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Compound From Chinese Herb Fights Chronic Pain

Compound From Chinese Herb Fights Chronic Pain

A plant used for centuries as a pain reliever in Chinese medicine has been found effective at alleviating pain, according to researchers.

Setback For Dengue-Blocking Mosquito Trial In Vietnam

Setback For Dengue-Blocking Mosquito Trial In Vietnam

A project to introduce mosquitoes that could potentially block dengue virus on an island off Vietnam has run into an early hurdle.

Global Temperatures To Rise At Least 4°C By Year 2100

Global Temperatures To Rise At Least 4°C By Year 2100

Global average temperatures will rise at least 4°C by year 2100 and potentially more than 8°C by year 2200 if carbon dioxide emissions are not reduced, researchers say.

Gene Mutation Links Asian & European Ancestors

Gene Mutation Links Asian & European Ancestors

A new study has shown how a specific mutation in the SLC24A5 gene provides evidence of shared ancestry of Asians with Europeans.

Jumping DNA In Brain May Be Cause Of Schizophrenia

Jumping DNA In Brain May Be Cause Of Schizophrenia

LINE-1 retrotransposons are abnormally abundant in the schizophrenia brain and may be one of the causes of the disease, researchers say.

Holly The Horse Receives 3D Printed Titanium Shoes For Christmas

Holly The Horse Receives 3D Printed Titanium Shoes For Christmas

Scientists have 3D printed titanium shoes for a horse with chronic foot disease.

Genetic Marker Predicts Severity Of H7N9 Flu, Study

Genetic Marker Predicts Severity Of H7N9 Flu, Study

Researchers have discovered a genetic marker that can accurately predict which patients will experience more severe H7N9 flu.

Researchers Discover Genetic Loci Linked To Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers Discover Genetic Loci Linked To Rheumatoid Arthritis

The largest international study to date into the genetic basis of rheumatoid arthritis has shed light on how existing drugs target it.

Scientists Discover Gene That Protects Against Nerve Degeneration

Scientists Discover Gene That Protects Against Nerve Degeneration

Scientists have identified a gene that protects against spontaneous, adult-onset progressive nerve degeneration.

Could There Be Fresh Groundwater In Singapore?

Could There Be Fresh Groundwater In Singapore?

Scientists have identified an unexpected source of freshwater – beneath the seabed on continental shelves around the world.