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CONTENTS Issue #723
Can a healthy lifestyle really 'reverse cellular ageing'?
TV Review: Science Britannica - Frankenstein's Monsters
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Can a healthy lifestyle really 'reverse cellular ageing'?
23 September 2013 - by Dr Jess Buxton
A US study proclaiming the health benefits of stress management, gentle exercise and a 'plant-based' diet grabbed the attention of the world's media last week, but what was novel about the findings, and are the life-extending claims justified?... [Read More]
Italian scientific panel advises against government-funded stem cell trials
23 September 2013 - by Nishat Hyder
An expert panel of scientists has issued a report advising the Italian Government against continuing to support a controversial stem cell therapy, deeming it 'unscientific'.... [Read More]
UK egg bank opens in London
23 September 2013 - by Rosie Beauchamp
The UK's first dedicated egg bank for fertility treatment has been launched in London.... [Read More]
Healthy lifestyle 'reverses' DNA ageing
23 September 2013 - by Dr Rachael Panizzo
Switching to a healthier lifestyle may reverse the signs of ageing at the genetic level in men with low-risk prostate cancer, a small study has found.... [Read More]
DNA sequencing gives insight into deadly MERS virus
23 September 2013 - by Lanay Tierney
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, a potentially lethal respiratory virus first identified last year in Saudi Arabia, may be transmitted by jumping repeatedly from animals to humans, DNA sequencing suggests... [Read More]
Scientists warn of potential mitochondrial replacement IVF health risks
23 September 2013 - by Dr Rosie Morley
A group of scientists has expressed concerns that it may be too soon to bring mitochondrial replacement techniques, which are still under development, to the clinic.... [Read More]
Muscular dystrophy genetic therapy falls short in major trial
23 September 2013 - by Dr Anna Cauldwell
A highly anticipated experimental treatment for the genetic condition Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy has failed in a key test of its effectiveness in a critical phase III clinical trial. [Read More]
DNA test for viral infections 'highly accurate'
23 September 2013 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
Researchers in the USA have developed a blood test that relies on genetic information from patients' immune systems to distinguish between viral and bacterial infections... [Read More]
TV Review: Science Britannica - Frankenstein's Monsters
23 September 2013 - by Clara Salice
In this first episode of his new series, Cox 'grapples with science's darker side, asking why it often gets such a bad press'... [Read More]

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