Genetics

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.

This Is Why Men Get Cancer More Than Women

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists think they have finally cracked the mystery surrounding the higher prevalence of cancer in men than women, and it’s genetics. Traditional...

Loneliness Isn't Just A Feeling - It Could Be Built Into Your DNA

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Tech

Genetics are at least partly to blame for life-long loneliness, according to the largest ever study of the personality trait’s heritability. America...

The Contradictions Of Big Data In Healthcare

Amitava Banerjee | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Tech
Amitava Banerjee

Whether in terms of regulation, research or public expectation, there appear to be differences in the way commercial, research and clinical sectors are operating with health data...if researchers, health professionals and technology companies continue to work in silos, then application of big data to healthcare will remain as potential rather than reality.

While Controversial, Dolly The Sheep Pushed Stem Cell Research Forward By 20 Years

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Tech

Dolly the Sheep helped pushed stem cell research forward by as much as 20 years, according to Professor Sir Ian Wilmut. The prominent scientist was th...

Our Generation Needs a Mature Conversation About Synthetic Biology

Stefan Rollnick | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan Rollnick

Our generation will not be the first to have a difficult conversation about emerging scientific technologies; just ask your parents about test-tube babies. But in my opinion, there has been no conversation as difficult as the one surrounding Synthetic Biology. Despite being a student of science, I am firmly of the belief that every one of us needs to be involved.

What If Your Child Had a Rare Chromosome Disorder?

Arti Patel | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Parents
Arti Patel

Imagine a scenario where that tiny little human life you created receives an earth shattering diagnosis. The doctors have no information about what it means or how it will affect your little one. Your family is left at the crossroads. You don't know where to go or who to turn to. What help will my child need? How can I get it? Where do I get information? Who can help me and my family? Why me, why us?