Genetics

The Majority Of Cancers Are Caused By 'Bad Luck', Not The Way You Live

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Tech

They say life isn’t always fair, but there are few things that seem quite as cruel as a potentially-deadly cancer diagnosis for someone who has foll...

The First Cancer-Diagnosing Blood Test Could Be Ready Within A Year

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Tech

A team of researchers from the University of California claim to have created a blood test that can not only detect cancer, but also its precise locat...

This Is Why Broccoli Is A Health-Boosting Miracle Food

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech

You might have hated them for it as a child, but your parents were right to force you to eat your broccoli, as scientists have discovered just how ben...

Caffeine Could Be The Key To An Alzheimer's Breakthrough

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Tech

Caffeine may boost an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia, according to a new study. But before you start guzzling coffee like there...

Redheads Could Be More Likely To Develop Parkinson's

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Tech

Doctors from Massachusetts General Hospital have found what they believe to be a connection between the “red hair” gene and an increased likelihoo...

Scientists May Have Discovered Why The Wooly Mammoth Died Out

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Tech

Genetic disease may have driven the last of the wooly mammoths to extinction, according to a groundbreaking analysis of the ancient creatures’ DNA. ...

We're One Step Closer To Curing The Common Cold

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech

A cure for the common cold could soon become a reality after scientists from the Universities of Leeds, York and Helsinki say they’ve cracked the ...

The World Is A Step Closer To Allowing Us To Edit The Genes Of Embryos

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech

The world has moved a step closer to allowing scientists to edit the heritable genes of embryos, as a report has been published on the criteria that w...

Why Do Men Go Bald? Science Finally Has The Answer

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech

For many men, baldness is an inevitable part of ageing. Now, scientists at the University of Edinburgh think they know why. The new study - the larges...

The Genes Inside This Strange Little Worm Could Help You Go To The Gym More

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech

If we were asked to name any species in the animal kingdom known for its athleticism and fine physique worms are, it’s fair to say, hardly the first...

Cardiac Screening; Don't Wait Until It's Too Late...

Dr Steven Cox | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK
Dr Steven Cox

Recently, (Wednesday 1 February, 2016 - the start of the annual awareness campaign, Heart Month) the British Heart Foundation issued a statement sugge...

How Trendy Quinoa Could Help Solve Food Shortages

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech

It’s the food du jour in trendy London restaurants, but quinoa could soon be set to shed its hipster image. A new study suggests the nutritious crop...

This Is Why Some People Are Taller Than Others

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Tech

It’s a question that has fascinated geneticists for decades: why are some people taller than others? Now a new study of 700,000 people has revealed ...

This Nightmarish Creature Has No Anus And Is Your Oldest Known Relative

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Tech

Don’t be alarmed, but what you’re about to see is humanity at its very lowest point. You see before we evolved into the incredibly handsome, produ...

An Unusual Treatment Has Reversed Alzheimer's-Like Symptoms In Mice

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Tech

For years, researchers have sought to develop a cure for Alzheimer’s by targeting brain plaque, a hallmark of the disease. But their efforts haven...

Sharks Could Be Resistant To Cancer And Scientists Think They Know Why

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Tech

At 400 million years old, the shark animal group is one of the oldest on the planet. So it’s no surprise it’s picked up some impressive tricks alo...

Scientists Have Created The First Human-Pig 'Chimera'

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have, for the first time, created a human-pig ‘chimera’: An embryo that essentially combines the cells from a human with that of a pig....

Scientists Create The First Organism Using Synthetic DNA

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Tech

All life on Earth is created using the same instruction manual, whether you’re a human, otter or bacteria we all share the same DNA letters G, T, C ...

This Incredible Worm Can Come Back To Life After Being Totally Frozen

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Tech

A worm has astonished scientists by coming back to life after being frozen to its very core, rivalling even the phoenix’s reputation for regeneratio...

Spend All Day Sitting Down? You Might Be Ageing Faster

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Tech

Older people who spend most of their days sitting down are likely to age faster, according to a new study. Researchers found that elderly women who si...

Scientists May Have Discovered Why Some Coffee Drinkers Live Longer

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech

People who drink three to five cups of coffee a day – even if it’s decaf – may live longer, according to a study published back in 2015. While t...

Scientists May Have Finally Discovered Why The Menopause Exists

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Tech

Darwin’s theory of natural selection states that any genetic trait which reduces our ability to pass on our genes is unlikely to survive the test of...

Scientists Turn Salmonella Into 'Cancer-Seeking Missile' To Destroy Brain Tumours

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Tech

Salmonella is one of the most common forms of food poisoning, leaving victims bedridden with some pretty nasty symptoms. But what if, rather than atta...

Scientists May Have Discovered What Causes A Third Of All Autism Cases

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Tech

The scarcity of a single protein in the brain could explain as many as a third of all cases of autism, according to a new study. Researchers in Canad...

The Kid Conundrum

Simon Wan | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Comedy
Simon Wan

bmm banner.jpg 'You'd be a great Dad!' I get told this often. Yes, I can mess around and play the fool. I'm down with video games and I know what pop star is popping another. I'm guessing that there's a little bit more to actually being a great Dad.