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Winners of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine announced!

By | 2015-10-05T14:26:24+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Categories: Science News|Tags: |

Nobel Prize recognises discoveries of novel therapies against parasitic infections. […]

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Baby born from ovarian tissue frozen when mother was a child!

By | 2016-10-06T12:43:15+00:00 June 10th, 2015|Categories: Science News|Tags: |

A baby boy was born from ovarian tissue cryopreserved (frozen) when the mother was 14 years old. The mother (now 27 years old) had to undergo treatment for sickle-cell anaemia before her menarche. The treatment involved myeloablative (severe/complete depletion of bone marrow cells) conditioning as part of the stem cell transplantation procedure used to treat the condition. [...]

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Mapping Ebola Virus Disease Spread in 2014 Outbreak

By | 2017-05-17T11:30:45+00:00 October 16th, 2014|Categories: Science News|Tags: |

The current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak is the worst outbreak of the disease. The first reported case in December 2013 was of a 2 year old boy in the village of Meliandou, Guinea in West Africa. The virus has since spread across other countries in West Africa, claiming thousands of lives. Over the second half of 2014 [...]

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John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser Win Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014

By | 2017-05-17T11:30:45+00:00 October 6th, 2014|Categories: Science News|Tags: |

John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Ingjald Moser  win The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014. The prize was given “for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain”. 50% of the prize money will be awarded to John O’Keefe and the remaining 50% will be jointly awarded to May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser. [...]

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India successfully inserts its Mars Orbiter ‘Mangalyaan’ into oribit

By | 2017-05-17T11:30:46+00:00 September 25th, 2014|Categories: Science News|Tags: |

India’s Mars Orbiter ‘Mangalyaan’ was inserted into a highly elliptical orbit around Mars on 24th September, 2014. This makes India the first country in the world to successfully undertake a mission to Mars in its first attempt. […]

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The 2014 Ebola Virus Outbreak

By | 2017-05-17T11:30:47+00:00 August 8th, 2014|Categories: Science News|Tags: , |

Source: WHO, Nature Friday, 8th August 2014 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has just declared the Ebola virus outbreak, in West Africa, an international public health emergency, since the disease is spreading at a rate faster than it can be controlled. […]

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Scientific misconduct identified in Nature’s ground-breaking Stem Cell publication

By | 2017-05-17T11:30:48+00:00 April 4th, 2014|Categories: Science News|

In the two months since the two papers on stem cell generation in Nature1,2 were published, they have been heavily scrutinised. When the publications came out they were lauded for their scientific break-through, and were in the news for being game-changers. However, the scientific community has dissected the paper left, right and centre, and identified a number of inconsistencies. [...]

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The Sun’s polarity will reverse in the next few days!

By | 2014-08-07T15:58:02+00:00 November 15th, 2013|Categories: Science News|

The Sun’s polarity or magnetic field is set to reverse in the coming days. This isn’t as catastrophic as it sounds, although it will have implications for us on Earth. […]

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