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Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after cell transplant

Paralysed from the chest down following a knife attack, now Darek Fidyka can walk again using a frame after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord. ... Read more >>

Breathing Stone: Solution for stress relief generates music from pulse rate

Researchers at the University of Bath have come up with Breathing Stone, a tool that detects a user's pulse and breathing in real-time to generate music for relaxation. ... Read more >>


Limbination- Amputees urged show their stumps with pride on social media

Amputees across the UK are being challenged to reveal their stumps with pride after a social media platform removed an image of an amputee's stump for fears it was "offensive". ... Read more >>

Study confirms pubs’ key role in rural communities

A study of rural pubs has provided robust evidence of their central role in the life of English rural communities. ... Read more >>

Mother and daughter graduate in the same subject at the same university graduation ceremony

A university graduation ceremony was extra special for a mother and daughter who received their awards on the same day and in the same subject. ... Read more >>

Tineke Dixon celebrates 25 years of living with heart and lungs transplanted at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Tineke Dixon, 41, has celebrated the 25th anniversary of her heart-and-lung transplant, which she received at Great Ormond Street Hospital at the age of 16. ... Read more >>

How TV whitespace technology is supporting conservation efforts at London Zoo

Live footage from London Zoo is being streamed to YouTube using innovative TV whitespace technology as part of a new conservation project. ... Read more >>

Premature deaths could be reduced by 40%, report suggests

New research suggests that, with sustained international efforts, the number of premature deaths could be reduced by 40% over the next two decades, halving under–50 mortality and preventing a third of the deaths at ages 50–69 years. ... Read more >>

UK's first national networked archive of brain tumour tissue aims to find a cure

A new tissue banking initiative, will unlock thousands of previously hard to access brain tumour samples for researchers throughout the UK. ... Read more >>

Survey shows greatest improvement in public attitudes to mental health in 20 years

New data shows public attitudes towards mental illness have improved significantly. ... Read more >>

Amputees discern familiar sensations across their prosthetic hands in research breakthrough

Igor Spetic,who lost his right hand in an industrial accident four years ago, can now discern sensations in his prosthetic hand thanks to extraordinary new research. ... Read more >>

Malala Yousafzay is youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner for campaigning for children's right to education

At just seventeen years of age, Malala Yousafzay has become the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. ... Read more >>

Research into eye drops could revolutionise treatment of eyes

Sufferers of eye disorders have new hope after researchers at the University of Reading discovered a potential way of making eye drops more effective. ... Read more >>

Fish oils may prevent some forms of depression in patients

A new study has found that omega-3 fatty acids reduce the rates of depression among patients with high levels of inflammation. ... Read more >>

Vet students offer free healthcare to homeless pet owners

A group of students  at the University of Glasgow are providing free veterinary care for pets of the homeless. ... Read more >>

Robin Williams film season will help fund mental health charity Mind

Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square is to host a short season of films starring actor Robin Williams, to celebrate his life as well as raise awareness and much needed funds for mental health charity Mind. ... Read more >>

Rwandan genocide survivor Hyppolite Ntigurirwa begins degree course in the UK

Starting university is a life-changing moment in most people's lives, but for new student Hyppolite Ntigurirwa it really is a dream come true after surviving the Rwandan genocide 20 years ago. ... Read more >>

Salt marsh plants are key to reducing coastal erosion and flooding, study suggests

Study finds that natural flood defences such as salt marshes can reduce the height of damaging waves in storm surge conditions by close to 20%. ... Read more >>

Origins of Earth's water gives rise to hopes of life on other planets

A pioneering new study has shown that water found on Earth predates the formation of the sun – raising hopes that life could exist on exoplanets, the planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy. ... Read more >>

Discovery of Roman coins is hailed as one of the best in Britain

A hoard of 22,000 copper-alloy Roman coins unearthed on land near Seaton in Devon has been declared one of the largest and best preserved 4th century collections to have ever been found in Britain. ... Read more >>

Computer monitoring of patients' vital signs achieves reduced hospital death rates

Death rates at two large UK hospitals fell by more than 15% after nurses started using handheld computers instead of paper charts to record patients' vital signs, according to new research. ... Read more >>

Strictly Come Dancing stars help RSPCA dogs waltz off to a happy new home

Stars of Strictly Come Dancing have helped to put a spring in the step of two abandoned Staffordshire Bull Terriers after they made appeals on social media to help find them a new home. ... Read more >>

First volunteer receives new Ebola vaccine in UK trial

The first of 60 volunteers to participate in a University of Oxford trial has received a new Ebola vaccine. ... Read more >>

How walking in the great outdoors can make us feel better in the autumn

Walking out in the countryside can stave off the ‘winter blues', according to new research from the National Trust. ... Read more >>

Study finds young people would unselfishly give away much of a £1M windfall

<SPAN>What would you do with £1 million if handed it today? Remarkably, half of young people would give at least a large part of it away, with a quarter saying they would keep none of it for themselves, a new study reveals. </SPAN><BR></P... Read more >>

Goldfish George recovers after tumour operation at Australian animal hospital

A plucky goldfish in Australia is recovering after an extraordinary operation to remove a tumour. ... Read more >>

Wild chokeberry extract may strengthen effectiveness of pancreatic cancer drug

A wild berry native to North America may strengthen the effectiveness of a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer. ... Read more >>

RSPCA awards scheme for local authorities' animal welfare services see 20% rise in excellence

The number of gold awards for animal welfare services provided by local authorities and housing providers has soared by more than 20% as part of the RSPCA's prestigious Community Animal Welfare Footprints scheme. ... Read more >>

Walking or cycling to work improves mental wellbeing, study finds

Walking or cycling to work is better for people's mental health than driving to work, according to new research. ... Read more >>

hrill-seeking pensioner Cliff Dadson skydives for charity, Action for Children

He is 94-years-old but Cliff Dadson has taken to the skies for his first ever parachute jump. Cliff, from Cumbria, took part in a tandem skydive from 13,500ft to raise money for the charity Action for Children. ... Read more >>

How smartphones could help make diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease easier

Smartphones will soon be able to perform the functions of a ‘pocket doctor' and map Parkinson's disease and other degenerative diseases, thanks to the work of a mathematician. ... Read more >>

Barnardo's calls on nation to celebrate kids' success

Barnardo's has launched a campaign to encourage the public to celebrate the achievements of the children in their lives and share them with the nation. ... Read more >>

Scientists say Ozone Layer is on track to recovery and call for further action on the climate

The Earth's protective ozone layer is well on track to recovery in the next few decades thanks to concerted international action against ozone depleting substances, according to a new assessment by 300 scientists. ... Read more >>

New funding from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in emergency response to Ebola outbreak

The Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation will commit $50 million to support the scale up of emergency efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and interrupt transmission of the virus. ... Read more >>

How to help youngsters enjoy the great outdoors with a blackberry picking trip

The National Trust is urging families to make the most of what's expected to be a bumper blackberry crop this year, in its mission to get children into the great outdoors. ... Read more >>

Eating breakfast daily may help to prevent early development of diabetes risk in children

Children who eat breakfast daily have a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than those who skip it or only eat it occasionally, says new research. ... Read more >>

California blue whales recover from potential extinction, research suggest

The number of threatened California blue whales has recovered, according to new research by the University of Washington. ... Read more >>

New diagnosis technique to counter rapid rise in knee replacements

Researchers have developed a semi-automated computer model for more accurately assessing the condition of patients' replacement knees, so preventing unnecessary and costly revision surgery. ... Read more >>

Why plants in the office make workers more productive

Offices with plants make staff happier and more productive than ‘lean’ designs stripped of greenery, new research shows. ... Read more >>

Support for animal experiments at lowest level since 2002, suggests survey findings

The RSPCA believes the results of two new polls commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills should stimulate more determined efforts to end animal use and suffering in experiments. ... Read more >>

BUPA Great North Run: Mark Knopfler releases charity song to mark millionth race finisher

Dire Straits star Mark Knopfler has re-released the North East anthem Local Hero to commemorate the Bupa Great North Run reaching a world-first one millionth finish and support cancer care for children. ... Read more >>

Nurse William Pooley leaves hospital following treatment for Ebola

Following ten days of successful treatment for Ebola, nurse William Pooley has been discharged from the Royal Free Hospital London's high level isolation unit. ... Read more >>

New heart-failure drug beats current ‘gold-standard’

A new drug that outperforms the current gold-standard treatment for heart failure may soon benefit patients. ... Read more >>

Food with Heart: Celebrity cookbook raises funds for Great Ormond's Street Hospital

A new cookbook enables you to eat like the rich and famous while supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. ... Read more >>

New approach could transform treatment of depression in cancer patients

Researchers say a fresh approach to the depression felt by patients diagnosed with cancer could transform treatment. ... Read more >>

How a tomato-rich diet could help prevent prostate cancer

Men who eat over 10 portions a week of tomatoes have an 18 per cent lower risk of developing prostate cancer, new research suggests. ... Read more >>

Breakthrough research brings new hope to sufferers of Cystic Fibrosis

Latest research into the chronic lung condition Cystic Fibrosis could influence the way new vaccines and treatments are developed. ... Read more >>


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