Colombia: A nation in panic over Zika

Colombia: A nation in panic over Zika

  • 13 February 2016
  • From the section Health
John Sweeney visits a paralysed patient in hospitalImage copyright Greg Bronson
Image caption A connection between Guillain-Barre and Zika has not been proven - but it's terrifying many in Colombia

Colombia is one of the countries at the frontline of the Zika crisis. It has

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‘Jaws’ may help humans grow new teeth, shark study suggests

A new insight into how sharks regenerate their teeth, which may pave the way for the development of therapies to help humans with tooth loss, has been discovered by scientists at the University of Sheffield.

The study has identified a network of genes that enables sharks to develop and regenerate their teeth throughout their lifetime. The genes also allow sharks


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‘Jaws’ may help humans grow new teeth, shark study suggests

A new insight into how sharks regenerate their teeth, which may pave the way for the development of therapies to help humans with tooth loss, has been discovered by scientists at the University of Sheffield.

The study has identified a network of genes that enables sharks to develop and regenerate their teeth throughout their lifetime. The genes also allow sharks


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‘Jaws’ may help humans grow new teeth, shark study suggests

A new insight into how sharks regenerate their teeth, which may pave the way for the development of therapies to help humans with tooth loss, has been discovered by scientists at the University of Sheffield.

The study has identified a network of genes that enables sharks to develop and regenerate their teeth throughout their lifetime. The genes also allow sharks


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Alzheimer’s preventative drug hope

Alzheimer's preventative drug hope

  • 13 February 2016
  • From the section Health
Bexarotene chemotherapy drug moleculeImage copyright Science Photo Library
Image caption Bexarotene is just one of number of drugs which has shown early promise as a preventative drug against Alzheimer's disease

Scientists have detected a number of drugs which could help protect against Alzheimer's disease, acting like statins for the brain.

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