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The baceriophage an emerging solution to digestive distress

Two important areas of modern biological interest, antibiotic resistance and gastrointestinal disease, are brought together in the latest clinical research from George Mason University. Presented at Nutrition in June 2018, their study suggests a possible replacement of antibiotic treatment with specifically-targeted bacteriophages for tackling gastro-intestinal disruptions. Bacteriophages allow researchers to directly...Read More

Worlds largest offshore wind farm to be built in the UK

The UK has planned to create the world's largest offshore wind farm.The 1.2-gigawatt wind farm's construction is off the coast of Yorkshire, 74.5 miles into the sea and is expected to be completed by 2020. A project of this scale will greatly benefit the lives of many Britons, supplying power...Read More

Guest Post - The Possible Link Between Alcohol Consumption and Breast Cancer

Today, we share an insightful infographic illustrating the link between developing breast cancer and moderate alcohol consumption. This infographic is by Ruth De Quincey. Ruth is a writer and therapist at Rehab 4 Alcoholism, an alcohol detox clinic London.This infographic graphically presents data published in numerous studies. These studies attempt...Read More

Smart toothbrush designed to detect heart disease

The reason for your next heart check-up at your local GP may come from an unlikely source. Smart toothbrushes are being developed which could provide regular updates on your heart health in the future.A device like this could impact millions of people's health in a positive way. It would take...Read More

Male contraceptive treatment on the horizon

The female contraceptive pill is over 60 years old. It was approved by the FDA in 1960 as the first birth control of its kind preventing millions of unwanted births since its creation. In this time there has been little advancements for male contraception, leaving the sole responsibility to the...Read More

Costa Rica goes 300 days on renewable energy

The small nation of Costa Rica has broken a record for the number of days 100% dependant on renewable energies. In 2015, the country which is home to under 5 million people, set a record for 299 days using only renewable energy sources to power the country. 2 years later,...Read More

Trial for a personalised cancer vaccine has started

Cancer vaccines are one of the most exciting forms of immunotherapy treatment. Typically, cancer vaccines have dependent on identifying common exo-antigens present on a few types of cancers. This limited their usage for patient's treatment. Moderna Therapeutics is taking advantage of gene sequencing technology to scan cancer tissue samples and...Read More

Scientists discover way to rejuvenate old cells

The human lifespan has almost doubled in the last 100 years. Technological and medical advancements have improved the care we receive when we grow older and stops us dying earlier from now preventable diseases. However, there has been a shift in research from increasing human lifespan to increasing our health...Read More

Scotland to be 100% percent renewable by 2020

In a revolution of renewable energies, Scotland is leading by example. The country with windy hills and valleys is putting all that potential energy to good use. Scotland currently has 750 wind farms, amassing 3,000 individual turbines, 72% of its overall renewable energy capacity, which is more than enough to...Read More

Climate change has damaging effects on humans

A worrying report published by The Lancet Countdown has highlighted the devastating effects climate change is having on human health and wellbeing of the population. The report includes all the ways climate change is influencing malnutrition, heatwaves, and natural disasters. Billions of people are already affected by climate change and...Read More

Molecule could kill any cancer cell

Researchers have found RNA molecules in our bodies capable of flicking on a kill switch in cancer cells. Lead study author Marcus Peter said in a statement published via the Northwestern University website, “It’s like committing suicide by stabbing yourself, shooting yourself and jumping off a building all at the...Read More

Functional cure discovered for HIV

The HIV virus poses a difficult challenge for researchers and scientists worldwide. Only once in history was someone cured completely of the virus but unfortunately, we do not have the complete understanding of how.However, a new study published this week offers a functional cure for the disease from a new...Read More

Sugar accelerates cancers growth

A new study has proven that sugar and cancer go hand in hand. The 9-year long research confirms that sugar helps cancers grow at a much faster rate than normal cells but fortunately we have discovered the gene responsible for this. The Warburg effect is the name given to the...Read More

Deep-sea wind farm the size of India could provide the worlds energy needs

Two researchers have calculated that the world could be powered by an off-shore wind farm in the North Atlantic Sea. The deep-sea wind farm would span across the North Atlantic and would provide energy to the entire planet with a continual source of energy. The pair of researchers estimates that...Read More

Antibody kills 99 percent of HIV strains

An antibody is capable of killing 99% of all HIV strains. The study involved a tri-specific antibody consisting of 3 broadly neutralising antibodies.Broadly neutralising antibodies are effective at attacking HIV and are considered vital in the fight against HIV. Those infected with the virus can have several strains of it...Read More

Protein causes cancer cells to commit suicide

A new novel treatment against acute myeloid leukaemia has caused cancer cells to self-destruct, leaving healthy cells completely untouched. The process of programmed cell death is called apoptosis.For many reasons, a cell may need to die in order to protect the body. In these circumstances, a protein called BAX or...Read More

Immunotherapy drug available on the NHS

An immunotherapy drug has been made immediately available to NHS patients in England.Nivolumab has been proven to extend the lives of patients with certain cancers such as advanced squamous and non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer. This approval will mean around 1,300 people will now be able to access this drug.Nivolumab...Read More

Gold nanoparticles and immunotherapy provide surprising results

Two approaches that kill cancer have teamed up to become an effective duo. Gold nanostars and immunotherapy are being used together in an effort to provide a non-invasive cancer treatment which has produced an unexpectedly pleasant result. Photothermal thermal therapy uses tiny, gold nano-stars which are inserted into a tumour....Read More

Solar energy is looking bright in Australia

Australia has approved the plan to construct world's biggest solar thermal power plant. Another win for renewable energy. How does solar thermal energy work? Tens of thousands of mirrors track the sun and point towards a receiver on top of a tower to accumulate energy. Molten salt flows through the tower and...Read More