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You have a bacterial 'aura' that follows you around
Saturday, 30 August 2014
Forensic scientists can use this microbial 'fingerprint' to trace your movements.
The Ebola virus is mutating faster in humans than in animal hosts
Friday, 29 August 2014
The virus is mutating twice as fast in people than in fruit bats.
This company would like to preserve your body with antifreeze when you die
Friday, 29 August 2014
For $200,000, one of the world’s largest cryonics companies will preserve your body when you die so you can be brought back to life with future medical technologies. 
Neuroscientists can now switch memories from bad to good
Thursday, 28 August 2014
By manipulating certain neurons in the brain, neuroscientists in the US can change the emotional association of a particular memory from bad to good in mice, and vice versa.
Common gut bacteria could treat food allergies
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
A type of gut bacteria that's wiped out by antibiotics in early childhood can stop peanut allergies in mice, research has found.
These tiny implants could spell the end for reading glasses
Monday, 25 August 2014
Scientists in the UK have developed a technique that can reverse the vision problems that come with ageing eyes.
Breakfast isn't as important as you've been told
Monday, 25 August 2014
Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? Not according to the latest research.
3D-printed vertebra used in world-first spine surgery
Monday, 25 August 2014
For the first time, surgeons in China have implanted an artificial, 3D-printed vertebra into a young patient to replace the bone he lost to cancer.
Two Ebola patients in the US have been released from hospital
Friday, 22 August 2014
An American aid worker and a 50-year-old woman have been cleared of their Ebola infections and were discharged from hospital this week.
New drug cures Ebola-related virus in monkeys
Thursday, 21 August 2014
An experimental drug has been shown to halt the replication of the Marburg virus - a relative of Ebola - and can cure a patient after several days of infection.

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