Men with high levels of testosterone have a secret flaw - less effective immune systems, researchers have discovered
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Thursday 21 November 2013
Two-year-old boy had faced developing aggressive form of childhood leukaemia without transplant by Christmas
Sunday 17 November 2013
An alarm signal from the immune system offers an “invaluable” early warning of returning cancer, research has shown.
Steve Connor: The results so far arec good, but there's still a long way to go before an effective malaria vaccine is available
Tuesday 08 October 2013
The vaccine known as "RTS,S", made by GlaxoSmithKline, was the first "candidate" vaccine against malaria and was initially developed as long ago as 1987. This fact alone indicates just how difficult and tortuous it is to manufacture a safe, reliable and effective vaccine against the malaria parasite.
Friday 04 October 2013
Pictures have emerged that show the Arsenal midfielder holding a cigarette outside a nightclub
Sunday 22 September 2013
A set of naturally occurring immune cells could play a crucial role in the body's resistance to flu
Tuesday 10 September 2013
Though debates can often get heated in the country's Chamber of Deputies, it is the first time in its history that bullets have been fired within the parliament building
Thursday 25 July 2013
Research conducted by a University of Cambridge team expands the possibility of creating preventative medicines
Thursday 13 June 2013
Professor Mark Kendall's Nanopatch was shown off last night to crowds at TEDGlobal
Dad who joined bone marrow register when a friend became ill saves stranger's life just four weeks later
Thursday 13 June 2013
A dad who joined the bone marrow register when a friend became ill has become a match for someone else just weeks after she passed away.
Wednesday 22 May 2013
New treatment developed by fusing key proteins of the virus with a bacterial protein
Sunday 19 May 2013
People, places, notes and observations...
Sunday 18 November 2012
Scientists have developed a way of modifying a microscopic particle which could offer a new approach to tackling major diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Type 1 diabetes, asthma and food allergies.
Wednesday 29 August 2012
Loud music played on earphones causes deafness by having a similar effect on nerves as multiple sclerosis (MS), scientists have learned.
Friday 10 August 2012
Children are twice as likely to develop allergic diseases including asthma if a parent of the same sex is a sufferer, new research suggests.
Friday 27 July 2012
Outside destruction is threatening lush reserves designed to protect world's richest biodiversity
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
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