Category: Pathology

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One in 20 cancers linked to diabetes and being overweight

“Obesity and diabetes cause around 800,000 cancers a year,” reports the Mail Online. Researchers found more than 5% of cancers worldwide were caused ...

Stem cells could provide a treatment for a ‘broken heart’

"Scientists believe they may have discovered how to mend broken hearts," reports the Daily Mirror. While it may sound like the subject of a decidedl ...

Bioengineering advances raise fears of ‘home-brew heroin’

The Daily Mirror carries the alarming headline that, "Heroin made in home-brew beer kits could create epidemic of hard drug abuse". It says scientist ...

Too soon to say if breastfeeding problems could be genetic

"Is your inability to breastfeed written in your genes?" the Mail Online asks. The question is prompted by animal research that discovered that probl ...

Gene therapy breakthrough for cystic fibrosis

"Cystic fibrosis hope as new gene therapy improves condition," The Daily Telegraph reports. Researchers have, for the first time, managed to successf ...

Genetic variation ‘reduces risk of heart disease in women’

"Scientists have identified a gene that puts women at higher risk of heart disease, an early study suggests," BBC News incorrectly reports. But the s ...

‘Greedy gene’ that stops some people from feeling full discovered

"A single gene mutation may be all it takes to determine if a person is prone to becoming obese," the Mail Online reports. A particular genetic vari ...

Gene editing breakthrough in treating baby’s leukaemia

"Baby girl is first in the world to be treated with 'designer immune cells'," The Guardian reports. Pioneering work carried out at Great Ormond Stree ...

Scientists find ‘gene that delays Alzheimer’s’

Scientists have identified a genetic variation thought to delay the start of Alzheimer's disease, according to several media reports. The news is bas ...

UK regulators give go-ahead for ’embryo editing’

"UK scientists have been given the go-ahead by the fertility regulator to genetically modify human embryos," BBC News reports. The UK body that regu ...
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