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2010-03-22 07:50:00

Seaweed could hold the key to tackling obesity after it was found it reduces fat uptake by more than 75 percent, new research has shown.

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2010-03-17 08:50:00

Tourists wanting to watch and swim with dolphins are now being urged to keep their distance in a bid to protect both the animals and the local communities whose livelihoods depend on them.

2009-12-23 16:40:43

Antibiotic resistance in the natural environment is rising despite tighter controls over our use of antibiotics in medicine and agriculture, Newcastle University scientists have found.

2009-11-30 21:34:37

Pioneering research using human brain tissue removed from people suffering from epilepsy has opened the door to new treatments for the disease.

2009-11-25 13:53:11

For thousands of years it has been prescribed by traditional healers in Brazil to treat a range of ailments from headaches and stomach pain to fever and flu.

2009-11-18 14:23:38

Almost half of UK women could be suffering from a lack of vitamin A due to a previously undiscovered genetic variation.

2009-10-13 09:41:08

Houses on stilts, small scale energy generation and recycling our dishwater are just some of the measures that are being proposed to prepare our cities for the effects of global warming.

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2009-09-21 14:05:00

Beginning a daily aspirin regimen could cut a person’s colon cancer risk in half, researchers reported on Monday.

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2009-09-10 05:25:00

Analysis of a rock type found only in the world's oldest oceans has shed new light on how large animals first got a foothold on the Earth.

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2009-07-08 10:30:00

For the first time ever, British scientists announced on Wednesday they had created human sperm using embryonic stem cells.