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Autism therapy eliminates symptoms

Autism therapy could eliminate symptoms

A new therapy aimed at treating infants as young as 6-months-old who exhibit signs of autism has shown promising results. 

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Alice returns results

Alice returns results

Alice, the miniature ultra-violet imaging spectrograph aboard the Rosetta orbiter, has successfully relayed its first science data from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko – it’s darker than expected.

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Maglev to allow manufacture using soft materials

A system which allows objects to float in suspension could aid manufacturing with fragile materials say scientists – and it uses magnets similar to those found in the fridge.

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Winter weather set to get more erratic

Extreme variations in pressure over the North Atlantic are responsible for our increasingly erratic winter weather.

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Why do HIV patients develop dementia?

Life expectancy for patients with HIV has increased thanks to combination anti-retroviral therapy, but long-term maladies, including dementia, are becoming more prevalent.

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In a spin: The maturing technology of Nanofibres

From biotechnology to thermoplastics and back again – applications for nanofibres seems endless...

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Can genomics lead the fight against antimicrobial resistance?

As antimicrobial resistance becomes a global problem, Ruth Massey and Anita...

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What to do about the laboratory skills gap

With an ageing technical workforce and a growing skills gap, the science,...

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Cutting the mustard: novel detection of Chemical Warfare Agents

Successful detection of chemical warfare agents is a difficult but vital...

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To catch a killer

As the body count continues to rise – do we have any defence against Ebola...

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Finding the needle

Bob Newport, Professor of Materials Physics at the University of Kent, has...

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Combating chemical warfare

 A year ago the world stood open mouthed as reports came in on the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian city of Damascus. For the first time since the Iran-Iraq war began in 1980, chemistry its self was once again the ammunition.

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