New cancer machine treats first patient in UK

A pioneering new machine, at the Royal Marsden Hospital in south London, allows doctors to see tumours as they administer radiotherapy to them, which previously not been possible. It is hoped it will lead to more patients being cured of their cancer, with fewer side effects. Source link

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China shuts down 4,000 websites in purge on 'improper values'

Image copyright Getty Images China has shut down thousands of websites and online accounts following a three-month campaign against “harmful” content, the state news agency Xinhua has announced. The content, on 4,000 sites, included infringements of copyright and material spreading “improper values, vulgarity or obscenity”, it said. But the purge also appeared to be aimed […]

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Gene editing wipes out mosquitoes in the lab

Image copyright SPL Image caption Anopheles gambiae is one of the species responsible for spreading malaria Researchers have used gene editing to completely eliminate populations of mosquitoes in the lab. The team tested their technique on the mosquito Anopheles gambiae, which transmits malaria. They altered part of a gene called doublesex, which determines whether an […]


The couple helping hedgehogs back into the wild

While many fill their homes with ornaments, Frank and Veronica Tett’s is packed to the rafters with hedgehogs. The couple have set up a hospital for the prickly patients at their home in Lincolnshire. They nurse hundreds of the creatures back to health each year before releasing them back into the wild. Their operation has […]


Report slams 'high flying' UN environment chief

Image copyright YASUYOSHI CHIBA Image caption UN Environment executive director Erik Solheim The head of the UN body that leads on sustainability and green issues has been criticised for extensive and expensive air travel. A draft internal audit, obtained by the Guardian and seen by the BBC, says that Erik Solheim’s actions risked the reputation […]