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Sun effects on skin reveal eczema therapy clues

Monday 19th June 2017

Exposure to sunlight releases a compound from the skin that can alleviate symptoms of eczema.
Dynamic DNA protects genes from damage

Friday 16th June 2017

Researchers have identified properties in DNA's protective structure that could fundamentally transform the way scientists think about the human genome.
Cigarette harm to unborn children revealed

Tuesday 30th May 2017

Chemicals found in cigarette smoke have been shown to damage foetal liver cells.
Agri-tech investment in Scotland poised to pay off

Thursday 25th May 2017

Re-investment in agri-tech sector means Scotland can lead the world in testing and development of new technologies for the industry.
Women drive quest for insights into hidden condition

Friday 19th May 2017

Women with endometriosis – a common and painful disease linked to infertility – have called for more studies to understand its causes and find a possible cure.
Researchers identify childhood blindness gene

Thursday 18th May 2017

A genetic mutation that contributes to sight loss in children has been identified by scientists.
Scientists pinpoint key bowel disease gene

Monday 15th May 2017

A key gene that helps to explain an underlying cause of incurable bowel disorders such as Crohn’s disease has been identified by scientists.
Autism-linked condition helped by diabetes drug

Monday 15th May 2017

A widely used diabetes medication could help people with a common inherited form of autism, research shows.
Blood study insight could improve stem cell therapy success

Friday 12th May 2017

Researchers have pinpointed a key enzyme that is vital for the production of fresh blood cells in the body.
Organ signal find could aid quest for treatments

Friday 12th May 2017

The discovery of key signals that help tissues repair after injury could pave the way for new treatments for asthma and organ scarring, a study suggests.