Biology

UK announces pharma investment, aims to boost productivity

Nov 27, 2017

Britain says two major drugs companies plan new research facilities that will bring 1,750 jobs to Britain, part of plans to boost the country's sagging productivity after Brexit

Britain's Natural History Museum unveils huge whale skeleton

Jul 13, 2017

Britain's Natural History Museum has suspended a gigantic blue whale skeleton in its main entrance _ drawing attention to vanishing species in an environment under strain

Malaria parasite may trigger human odor to lure mosquitoes

Feb 9, 2017

Scientists may have figured out part of the reason why mosquitoes are drawn to people infected with malaria

Study: Superbug infections found in Chinese hospitals

Jan 27, 2017

New research suggests a worrying number of people in China may be infected with bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort

Where's Zika going next? Maybe China, India, or Nigeria

Sep 2, 2016

Scientists trying to predict the future path of Zika say that 2.6 billion people living in parts of Asia and Africa could be at risk of infection, based on a new analysis of travel, climate and mosquito patterns in those regions

Stem-cell doctor did surgeries with 'inadequate' proof

Aug 31, 2016

An independent commission investigating Italian stem-cell scientist Dr. Paolo Macchiarini, whose work was once considered revolutionary, says that there were many problems in how he treated patients and the scientific basis for his work was 'inadequate'

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