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Solar heat is melting the world’s largest Antarctic ice shelf

An international team of researchers found that the largest Antarctic ice shelf is melting 10 times faster than the overall ice shelf average due to solar heating of the surrounding ocean surface.
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Urine test could replace smear test for cervical cancer

University of Manchester scientists latest research finds that urine testing may be as good as the smear test for preventing cervical cancer.
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Scientists discover gene that prevents obesity

Around four million people in the UK carry genetic variants that protect them from obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.
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Resourcing modern industries by responsive mining solutions

Kate Moore, Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter, discusses whether small mining operations can supply the raw materials for manufacturing of modern technologies.
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Wildlife migrations are collapsing in East Africa

In Kenya, wildlife numbers declined by 68% in the 40-year period from 1977 to 2016 both outside and inside protected areas, writes Dr. Joseph Ogutu, Senior Statistician at the University of Hohenheim.
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Peru fossil discovery shows that whales walked on land

42.6 million years ago, whales walked on land and swam in the sea: Scientists unearthed an unusual fossil of the amphibious whale along the Coast of Peru.
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We need to talk about access to medical cannabis

Ramya Sriram, manager at Kolabtree, explains why many patients in the UK still cannot access medical cannabis and how scientific communication and further research can lead to change.
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Chinese-UK research reveals autism in China similar to the West

The first large-scale study of autism in China has revealed that around one in a hundred people in China has an autism spectrum condition – the same figure as found in the West.
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Research reveals sugar could cure respiratory diseases

The restriction or inhalation of common sugar could one day treat a range of respiratory diseases, according to new research led by University of Manchester biologists.
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Double vision in research? Medicinal chemistry and chemical biology

Professor Colin Sucking discusses the work undertaken at the University of Strathclyde that explores the combination of medicinal chemistry and chemical biology.
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Checks from early age crucial to stop child obesity

University of Oxford and Manchester researchers found that children monitored regularly for height and weight from an early age will be less likely to experience child obesity.
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Qingjiang fossils reveal 50 creatures unknown to scientists

Scientists discovered mysterious, soft remains dating back 541 million years ago in the Qingjiang fossil site at China’s Hubei province.
TB research discovery, Gulu Referral Hospital, aspergillosis

TB research discovery could now save over 10,000 lives

Around 1 in 15 people affected by Tuberculosis (TB) are likely to get the treatable fungal infection Aspergillosis, according to TB research by The University of Manchester and Gulu Referral Hospital, Uganda.
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IVF baby birthweight has increased by 200g

University of Manchester scientists found that babies born by In Vitro Fertilisation at St Mary’s Hospital in Manchester have increased in birthweight by nearly 200g over the past 25 years.
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Research on cardiovascular disease and the link with noise

Thomas Münzel MD, Omar Hahad PhD and Andreas Daiber PhD discuss the link between noise and cardiovascular disease, in this report about their research in the field.
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House of Lords discuss ten-year egg freezing limit

We all know that a woman’s fertility decreases as she gets older, and the quality and number of her eggs decline: why is there a ten-year limit on egg freezing?
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Theories underpinning psychological practice ‘wrong’

A computer game devised by University of Manchester psychologists has called into question the theories which have been used for over a century, suggesting psychological practice has been wrong.
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Study solves mystery of how geckos walk on water

Despite being just a few centimetres long, the gecko is known for its superior acrobatic skills and ability to power through the most challenging terrain: climbing trees, running across ice and walking on water: but how do they do these things?
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Research exposes the science of romantic relationships

Reflecting on Valentine's day, at Open Access Government we push aside the petrol-station flowers and questioning of love lives to discuss recent developments by researchers on the science of romantic relationships.
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Research reveals masterswitch in body’s immune system

Scientists have discovered a critical masterswitch in the body’s immune system with potentially major implications for the treatment of some of the most devastating diseases affecting humans.

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