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Do we choose senescence or eternal youth?

Do we choose senescence or eternal youth?

Posted Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:11:07 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Do we want to live longer? The question needs to be asked of those who have achieved great age. The science of ageing is finally coming-of-age as we approach an allele that can eliminate those pesky cells that can’t stay healthy any more and move towards the organs and tissues that work even when we are very old. Life may not need to be longer, but it could be better.

Do we choose senescence or eternal youth?

Cats spread parasites (and destroy wildlife.)

Cats spread parasites (and destroy wildlife.)

Posted Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:13:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cats and dogs are our best friends. You know that saying about friends and enemies, though. We need to be aware of any risks, otherwise our Toxoplasma infection rate will rise from the 30% already recognised!

Cats spread parasites (and destroy wildlife.)

Whale genes needed for age research

Whale genes needed for age research

Posted Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:44:01 GMT by JW Dowey

This time, we don’t need to hunt them down, although researchers found it almost impossible to find bowheads. They number 24,000 approximately, hidden beneath the ice and distant shores of uninhabited areas, but will prove useful as the longest-lived mammal. Their genes provide something we couldn’t evolve for ourselves- a healthy life!

Whale genes needed for age research

Natural Human Lives

Natural Human Lives

Posted Sun, 07 Dec 2014 19:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Just how good is it for you to get out and enjoy the natural sea, land or even the air? Walkers swear by it, but they’re just rude. Scuba divers love their sport but is it just a lot of hot air. We have a close look at whether and why the great outdoors might be good for health.

Natural Human Lives

Die, diesel, die !

Die, diesel, die !

Posted Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:15:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

How quickly will we realise that health among vulnerable groups is really suffering from the effects of nitrogen dioxide on city-dwellers. This is as important as the smoking bans for those who already have lung or heart problems.

Die, diesel, die !

Babies are all meant to be the same!

Babies are all meant to be the same!

Posted Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:31:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Medical research is advanced but we are obviously letting down those children who are born with a built-in disadvantage. Their mothers must be nurtured and educated to a high enough standard to ensure the child's nutritional state.

Babies are all meant to be the same!

Malaria cure at last on the horizon

Malaria cure at last on the horizon

Posted Wed, 02 Jul 2014 06:13:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

How many people have died from what medieval Italy called the Mal Aria (bad air.) certainly more than all the wars in history! Now it is likely we have the solution for those who worry about catching malaria on their travels, or, more important, half of the tropics, who die needlessly and frequently from this biggest of killers.

Malaria cure at last on the horizon

Of mice and men-and wheels

Of mice and men-and wheels

Posted Wed, 21 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The future for mice seems assured if they continue to keep fit, even with novel wheels placed in their environment. The human race on the other hand, just become fat cats, with WHO complaining that lack of fitness and other lifestyle anomalies are responsible for by far the most illness.

Of mice and men-and wheels

Pathogens find new hosts as Arctic ice melts

Pathogens find new hosts as Arctic ice melts

Posted Sat, 01 Mar 2014 07:20:01 GMT by Julie Cook

We have heard a lot about the release of bacteria and other pathogens while ice is no longer containing them in the Arctic. Here is the American Association for the Advancement of Science in their latest Chicago briefing.

Pathogens find new hosts as Arctic ice melts

The essence of animal bodies - bacterial cooperation

The essence of animal bodies - bacterial cooperation

Posted Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:38:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Just how important is scientific discovery, when research uncovers an insight into the working of all of our bodies? We are in collaboration with thousands of fellow residents, who influence our every breath and burp!

The essence of animal bodies - bacterial cooperation

Pollution grows in China

Pollution grows in China

Posted Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:31:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Many pollution events occur in the giant continent, from forest to city, but we are going to have to deal with them—and soon!

Pollution grows in China

Blue Eyes are Stone Aged

Blue Eyes are Stone Aged

Posted Mon, 27 Jan 2014 07:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Slightly contradictory finds prove more and more about our ancestors, but even more about how confused and confusing their pre-history must have been. Our physical characteristics, such as blue eyes, are fascinating to use as indicators of how these people looked, and possibly behaved.

Blue Eyes are Stone Aged

Coastal Use and Enjoyment

Coastal Use and Enjoyment

Posted Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:55:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Do you go to your nearest coastal area in order to feel better? Maybe a rare visit, if it’s far away. Well in some regions the sea is almost on all sides, so how do people treat this asset and how do they feel about using their marine environment?

Coastal Use and Enjoyment

Health improving or are new pollutants more hazardous?

Health improving or are new pollutants more hazardous?

Posted Mon, 15 Jul 2013 07:14:48 GMT by JW Dowey

Both European and world health agencies agree that pollution is on the up in some areas. This set of reports indicates that the poor, the old and the young need to take care with their environmental exposure.

Health improving or are new pollutants more hazardous?

25th April - World Malaria Day

25th April - World Malaria Day

Posted Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:15:26 GMT by Michael Evans

World Malaria Day 2013: According to latest estimates, malaria kills between 2,000 and 3,000 people every day, with between 85% and 90% of deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. It is spread by bites from mosquitoes but as has happened in Europe and North America, the disease could effectively be wiped out by clearing the areas where mosquitoes breed. Hence, malaria is completely preventable and it is a disgrace that more is not being done in the world to eliminate it.

25th April - World Malaria Day

17th April - World Haemophilia Day

17th April - World Haemophilia Day

Posted Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:49:51 GMT by Michael Evans

Around 700,000 people around the world suffer from haemophilia, many of whom live in the developing world. This is a lifelong bleeding disorder where blood is prevented from clotting properly. As a result, a minor injury can prove to be fatal.

17th April - World Haemophilia Day

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Has the mosquito had its Day?

Posted Sat, 20 Aug 2016 10:40:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Latest Genetic Links with Medicine.

Posted Thu, 24 Dec 2015 12:51:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

On being the right size

Posted Sun, 06 Dec 2015 11:46:34 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Spider bites and necrosis!

Posted Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:37:00 GMT by JW Dowey

How AIDS moved from chimpanzees and, now, gorillas.

Posted Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:48:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Mosquitoes have the best malaria strategy!

Posted Sun, 08 Feb 2015 11:10:35 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Do we choose senescence or eternal youth?

Posted Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:11:07 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cats spread parasites (and destroy wildlife.)

Posted Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:13:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Whale genes needed for age research

Posted Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:44:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Natural Human Lives

Posted Sun, 07 Dec 2014 19:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Warning signs foreshadow apparently sudden panic attacks

Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2011 12:06:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Coffee connected to a decreased risk of depression in women

Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:28:37 GMT by Dave Collier

Secondhand smoke in California

Posted Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:19:00 GMT by Ines Morales

E-waste pollution puts workers at risk

Posted Mon, 30 May 2011 23:00:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Ban smoking in cars, say doctors

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:39:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Perils of a sunny lifestyle

Posted Wed, 22 Jun 2011 17:28:01 GMT by Michael Evans

25th April - World Malaria Day

Posted Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:15:26 GMT by Michael Evans

Protein responsible for drug resistance in breast cancer found

Posted Tue, 24 May 2011 11:09:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Arthritis sufferers at higher heart disease risk

Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2011 16:27:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The Value of Open Spaces to Disadvantaged Poor Communities

Posted Thu, 24 Mar 2011 15:31:00 GMT by Michelle Simon