Seven Days in Life

24 – 30 September 2018


hivHIV/Aids: China reports 14% surge in new cases
China has announced a 14% jump in the number of its citizens who are living with HIV and Aids. Find source



plant‘Severe’ figure manipulation found in studies from leading plant lab
Investigation turns up evidence of misconduct in publications from troubled French laboratory. The now-defunct lab was renowned for its work on how a gene-silencing technique called RNA interference helps plants.  Find source



childrenLimiting children's screen time linked to better cognition
Children aged eight to 11 who used screens for fun for less than two hours a day performed better in tests of mental ability, a study found. Find source

agingEnzymes 'partner up' to accelerate cancer, aging diseases
Researchers have identified cellular processes that appear to supercharge both the growth and shrinkage of the chemical 'caps' on chromosomes associated with aging, called telomeres. Find source

mosMosquitoes that can carry malaria eliminated in lab experiments
Researchers have eliminated caged mosquitoes using 'gene drive' technology to spread a genetic modification that blocks female reproduction. Find source


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