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5 Dec 2019
A brain circuit that controls the compulsive drinking of alcohol has been discovered in mice, offering a hope of one day finding a cure for alcoholism in humans.
10 Jul 2019
Could a cure for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) be in sight? New research has revealed how a sequence of two treatments could completely remove the virus in mice. Scientists have edited mice’s genomes and removed HIV completely. The first treatment is a long-acting slow-effective release (LASER) form of antiretroviral therapy. The second treatment involves the…
11 Jun 2019
Scientists have identified two ingredients in the blood of the young that reverse the ageing process, a study suggests.
16 Jan 2019
Animals living in cities may be more likely to get cancer - just like humans, a study suggests.Light, chemical and noise pollution, food high in sugars, and viruses have all been found to increase the chances of humans getting cancer.
7 Jan 2019
A drug that helps the immune system clear away old cells could restore youthfulness, according to a new study. The research suggests it may be possible to reverse the ageing process and could potentially pave the way for anti-ageing treatments that actually work. Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel investigated the way…
10 Nov 2018
At the ongoing World Travel Market in London, the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) signed a 5-year MOU with the Organisers of Accra Weizo to host the West African travel fair. The development is a follow up to an earlier resolve by GTA at the 2018 Accra Weizo to fully support the initiative. The MOU is…
24 Apr 2018
Miniature human brains have grown successfully for months in mice - a breakthrough that could help people with neurological diseases such as strokes.
20 Dec 2017
Genetically destined for deafness, "Beethoven" lab mice had their hearing rescued by a gene editing technique that holds promise for humans with the same hereditary fate, "excited" scientists said Wednesday. By injecting a gene "editor" directly into the sound-sensing ear cells of newborn rodents bred with deafness-causing DNA, scientists "disabled" the mutant gene that would…
12 Dec 2017
A new twist on gene editing makes the CRISPR/Cas9 molecular scissors act as a highlighter for the genetic instruction book. Such highlighting helps turn on specific genes. Using the new tool, researchers treated mouse versions of type 1 diabetes, kidney injury and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the team reports December 7 in Cell. The new method…
26 Apr 2017
Blood from younger humans may have similar rejuvenating effects on older animals as blood from young mice. A protein found in young human blood plasma can improve brain function in old mice.
12 Jan 2017
Scientists plan to carry out clinical trials in humans with worsening vision, following 'exciting' research on mice to treat blindness.
28 Oct 2016
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Sri Lanka's inflation rate hit nearly 70 percent in September for a 12th consecutive monthly record, official data showed Friday after a year of shortages, price hikes and economic misery.
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Iranian security forces opened fire on angry protesters as street violence sparked by the death of Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini entered a third week on Friday, foreign-based opposition media reported.
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Official lead outrider of the convoy of the Commandant General, ( CG), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), Ahmed Audi, is dead.