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Purified fish oils could help treat rare disease affecting newborn babies

A rare and potentially lethal disease of newborn babies whose bodies make too much insulin may be treatable with fish oils, according to researchers...

New research reinforces danger of drinking alcohol while pregnant

Women who drink alcohol at moderate or heavy levels in the early stages of their pregnancy might damage the growth and function of their...

Negative BRCA testing may not always imply lowered breast cancer risk

Women who are members of families with BRCA2 mutations but who test negative for the family-specific BRCA2 mutations are still at greater risk for...

Climate puzzle over origins of life on Earth

Scientists at the CRPG-CNRS University of Lorraine, The University of Manchester and the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris have ruled out a...

Direct ‘writing’ of artificial cell membranes on graphene

Writing in Nature Communications, researchers at The University of Manchester led by Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan, and Dr Michael Hirtz at the Karlsruhe Institute of...

6,000-year-old ‘halls of the dead’ unearthed, in UK first

The remains of two large 6000-year-old halls, each buried within a prehistoric burial mound, have been discovered by archaeologists from The University of Manchester...

New stem cell gene therapy gives hope to prevent inherited neurological...

Scientists from The University of Manchester have used stem cell gene therapy to treat a fatal genetic brain disease in mice for the first...

Research shows contaminated rice’s genetic threat

Over the last few years, researchers have reported high concentrations of arsenic in several rice-growing regions around the world. Now, University of Manchester scientists, working...

New research could pave the way to safer treatments for arthritis

The increased risk of heart attack or stroke associated with many arthritis drugs may be avoidable, according to a new international study co-authored by...

What monkeys and middle managers have in common

A study by the universities of Manchester and Liverpool observing monkeys has found that those in the middle hierarchy suffer the most social stress....

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