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Kate Kelland

Kate Kelland

    Scientists map African genetics to learn more about diseases
    Scientists map African genetics to learn more about diseases
    Scientists have made the most comprehensive map yet of African genetic variation and say it should help them learn more about the role genes play...
    Questions over ethics in rush to release Ebola vaccines
    Questions over ethics in rush to release Ebola vaccines
    Normally it takes years to prove a new vaccine is both safe and effective before it can be used in the field. But with hundreds of people dying each...
    Ebola: More African regions at risk of animal infection
    Ebola: More African regions at risk of animal infection
    Scientists have created the newest map of places most at risk of an Ebola outbreak and say regions likely to be home to animals harbouring the virus...
    UN agency calls air pollution leading cause of cancer
    UN agency calls air pollution leading cause of cancer
    The air we breathe is laced with cancer-causing substances and should now be classified as carcinogenic to humans, the World Health Organisation's (WHO) cancer agency said on Thursday....
    Magic mushroom depression trial hits stumbling block
    Magic mushroom depression trial hits stumbling block
    David Nutt, president of the British Neuroscience Association and professor of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London, said he had been...
    Scientists race to get ahead of mutating bird flu
    Scientists race to get ahead of mutating bird flu
    But scientists say there is no evidence so far that the H7N9 flu – now known to have infected nine people in China, killing three – is...
    Large dengue fever outbreak in Madeira spreads cases in Europe
    Large dengue fever outbreak in Madeira spreads cases in Europe
    In a rapid risk assessment, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said 25 cases of the mosquito-borne disease – which is also...
    New Sars-like virus found in Middle East
    New Sars-like virus found in Middle East
    A Qatari man struck down with a previously unknown virus related to the deadly Sars infection and the common cold is critically ill in hospital in...
    Compete to the beat: Tunes take athletes to the top
    Compete to the beat: Tunes take athletes to the top
    Swimmer Michael Phelps uses it to get into his zone, marathon runner Paula Radcliffe uses it to psyche herself up, and gymnast Louis Smith uses it to...
    Cancer: Africa's nameless enemy
    Cancer: Africa's nameless enemy
    In Emanuel Adu's language, Twi, people call the skin cancer that is invading his cheek and nose sasabro. It means a disease that eats away...
    'Loss aversion' studies point the way for gambling addicts
    'Loss aversion' studies point the way for gambling addicts
    Financial market traders and keen gamblers take note. Scientists have found that a chemical in the region of the brain involved in sensory and...
    Autistic children encouraged to mentally 'talk things through'
    Autistic children encouraged to mentally 'talk things through'
    Teaching children with autism to "talk things through" in their heads might help them solve tricky day-to-day tasks and could increase the chances...