Early detection of liver disease ‘non-existent’

liver online

Leading medical experts have warned that early detection of liver disease by GPs in the UK is “virtually non-existent”.

New particles found as CERN make data publicly available


CERN has announced that the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has found two new particles in the baryon family. The organisation – celebrating its 60th anniversary – has also launched its Open Data Portal, making real collision events from LHC experiments available to all.

Treating cancer by draining its fuel tank

Floating mammospheres containing breast cancer stem cells

Mitochondria fuelled by related proteins are key to promoting the proliferative expansion and survival of cancer stem cells. Draining their fuel could form the basis of new ways of treating the disease.

Did gravity save the universe after the Big Bang?

gravity big bang

The universe did not collapse immediately after the Big Bang and a team of European physicists might be able to explain why.

New sensor for MRI and fluorescent imaging

dual sensors

Nanoparticles capable of simultaneously performing fluorescent and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in living animals have been developed by chemists at MIT.

Divide and conquer protein revealed


The structure of a key protein involved in building defensive bacterial cell walls has been revealed, and could help identify new antibiotic targets.

The answer is in the intergalactic wind

Intergalactic wind

Astronomers have observed the first direct evidence that an intergalactic “wind” is stripping galaxies of star-forming gas as they fall into clusters of galaxies.

Gee-whiz science yields high res climate models

Climate models

A climate scientist has used the powerful supercomputers at Berkeley Laboratory to carry out ‘gee-whiz science’, producing high resolution models predicting extreme storms caused by climate change.

Mary Rose dog male, not female

Mary Rose Hatch

The smallest member of the crew on board the Mary Rose – a dog named Hatch – was a he and not a she as previously believed.

Philae finds organics on comet


Philae detected organic molecules on the surface of comet 67P before it went into hibernation scientists have confirmed.

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