Archives for February, 2018

Scientists take a step closer to more effective autism testing

February 20th, 2018
Scientists take a step closer to more effective autism testing

Scientists have taken a major step forward in the quest to find more effective tests for autism. Researchers claim to have taken the first steps in a bid to use blood and urine tests as a means of diagnosing autism in children. The study, which was led by the University of Warwick’s Dr Naila Rabbani, […]

University of Edinburgh researchers grow human eggs in a laboratory for the first time

February 13th, 2018
University of Edinburgh researchers grow human eggs in a laboratory for the first time

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have successfully grown human eggs in a laboratory in a world first. Teams have been working on pioneering techniques, which could help to boost the fertility of children affected by cancer. This marks the first time human eggs have been developed in a laboratory setting and could give hope […]

Prostate cancer deaths exceed breast cancer toll for the first time in the UK

February 6th, 2018
Prostate cancer deaths exceed breast cancer toll for the first time in the UK

For the first time since records began in the UK, the number of men who died from prostate cancer has exceeded the number of women being killed by breast cancer. The latest figures show that in 2015, breast cancer caused 11,442 deaths and 11,819 men died from prostate cancer. In light of the news, Prostate […]

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