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Speedy snails spread deadly disease

Speedy snails spread deadly disease | IB14 BEG | Scoop.it
Snails move more rapidly than previously thought and are responsible for spreading a fatal dog parasite, say scientists.
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Chernobyl's legacy recorded in trees

Chernobyl's legacy recorded in trees | IB14 BEG | Scoop.it
Exposure to radiation from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident suppressed tree growth and appears to have a lasting negative legacy, a study suggests.
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New Program Will Provide A Safe Medicine Disposal System For King County ... - Seattle Medium

New Program Will Provide A Safe Medicine Disposal System For King County ...
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'Big cat' was on loose in UK in 1903

'Big cat' was on loose in UK in 1903 | IB14 BEG | Scoop.it
A "big cat", identified as a Canadian lynx, was on the loose in the English countryside at the turn of the last century, scientists say.
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Scientists make 'lab-grown' kidney

Scientists make 'lab-grown' kidney | IB14 BEG | Scoop.it
A kidney "grown" in the laboratory has been transplanted into animals where it started to produce urine, US scientists say.
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Immunity clue to premature labour

Immunity clue to premature labour | IB14 BEG | Scoop.it
Calming the immune system will be a vital part of preventing premature labour, say UK academics.
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Babies 'hear syllables' in womb

Babies 'hear syllables' in womb | IB14 BEG | Scoop.it
Babies can decipher human speech as early as three months before birth, say scientists.
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Can an intense workout help you live longer?

Can an intense workout help you live longer? | IB14 BEG | Scoop.it
New research suggests that short bursts of intense exercise may be healthier than long, stamina building sessions in the gym.
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Reptiles face risk of extinction

Reptiles face risk of extinction | IB14 BEG | Scoop.it
Almost a fifth of the world's reptile species are at risk of extinction, according to scientists.
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Coca-Cola 'linked to woman's death'

Coca-Cola 'linked to woman's death' | IB14 BEG | Scoop.it
Drinking large quantities of Coca-Cola was a "substantial factor" in the death of a 30-year-old woman in New Zealand, a coroner says.
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Totally blind mice get sight back

Totally blind mice get sight back | IB14 BEG | Scoop.it
Totally blind mice have had their sight restored by injections of light-sensing cells into the eye, UK researchers report.
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Research by Prof Robert MacLaren's (who we heard lecture at the Museum n December) lab!

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DNA imaged with electron microscope for the first time - physics-math - 28 November 2012 - New Scientist

DNA imaged with electron microscope for the first time - physics-math - 28 November 2012 - New Scientist | IB14 BEG | Scoop.it
The famous twists of DNA's double helix have been seen with the aid of an electron microscope and a silicon bed of nails...
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Autism 'linked' to heavy traffic

Autism 'linked' to heavy traffic | IB14 BEG | Scoop.it
The possibility that autism is linked to traffic pollution has been raised by researchers in California.
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Milestone study probes cancer origin

Milestone study probes cancer origin | IB14 BEG | Scoop.it
Scientists are reporting a milestone for cancer research after charting 21 major mutations behind the vast majority of tumours.
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Visual neurons mapped in action

Visual neurons mapped in action | IB14 BEG | Scoop.it
Researchers detail structure and workings of mouse and fruit fly retinal circuits.
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Cuckoo takes European holiday

Cuckoo takes European holiday | IB14 BEG | Scoop.it
A Ceredigion cuckoo returning from migration in Africa takes a holiday in France to avoid the British weather.
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Human extinction warning from Oxford

Human extinction warning from Oxford | IB14 BEG | Scoop.it
What are the greatest global threats to the future of humanity? An international team from Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute is investigating the biggest dangers.
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'Faecal bacteria' found in Ikea cake

'Faecal bacteria' found in Ikea cake | IB14 BEG | Scoop.it
Ikea withdraws a type of almond cake from its restaurants after two samples were found to be contaminated by faecal bacteria, though none went on sale.
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HIV baby 'cured' by treatment

HIV baby 'cured' by treatment | IB14 BEG | Scoop.it
US doctors say they seem to have cured a baby born with HIV - the virus that causes Aids - through very early treatment with standard drug therapy.
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IVF guidelines raise age limit to 42

IVF guidelines raise age limit to 42 | IB14 BEG | Scoop.it
Couples struggling to have a baby should get fertility treatment more quickly and older women should gain access to IVF, say new NHS guidelines.
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Sea bed to be mined for antibiotics

Sea bed to be mined for antibiotics | IB14 BEG | Scoop.it
Scientists are to hunt for new antibiotics at the bottom of the ocean in an £8m project led by experts at Aberdeen University.
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Dogs 'understand minds of humans'

Dogs 'understand minds of humans' | IB14 BEG | Scoop.it
Dogs are more capable of understanding events from a human's point of view than had previously been recognised, according to researchers.
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Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains: Scientific American

Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains: Scientific American | IB14 BEG | Scoop.it
The connection between mother and child is ever deeper than thought...
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Scientists Can Now Make Stem Cells From Blood

Scientists Can Now Make Stem Cells From Blood | IB14 BEG | Scoop.it
Until now, scientists have relied on embryos or complex techniques using skin cells to create stem cells.
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