Seven Days in Life

03 – 09 December 2018


babyFirst baby born after deceased womb transplant
A healthy baby girl has been born using a womb transplanted from a dead person. Find source


adultsMost adults living unhealthy lifestyles
The overwhelming majority of adults are so unhealthy they put their lives at risk, a survey suggests. Find source


hcvThe silent epidemic killing more people than HIV, malaria or TB
Viral hepatitis is on the rise. Tackling hepatitis B in Africa is key to fighting back. Find source



super enhancerCancer researchers seek to harness mysterious DNA ‘super-enhancers’
Whether DNA segments that amplify gene activity represent a previously unrecognized form of gene regulation is still under debate. Find source

Girl with leg in plaster using her smartphoneScientists identify 'youth factor' in blood cells that speeds fracture repair
A science team believes it has pinpointed the 'youth factor' inside bone marrow stem cells — it's the macrophage, a type of white blood cell, and the proteins it secretes that can have a rejuvenating effect on tissue. Find source

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