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Cellular ‘shipping’ wins Nobel Prize

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Cellular ‘shipping’ wins Nobel Prize

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Three scientists have won the Nobel Prize for medicine or physiology after discovering how cells precisely transport material. James Rothman and Randy Schekman, both from the US, and Thomas Sudhof, from Germany, shar...

Five more Alzheimer’s genes discovered, scientists say

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Five more Alzheimer’s genes discovered, scientists say

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Five more genes which increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease have been identified, scientists say. It takes the number of identified genes linked to Alzheimer's to 10 - the new genes affect three bodily...

Good news for mouth ulcer sufferers – honey bees produce wax for treatment

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Good news for mouth ulcer sufferers – honey bees produce wax for treatment

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Honey bees could help treat mouth ulcers - thanks to new research into the healing properties of propolis, a mixture of resin and wax made by bees to seal and sterilise their hives. Its use in medicine and food s...

Alzheimer’s blood test ‘fishes’ for signs of disease

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Alzheimer’s blood test ‘fishes’ for signs of disease

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A new technique could lead to a blood test for detecting Alzheimer's, a US study claims. The small trial, published in the journal Cell, used thousands of artificial molecules to "fish" for the disease. Researcher...