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Editorial: Cull or be killed

ITBECAMEclearthisweekthatH5N1fluhasdoneexactlywhatscientistssaiditwoulddo–afterinfectingpoultrythroughouteastAsia

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Found: a dimmer switch for depression

ByAndyCoghlanABRAINproteinnewlylinkedtothewaxingandwaningofdepressioncouldbeakeytotreatingthisdebilitatingillness.Depressionisthoughttobecausedbysomekindofbreakdowninsignallingbythebrainchemicalseroto

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Could organ transplants use a dose of teen hormones?

ByAndyCoghlanUSINGhormonestoturnadultsintopre-pubescentchildrenmaysoundlikeabadidea.Butitcouldprovideawaytoimprovethesafetyoforgantransplants.Atthemoment

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New vaccines for diarrhoea virus shown effective

ByNewScientist.comstaffandAFPTwonewvaccineshavebeenshowntobeeffectiveagainstrotavirus

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Turning back the years

ByBobHolmesAGEINGisasinevitableasdeathandtaxes.Andwhenyourskinstartstosag

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DNA profiling moves to the scene of the crime

ByCelesteBieverTHEuniquetemperatureatwhichagivenfragmentofDNAunwindscouldbeusedtospeedupidentificationofsuspectsatpolicestationsandallowhairsamplesandotherevidencetobeprofiledatthesceneofthecrime.Fore

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Time to stamp out bird flu at source

ByDeboraMacKenzieEXACTLYtwoyearsagodiseaseexpertswerealarmedbynewsthatpeopleinVietnamweredyingofH5N1birdflu.Nextweek

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Dogs as good as screening for cancer detection

ByKurtKleinerDogsdoaswellasstate-of-the-artscreeningtestsatsniffingoutpeoplewithlungorbreastcancer.Theresearchraisesthepossibilitythattraineddogscoulddetectcancersevenearlierandmightsomedaysupplemento

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Congo crisis is deadliest since second world war

ByAlisonMotlukTheconflictintheDemocraticRepublicofCongohasbeenthemostdeadlysincethesecondworldwar

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Human bird flu cases spread in Turkey

ByShaoniBhattacharyaManymoresuspectedhumanbirdflucasesareappearinginTurkey

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Exercise linked to big drop in dementia risk

ByGaiaVinceRegularexercisemayreducetheriskofdementiaandAlzheimer’sdiseaseintheelderlybyasmuchas40%

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Rotavirus vaccines set to slash infant deaths

ByAlisonMotlukACHILDdieseveryminutefromtheseverediarrhoeaassociatedwithrotavirusinfection.Buttworecentlydevelopedvaccinescouldslashthenumberofdeaths.Bothappeartoreducetheseverityofdiarrhoeaandtheneedf

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Time to stamp out bird flu at source

ByDeboraMacKenzieEXACTLYtwoyearsagodiseaseexpertswerealarmedbynewsthatpeopleinVietnamweredyingofH5N1birdflu.Nextweek

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Hurricane Katrina leaves lasting trauma in her wake

THEillwindsofhurricaneKatrinaarestillblowing

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New gene linked to bipolar disorder

ByEmmaYoungAgeneinvolvedincausingbipolardisorderinasmanyas10%ofpatientswiththeconditionhasbeenidentifiedbyresearchersinAustralia.Otherteamshavepreviouslyclaimedtohavefoundbipolarsusceptibilitygenes

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Three-week diet curbs diabetes

ByShaoniBhattacharyaJustthreeweeksofahigh-fibre

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Mrs Carlill lays down the law

ByStephaniePainOn14January1892

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Brain's blood re-routes round clots

ANIN-BUILTdesignfeaturehelpsprotectourbrainsagainstdamagecausedbybloodclots.ChrisSchafferoftheUniversityofCalifornia

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Bird flu in Turkey could be adapting to humans

ByDeboraMacKenzieThefirstsequencesofH5N1birdflufromTurkeyhavemutationsthatscientistsfearmighthelpthevirusadapttohumans.ButNewScientistcanrevealthatthesefearsmightbemisplaced:ascasesmultiplyinTurke

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More pollution in taxis than on sidewalks

ByKurtKleinerThebackseatofataxiisoneoftheworstplacestobeforexposuretoultrafineparticulatepollution

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Strong gene-link to type 2 diabetes revealed

ByAFPandNewScientist.comstaffAgenevariantassociatedwithtype2diabeteshasbeenrevealedbyscientists

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DNA profiling moves to the scene of the crime

ByCelesteBieverTHEuniquetemperatureatwhichagivenfragmentofDNAunwindscouldbeusedtospeedupidentificationofsuspectsatpolicestationsandallowhairsamplesandotherevidencetobeprofiledatthesceneofthecrime.Fore

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Heart implants that won't give nasty shocks

ByMichaelDayImplantabledefibrillatorshavesavedcountlesslivesbyapplyingelectricshockstojump-startfailinghearts.Butthesedeviceshaveoneseriousflaw:theyoftengooffwhentheyarenotneeded

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Bird flu might be less deadly than feared

ByDeboraMacKenzieH5N1birdflumaybelessdeadlytopeoplethanfeared

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Loud noise may contribute to ear tumours

TURNdownthemusicandlisten:regularexposuretoevenmoderatelyloudnoiseincreasestheriskofdevelopinganeartumourthatharmsyourhearing.Researchersaskedagroupof146peoplewithabenigneartumourcalledacousticneuro

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Vitamin supplements may cut benefits of exercise

ByLindaGeddesFreeradicalsaren’talwaysthebadguys.Itevenseemsthatpoppingantioxidantstomopthemupmightreducesomeofthebeneficialeffectsofexercise.Freeradicalshavelongbeenthoughttocontributetotheageingproce

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Bacteria take fantastic voyage through bloodstream

ByColinBarrasCanadianengineershavesentswimmingmagneticbacteriathroughthebloodstreamsofrats.Theworkisasteptowardstheteam’sgoalofharnessingthemasdrugmulessteeredthroughhumanbodiesusingmagneticfields.Mic

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First genetic analysis of swine flu reveals potency

ByDeboraMacKenzieTheH1N1flucontinuestospreadaroundtheworld

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Flu outbreak: The pig connection

ByPeterAldhousYoumayknowitasswineflu

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Medieval-style 'rack' stretches skin grafts

ByAndyCoghlanSLIVERSofskinhavebeenstretchedtotwicetheirsizeinaweekusingaroboticbioreactorthatisakintoamedievalrack.Thetechniquecouldincreasethesize

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Quack remedies spread by virtue of being useless

ByEwenCallawayEatingavulturewon’tclearabadcaseofsyphilisnorwilladrinkmadeofrottingsnakestreatleprosy

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Artificial ovary matures human eggs

ByAlisonMotlukAHUMANovarygrowninthelabfromsliversofovariantissuehasbeenabletoturnanimmatureeggintoonethatisreadytobefertilised.Cancertreatmentcandestroywomen’seggssoartificialovariescouldgivethemmanym

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Still wide open to killer flu

INTHEspringof1918

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Nanoscale origami folds DNA into 'medicine cabinet'

DRUGScouldbedeliveredfromminusculemedicinecabinetsmadeofDNAthankstoanadvancein“DNAorigami”.JørgenKjemsoftheCentreforDNANanotechnologyatAarhusUniversity

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Swiss find sweet way to test water purity

ByCatherineBrahicYou’dbeforgivenforassumingSwissgroundwaterisaspureaswatercanget

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First heartbeats trigger blood formation

ByAndyCoghlanWHENtheembryonicheartbeginstobeat

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Swine flu vaccine won't be ready for next wave

ByDeboraMacKenzieEditorial:BewarethereturnofswinefluAVACCINEagainsttheMexicanswineflusweepingtheworldislikelytoarrivetoolateformostpeople

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Swine flu: Can science save us from the second wave?

ByDeboraMacKenzieReadmore:SpecialreportonswinefluISTHEworldreadyforakiller

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Brainy men may be healthier men

ByEwenCallawayInadditiontocheckingbloodpressureandheartrate

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Pig embryos could provide tougher transplant organs

ByAndyCoghlanPigembryosmayprovidebetterorgansthanfullydevelopedpigs

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Multi-drug strategy could slow pandemic spread

ByRachelNowakHowMexicodeploysitsfludrugsmaybekeytodeterminingthesizeofanypandemicthatemergesfromthecurrentH1N1outbreak.That’stheconclusionofamathematicalmodelofflutransmissionbyaninternationalteamofre

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Warning over DNA damage from forest fires

ByPhilMcKennaSmokefromforestfiresmaycontainpotentmutageniccompoundsthatcandamagehumanDNA

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Booze companies claim funds from 'alcopop tax'

AUSTRALIANresearchersaretakingastandagainstacommonpracticeofacceptingfundsfromthealcoholindustry

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Cancer's one-way ticket to the brain

HOWdocancercellsgetintothebrain?A“ticket”madeofthreegenesseemstograntthemaccessinmice.Thediscoverycouldonedayleadtodrugsthatcanceloutasimilarticketinpeople.Around10percentofpeoplewhosecancerhasmetast

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Warm weather may not halt swine flu

ByDeboraMacKenzie(Image:MexicanHealthMinistry)(Image:MexicanHealthMinistry)NewdatafromMexicoandcasenumberssofarsuggestthatifthespreadofH1N1“swineflu”continueselsewhereasithasintheAmericas

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Virtual heart pumps up the realism

BySandrineCeurstemontThissuper-realisticcomputermodelmakesitpossibletoexploretheheart’sanatomyinwaysnotpossibleinrealpatients.CreatedbyateamofdoctorsfromtheHeartHospitalinLondonandcomputeranimatorsfro

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First analysis of swine flu spread supports pandemic plan

ByAndyCoghlanH1N1swinefluisspreadingfastenoughtojustifythepreparationsforapandemic

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Morning sickness may be sign of a bright baby

SICKofmorningsickness?Takeheart:itmaybeasignthatyourchildisdevelopingahighIQ.IrenaNulmanandcolleaguesattheHospitalforSickChildreninToronto

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How brain chemicals can help soldiers keep their heads

ByPeterAldhousWHENthemortarroundsstarteddropping

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Chiropractic critic loses first round in libel fight

IFYOUhaveeverbeentemptedtocallalternativemedicine“bogus”

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