Malaria 'completely stopped' by microbe

Scientists say the microbe - found in the wild near Lake Victoria - has enormous potential.

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
May 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: malaria infection medical-research mosquitos

Human brain parts left over from surgery boosts research

Experts are developing a better knowledge of the brain by studying tissue left over from surgery.

By Pallab Ghosh • bbcnews
Feb. 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: brain medical-research

Landmark study to transform cancer treatment

Scientists said 99% of understanding of cancer was missing until today.

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
Feb. 5, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: dna genetics cancer medical-research

Immune discovery 'may treat all cancer'

Research is at an early stage but scientists said it had huge potential for destroying cancers.

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
Jan. 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer medical-research cardiff-university

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 • bbcnews
Dec. 3, 2019 ~3 min

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 • bbcnews
Oct. 31, 2019 ~8 min

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 • bbcnews
Oct. 21, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: dna genetics 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 • bbcnews
Oct. 3, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: brain disability france medical-research paralysis 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 • bbcnews
June 6, 2019 ~3 min

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 • bbcnews
June 4, 2019 ~2 min

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

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