight disease

Scientists make artificial nerve cells, paving the way for new ways to repair the human brain.

By Helen Briggs | Dec. 3, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: medical-research

Measles makes body 'forget' how to fight infection

The virus can cause 'immune amnesia' which shifts our defences back to a 'baby-like' state.

By James Gallagher | Oct. 31, 2019 | bbcnews
~8 mins   

Tags: vaccination infection medical-research

Prime editing: DNA tool could correct 89% of genetic defects

New technology - called prime editing - is like a "genetic word processor" able to re-write DNA.

By James Gallagher | Oct. 21, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: genetics dna medical-research

Paralysed man moves in mind-reading exoskeleton

A man who had not walked for two years was able to move all his limbs thanks to new technology.

By James Gallagher | Oct. 3, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: brain france disability paralysis medical-research neurology

Ultimate limit of human endurance found

Scientists studied elite events, including a 3,000 mile run and the Tour de France.

By James Gallagher | June 6, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: medical-research

'Pumping heart patch' ready for human use

It is packed with millions of living cells to mend damage after a heart attack, say researchers.

BBC Science News | June 4, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: imperial-college-london heart-attacks heart-disease medical-research

Baby gene experiment 'foolish and dangerous'

Twin girls had their DNA altered to protect against HIV - but their mutation may increase the risk of an early death.

By James Gallagher | June 3, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: genetics hiv-aids medical-research

GM fungus rapidly kills 99% of malaria mosquitoes, study suggests

A fungus has been genetically modified with spider venom to kill the mosquitoes that spread malaria.

By James Gallagher | May 30, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: disease malaria medical-research burkina-faso

'Exhilarating' implant turns thoughts to speech

The technology could eventually help those who have lost their voice to speak again.

By James Gallagher | April 24, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: medical-devices disability medical-research

Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

The study could aid medical research and fuel debate about the difference between life and death.

By James Gallagher | April 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: alzheimers united-states medicine medical-research

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