Lab mice fear men but not women, and that’s a big problem for science


A new study casts doubt on decades of research The history of science is one chock-full of mice and men. Historically, biological and medical research has largely depended on rodents, which provide scientists with everything from cells and organs to behavioral data. That’s why a new study in which researchers found that mice actually fear men, More...

May 14th, 2014
February 10th, 2014

Little heroes who beat meningitis: Moving photos of children who suffered the disease released by charity to raise awareness

Meningitis charities launch awareness campaign using images Childhood survivors of disease show the damage it has caused them Photos taken by Ann Geddes, famous for images of babies in flower pots Around 3,400 More...

February 10th, 2014

Generation Stress: Scandal of our depressed kids as thousands of under-10s are treated for mental health problems

Tormented by bullies, under ­pressure to fit in and bombarded with school assessments, many children today find themselves struggling to cope. Thousands of children aged 10 and under are being treated for depression, More...

February 9th, 2014

Watch man use first bionic hand with a sense of touch

Dennis Sorensen was able to ‘feel’ and describe objects while blindfolded thanks to the revolutionary prosthetic which could change the lives of millions of amputees. Using a bionic hand to grip an More...

February 3rd, 2014

‘Too much polish wrecked my toenails!’ Woman left with crumbling nails – and loses three – after changing her varnish every day for 20 years

Mother-of-two Subhain, 31, changed her polish daily for 20 years Left with yellowed crumbling toenails because of varnish remover Three were so bad, they had to be removed but haven’t grown back Has to wear More...

January 8th, 2014

Indonesian man has tumour removed from his waist only for hundreds of others to sprout up all over his face as doctors fear for his sight

Slamet, 59, is believed to be suffering from neurofibromatosis Genetic condition which causes uncontrollable growths along the nerves Illness began six months after doctors removed tumour from waist in 1991 An More...

December 13th, 2013

Light activates the brain in BLIND people: Scans reveals that those with no sight can still tell if a bulb is switched on

During tests, blind people identified when lights had been switched on Scans also found the change in light activated parts of their brains Researchers discovered light is registered by a part of the retina More...

December 7th, 2013

Agony of woman who suffers from rare condition that causes her to compulsively damage her own skin

Sophie Ermann has suffered from dermatillomania since the age of 12 It causes her to pick compulsively at her skin, leaving her badly scarred She spends two hours concealing the damage to her body each day Now More...

December 7th, 2013

Little boy with rare kidney condition can eat chocolate for the first time after getting a donated organ from his father

William Balestrini was born with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease – it causes cysts to develop on the kidneys damaging the tissue He was not able to eat chocolate as the condition meant his More...

December 4th, 2013

‘Every time I eat I look nine months pregnant’: Teenager suffers from agonising stomach problem – but doctors can’t find a cure

Rachael Harley has bands of fibrous tissue between her organs – each time they’re removed they return and are threatening her reproductive organs Every time she eats her stomach swells and she feels More...