Sore knee? Maybe you have a fabella

Image copyright Imperial College London Image caption The arrow on the scan shows where the fabella is – behind the knee A little bone in the knee scientists thought was being lost to evolution seems to be making a comeback, say experts from Imperial College London. The fabella is found in some people buried in […]

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HIV used to cure ‘bubble boy’ disease

Image copyright Courtesy of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital Image caption Gael, a patient at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital who received treatment, with his mother US scientists say they used HIV to make a gene therapy that cured eight infants of severe combined immunodeficiency, or “bubble boy” disease. Results of the research, developed at […]

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Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

Image copyright Getty Images US scientists have partially revived pig brains four hours after the animals were slaughtered. The findings could fuel debate about the barrier between life and death, and provide a new way of researching diseases like Alzheimer’s. The study showed the death of brain cells could be halted and that some connections […]

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