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Enzyme discovered critical to age-related cognitive decline
26 May 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
New research has led to the discovery of an enzyme that can help to reverse the DNA damage associated with ageing and Alzheimer's disease... [Read More]
Hair regeneration using stem cells to treat baldness
26 May 2020 - by Javier Bautista
Stem cells derived from fat can lead to hair regrowth for people with a common type of baldness, according to a new study... [Read More]
Novel gene discovered that helps keep some people thin
26 May 2020 - by Georgia Everett
According to preliminary research, scientists may have found a gene that explains why some individuals naturally stay slim... [Read More]
Patients test positive for COVID-19 after clinical recovery
26 May 2020 - by Eleanor Lynam
COVID-19 patients are testing positive for genetic elements of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, up to 24 days after hospital discharge... [Read More]
Surrogate-born babies stranded in Ukraine during coronavirus lockdown
26 May 2020 - by Emma Bunting
The COVID-19 pandemic has left parents across the globe whose children have been born through surrogacy in Ukraine across the globe unable to bring their babies home... [Read More]
World's first liver stem cell transplant to a newborn baby
26 May 2020 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
A newborn baby with a severe liver disorder has been successfully treated with liver cells derived from embryonic stem cells... [Read More]
3D sperm imaging could improve ICSI
18 May 2020 - by Javier Bautista
A new three dimensional (3D) imaging method can identify¬†sperm moving at high speed and may help select the best sperm for use in assisted conception... [Read More]
Critical window for re-infection with HIV after stem cell transplantation
18 May 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
New research, in HIV positive patients being treated for blood cancer, has identified a critical time window after donor transplantation, during which the expanding donor cells are particularly vulnerable to being infected with HIV. [Read More]
First epigenetic study in 3D human cancer cells
18 May 2020 - by Charlott Repschlager
Researchers have, for the first time, characterised the epigenetic profile of tumour organoids and made their results available in public databases... [Read More]
Gene therapy reduces fat and builds muscle in mice
18 May 2020 - by Julianna Photopoulos
A novel gene therapy prevents obesity and builds muscle without the need for additional exercise or dieting. [Read More]
Human stem cells grown inside mouse embryos
18 May 2020 - by Emma Bunting
Scientists have developed a method that dramatically increases the production of human stem cells using mouse embryos... [Read More]
UK initiative to sequence coronavirus patient genomes
18 May 2020 - by Dr Katie Howe
Thirty-five thousand people in the UK with COVID-19 will have their genetic code analysed to understand how a person's genes affect how they react to the virus... [Read More]
Coronavirus detected in semen of recovering COVID-19 patients
11 May 2020 - by Laura Riggall
The novel coronavirus can persist in the semen of men who are recovering following infection, according to a new study... [Read More]
Coronavirus mutations provide insight into spread patterns
11 May 2020 - by Melanie Krause
An international research team has discovered nearly 200 recurrent mutations in the genome of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease... [Read More]
Male couple expecting baby after NHS IVF
11 May 2020 - by Emma Laycock
The first male same-sex couple to receive IVF on the NHS has announced they are expecting a baby son via surrogate this summer... [Read More]
New CRISPR-based COVID-19 point-of-care diagnostic
11 May 2020 - by Javier Bautista
A COVID-19 diagnostic kit is in development that uses CRISPR and can be performed in a single test tube in one hour... [Read More]
Organoid models suggest COVID-19 virus infects human intestinal cells
11 May 2020 - by Emma Bunting
New research suggests COVID-19 can infect and multiply within¬†intestinal¬†cells... [Read More]
Promising fertility treatment success rate for second baby
11 May 2020 - by Jennifer Frosch
Women who used fertility treatment to conceive their first child have a good chance of having a second child the same way, according to a new study... [Read More]
Transgender parents announce birth of baby girl
11 May 2020 - by Charlotte Spicer
A transgender couple have announced the birth of their first child... [Read More]
UK-based guidelines to help fertility clinics plan for their reopening
11 May 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
UK guidelines have been published to help fertility clinics to prepare to open during the COVID-19 pandemic... [Read More]
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