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Polypill 'could save thousands' of lives

Polypill ‘could save thousands’ of lives

A "polypill" combining a statin with blood pressure drugs could prevent thousands of heart attacks and strokes every year, according to researchers. A UK study of 84 over-50s, published in the journal PLoS One, showed the pill could cut blood pressure and levels of "bad" cholesterol. They calle

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First spiral galaxy in early Universe stuns astronomers

First spiral galaxy in early Universe stuns astronomers

Astronomers have spotted the earliest known spiral galaxy, dating to just three billion years after the Big Bang. Theories of galaxy formation held that the Universe was still too chaotic a place to allow such a perfectly formed or "grand-design" spiral to form. It should take far longer for gra

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Breastfeeding  will 'keep slim in later life'

Breastfeeding will ‘keep slim in later life’

Many mothers have long believed that breastfeeding helps them to get their figure back after giving birth. Now scientists have found  it can help them to stay slim  for decades. They discovered that women who breastfed their babies even for a few months after the birth were less likely t

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Alzheimer's 'early signs timeline developed'

Alzheimer’s ‘early signs timeline developed’

Scientists have assembled a "timeline" of the unseen progress of Alzheimer's before symptoms appear. A team at Washington University School of Medicine looked at families with a genetic risk of the disease. Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, they say signs appeared up to 25 years be

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Dark Galaxies Discovered

Dark Galaxies Discovered

Eleven billion light-years away, strange, dark galaxies nearly devoid of stars have been finally spotted, according to a new study. Predicted in theory but never before observed, these elusive objects appear to be similar to today's galaxies in that they're rich in gas. However, without any sta

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'Most realistic' robot legs developed

‘Most realistic’ robot legs developed

US experts have developed what they say are the most biologically-accurate robotic legs yet. Writing in the Journal of Neural Engineering, they said the work could help understanding of how babies learn to walk - and spinal-injury treatment. They created a version of the message system that gene

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Solar System's

Solar System’s “Grotesque” Twin Found

Astronomers have detected our "grotesque" twin: A planetary system arranged much like our own solar system, a new study says. Dubbed GJ676A, the system has two rocky planets orbiting close to its host star, and two gas giants orbiting far away. This means the system is arranged like our system

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Light-powered bionic eye invented to help restore sight

Light-powered bionic eye invented to help restore sight

A retinal implant - or bionic eye - which is powered by light has been invented by scientists at Stanford University in California. Implants currently used in patients need to be powered by a battery. The new device, described in the journal Nature Photonics, uses a special pair of glasses to b

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World's largest human cancer genome database released

World’s largest human cancer genome database released

As part of an ongoing effort to facilitate swifter progress in the fight against cancer and other related diseases, the St. Jude Children's Hospital-Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project has released a vast amount of human cancer genome data, which is now available to scientists glob

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NASA

NASA “Black Hole Hunter” to Launch

You don't have to be big to hunt black holes. NASA's telescope NuSTAR, which was due to take off from an island in the South Pacific on 13 June, is small enough, even including its launch rocket, to fit beneath the belly of an aircraft. Once in orbit, it will unfold to the length of a school bus.

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