The first attempt to edit the genes of cells inside the human body is about to take place. The technique being trialled aims to cure haemophilia B, a clotting disorder that can result in spontaneous internal bleeding.
The venom of a wasp native to Brazil could be used as a weapon to fight cancer, scientists believe.
The first details of how a drug could slow the pace of brain decline for patients with early stage Alzheimer’s disease have emerged.
The decades-long drought in antibiotic discovery could be over after a breakthrough by US scientists.
Thinktank rebuts Salmond’s claim that union threatens health service as Gordon Brown hints he might challenge first minister
Patients from outside the EU are to be charged 150% of the cost of treatment in the NHS in a fresh crackdown on so-called “health tourism”.
The world’s first blood test to predict Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms occur has been developed. The test identifies 10 chemicals in the blood associated with the disease two to three years before symptoms start, but it might be able to predict Alzheimer’s decades earlier.
A potentially life-threatening peanut allergy has been essentially cured in nine out of 10 recipients of a new treatment which gradually escalates the amount of peanut protein the body can tolerate. Other treatments such as vaccines and antibodies are also under development, but the new oral immunotherapy is claimed to be the first to successfully allow people to tolerate such a […]
“Before the op, I would look at someone and all I could see for their face was blancmange,” says Jonathan Wyatt. “Now, I can see people’s faces.”
The new head of the Royal College of GPs issues a warning over the Prime Minister’s plans for surgeries to open seven days a week.