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3D printed heart patches

Anthony King, 17/05/2019

Researchers have created a 3D printed heart from a bioink made of a hydrogel and heart cells.

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Bacterial fix for potholes

Anthony King, 17/05/2019

Mixing bacteria into concrete can prevent damage to roads from de-icing salt.

Cyclones exacerbate cholera

Shem Oirere, 17/05/2019

Tropical cyclone Idai, that hit Mozambique in March 2019, and soon followed by cyclone Kenneth, have exacerbated the worsening health situation in Mozambique.

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DNA targeted cancer trials

Anthony King, 17/05/2019

Cancer patients have been matched with experimental drugs by analysing circulating tumour DNA in blood.

FDA trial guidance

Sarah Houlton, 17/05/2019

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking to modernise its approach to clinical trials.

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Food hygiene check

Kathryn Roberts, 17/05/2019

Strict hygiene standards in the food and drinks industry avoid food wastage.

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Gene and cell therapies in demand

Anthony King, 17/05/2019

Demand for gene and cell therapy manufacturing operations is hotting up.

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Grape fungus antibacterial

Cath O'Driscoll, 17/05/2019

A fungus found on grapes could harbour a potential antibacterial treatment against devastating citrus greening disease in oranges.

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Gut bug minic for diabetes

Anthony King, 17/05/2019

A study suggesting we should design drugs that mimic the health benefits of our gut microbes could open up a new strategy to treat diseases such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

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Imperial research hub

Kathryn Roberts, 17/05/2019

Imperial College London has launched a £167m Molecular Sciences Research Hub on the college’s White City Campus.

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Kenya group backs glyphosate

Shem Oirere, 17/05/2019

A leading agricultural lobby organisation in East Africa has come out in support of using glyphosate as a tool in managing weeds.

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Making sense of sleep

Cath O'Driscoll, 17/05/2019

Getting a good night’s sleep is increasingly being shown to be crucial for our health and well-being.

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Memory sweep

Maria Burke, 17/05/2019

US researchers believe they may have found a way to restore the performance of a group of brain cells linked to cognitive decline in ageing brains.

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MOF rocket fuel

Kathryn Roberts, 17/05/2019

Today, most rockets are fuelled by hydrazine, a toxic and hazardous chemical comprised of nitrogen and hydrogen.

Payment by results

Sarah Houlton, 17/05/2019

Two alternative payment models based on patient health and outcomes are to be trialled by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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Pollution from pharma

Maria Burke, 17/05/2019

The European Commission is failing to protect current and future generations from the threats of pharmaceutical pollution.

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Soil bacteria and nitrous oxide

Maria Burke, 17/05/2019

Atmospheric levels of greenhouse gas nitrous oxide are rising.

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Thermodynamic magic

Maria Burke, 17/05/2019

Physicists have developed a simple device that allows heat to flow temporarily from a cold to a warm object without an external power supply.

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Wristband detectors

Maria Burke, 17/05/2019

US researchers sent wristbands that absorb chemicals from the air and skin to over 200 people on three continents.