Five-time Wimbledon winner a pale shadow of her former self as Russian claims big scalp
A 10-year-old girl has been given a vein transplant using a blood vessel grown from her own stem cells, the first time such an operation has been undertaken.
As the clocks go forward, here are some tips to put a spring in your own step
The three great names in British drug development for the past half century had the euphonious names of Jack, Black and Vane; and while Sir David Jack was the only one not to win a Nobel Prize this was largely due to chance, as his discoveries were equal to those of Sir James Black and Sir John Vane. Jack's contribution, with his team, was to develop the first inhaled asthma medicine, salbutamol (Ventolin). It relieved the wheezing of asthma almost instantaneously by going straight to the lungs, and only atiny dose was needed as it was not dispersed around the rest of the body. Previously, patients had to take ephedrine or similar compounds, wait up to half an hour for the drug to be absorbed, and put up with several hours of the tremors and palpitations that were the inevitable side-effects.
DNA date-matching: a scientific shortcut to love?
'Medi-tainment' shows focusing on embarrassing ailments attract huge ratings. Meg Carter wonders if this is more exploitation than education
Swine flu is back with a vengeance. How can we stay virus-free this winter? Jeremy Laurance explains
...but were he white it would be a different story. Jerome Taylor reports on the racial lottery for patients in need of transplants
Hay fever is on the rise, with city dwellers suffering worst of all. But a few simple lifestyle changes can help you keep a clear head, discovers Fiona Roberts
Saplings are to be propagated from specimens that survived when 20 million trees perished. Planted nationwide, they may transform the landscape again
Hay fever affects a quarter of the British population, yet few of us understand what causes it. Camilla Pemberton reports on the latest research, the best treatments – and the prospects for a cure
A bone marrow transplant couldn't save Tamara Lord's son Dylan. Now, his brother must battle the same rare genetic disorder
British girls are behind dramatic breakthrough in medicine
You shouldn't sell, you could buy, but holding tight might be best, says David Prosser