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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
    Gene sequencing tools allows scientists to untangle the genetic roots of many diseases and they're looking at genetic variation in Africa.
    Questions over ethics in rush to release Ebola vaccines
    Questions over ethics in rush to release Ebola vaccines
    In an effort to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak, scientists and authorities are aiming to roll out vaccines, raising questions of ethics.
    Ebola: More African regions at risk of animal infection
    Ebola: More African regions at risk of animal infection
    A new map has shown that more regions in Africa are at risk of animal-related Ebola infections than previously feared.
    UN agency calls air pollution leading cause of cancer
    UN agency calls air pollution leading cause of cancer
    The World Health Organisation has classified air pollution as carcinogenic to humans.
    Magic mushroom depression trial hits stumbling block
    Magic mushroom depression trial hits stumbling block
    The world's first clinical trial designed to explore using a hallucinogen from magic mushrooms to treat people with depression has stalled.
    Scientists race to get ahead of mutating bird flu
    Scientists race to get ahead of mutating bird flu
    Genetic sequence data on a strain of bird flu has shown the virus has acquired mutations that might make it more likely to cause a human pandemic.
    Large dengue fever outbreak in Madeira spreads cases in Europe
    Large dengue fever outbreak in Madeira spreads cases in Europe
    Europe is experiencing its first sustained transmission of dengue fever since the 1920s, with more than 1 300 people infected in Madeira, Portugal.
    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 is critically ill in hospital in Britain.
    Compete to the beat: Tunes take athletes to the top
    Compete to the beat: Tunes take athletes to the top
    Science shows music has a profound effect on an athlete before and during a major sports event.
    Cancer: Africa's nameless enemy
    Cancer: Africa's nameless enemy
    Most of Africa's languages don't have a word for cancer. How can a continent hope to treat, let alone fight, a disease that has no name?
    'Loss aversion' studies point the way for gambling addicts
    'Loss aversion' studies point the way for gambling addicts
    Studies into a chemical involved in the brain's sensory and reward systems could help in the development of drugs to treat gambling addicts.