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‘Stem cell hope’ for deaf people

via BBC | Wed September 12, 2012
UK researchers say they have taken a huge step forward in treating deafness after stem cells were used to restore hearing in animals for the first time.

Deaf girl fitted with bionic ear speaks her first word

via BBC | Mon September 03, 2012
Emily Small told her baby daughter Evie she loved her every day for 22 months, but the girl never heard her mother's words once.

Johnson & Johnson Announces a Ban on Harmful Chemicals in Products

via Triple Pundit | Mon August 20, 2012
Johnson & Johnson made the landmark announcement this week that it would ban harmful chemicals from their products.

Male contraceptive pill ‘step closer’ after mice studies

via BBC | Thu August 16, 2012
Scientists believe they are a step closer in the difficult journey towards developing a male contraceptive pill, after successful studies in mice.

Spotting Cancer Cells in Blood With a 27-Picosecond Camera

Story contains video via Popular Science | Mon August 13, 2012
A simple blood test that offers early detection of cancer in the human body has long eluded medical researchers, but a team at UCLA is getting closer.

Hope for more effective TB treatment

via BBC | Tue July 24, 2012
Hopes of a new, more effective therapy for tuberculosis have been raised following the results of early trials.

Genetic entrepreneur to compete in Genomics X Prize

via BBC | Tue July 24, 2012
A race to unlock genetic clues behind living to 100 is set to begin next year, after a US team announced it will compete for the $10m Genomics X Prize.

Gene therapy nears approval in Europe

via BBC | Mon July 23, 2012
Europe is on the cusp of approving a gene therapy for the first time, in what would be a landmark moment for the field.

Vaccine and antibiotics stabilized so refrigeration is not needed

via Intern Daily | Thu July 12, 2012
Researchers have developed a new silk-based stabilizer that will provide a new avenue toward eliminating the need to keep some vaccines and antibiotics refrigerated, which could save billions of dollars every year and increase accessibility to third world populations.

Ebola Virus Cured in Monkeys a Full Day After Infection

Story contains video via Popular Science | Thu June 14, 2012
The Ebola virus—one of the world's deadliest diseases—has a kill rate of 90 percent. That's largely because the best current treatment must be applied within one hour of infection.

Media giant Walt Disney to ban junk food ads

via BBC | Mon June 11, 2012
US media giant Walt Disney has said it will ban junk food ads on its TV, radio and online programmes.

World’s largest human cancer genome database released

via GizMag | Sat June 02, 2012
As part of an ongoing effort to facilitate swifter progress in the fight against cancer and other related diseases, a vast amount of human cancer genome data, has been released and is now available to scientists globally.

Finnish Scientists Announce a Possible Universal Allergy Vaccine

via Popular Science | Thu May 31, 2012
Scientists at the University of Eastern Finland say they hope to have an allergy vaccine for everything - from pollen to cat hair - in five to seven years.

Nasa team find ‘new way’ to spot osteoporosis

via BBC | Wed May 30, 2012
Nasa scientists believe they have found a way to spot osteoporosis bone loss at the earliest disease stages.

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