Tag: New Scientist

Brazil to Fight Dengue with GM Mosquitos

// // // © RIA Novosti. Oleg Lastochkin 09:01 24/07/2014 MOSCOW, July 23 (RIA Novosti) – Brazil is going to raise a swarm of genetically modified mosquitos to fight dengue, an acute tropical disease that affects over 50 million people every year, the New Scientist magazine reports. According […]

Ancient humans ‘rampantly interbred’ with Neanderthals and a mystery species in Lord Of The Rings-style world of different creatures

Genome  analysis of Neanderthal and human-like group called  Denisovans It reveals  ancient bedfellows may have included  ‘mystery human ancestor’ Has been  likened to Lord Of The Rings world of creatures which  interbred By  Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:13 EST, 19  November 2013 |  UPDATED: 09:55 EST, 20 November […]

Down’s symptoms may be treatable in the womb

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Claire Bowles claire.bowles@newscientist.com 44-207-611-1210 New Scientist A PREGNANT woman who knows her unborn child has Down’s syndrome might one day be able to prevent some symptoms before giving birth. That at least is the hope raised by experiments in mice. When fetal […]

A Common Microbe Could Help To Trigger Alzheimers

  A COMMON microbe could help to trigger Alzheimer’s disease, say researchers in the US. If true, their controversial claim could turn the multimillion-dollar field of Alzheimer’s research on its head and force a rethink on how to prevent the disease. The microbe in question is Chlamydia pneumoniae, […]