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06 - 12 August 2018   How bacteria can save children's lives A ground-breaking new project in Bangladesh could help reduce the life-long health problems that come from childhood malnourishment – by focusing on the gut. Find source Gene-silencing technology gets first drug approval after 20-year wait The US Food and Drug Administration's decision breathes new life …

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30 July – 05 August 2018   First-of-its-kind clinical trial will use reprogrammed adult stem cells to treat Parkinson’s Researchers in Japan launched a clinical trial to treat Parkinson’s disease with neurological material derived from induced pluripotent stem cells. Find source Entire yeast genome squeezed into one lone chromosome In a dramatic restructuring, two teams have created …

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23 – 29 July 2018   UK labs made 1.9 million transgenic animals last year Decade-long rise of genetically modified animal breeding levelled off in 2017 — although transgenic zebrafish are gaining in popularity. Find source Medicinal cannabis products to be legalised Specialist doctors in the UK will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products by …

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16 – 22 July 2018   ‘Frightening’ typhoid fever outbreak spreads in Pakistan A strain of the bacterium that causes typhoid fever has become resistant to most every drug and is spreading through Pakistan, causing at least 2000 confirmed cases. Find source     Dutch publishing giant cuts off researchers in Germany and Sweden Elsevier last week …

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09 - 15 July 2018   Science journals end open-access trial with Gates Foundation Pilot experiment has seen 26 papers published under open-access terms so far and should yield a report by the end of the year. Find source     T cell engineering breakthrough sidesteps need for viruses in gene-editing With faster, cheaper, more precise technique, authors …

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02 – 08 July 2018   Use of ‘smart drugs’ on the rise European nations see biggest increases in use of stimulants such as Ritalin by people seeking brain-boosting effects. Find source     Controversial CRISPR ‘gene drives’ tested in mammals for the first time Experiments in mice suggest that the technology has a long way to …

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25 June – 01 July 2018   Top US court upholds Trump travel ban: student visas already in decline In 5–4 ruling, Supreme Court allows government to bar visitors and immigrants from seven nations. Find source     In Nigeria, a battle against academic plagiarism heats up Nigeria's antiplagiarism campaigners hope their efforts will not only …

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18 – 24 June 2018   Genetically modified bacteria enlisted in fight against disease Engineered strains of E. coli and other microbes are being tested in people to combat a slew of illnesses. Find source     New human gene tally reignites debate Some fifteen years after the human genome was sequenced, researchers still can’t agree …

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11 – 17 June 2018   WHO: Gaming addiction 'a mental health condition' Gaming addiction has been listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organization. Find source     Cancer researchers target the dormant cells that seed tumours Different approach to treatment zeroes in on the silent cells that …

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04 – 10 June 2018   EU to world: join our €100-billion research programme European Commission’s next seven-year science-funding scheme — its biggest ever — will allow any country to participate for a price. Find source       Dogs can detect agricultural diseases early Study shows dogs can sniff out laurel wilt-infected avocado trees well …

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