Jet lag found to weaken malaria parasite

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Scientists in Edinburgh have discovered that the malaria parasite is only half as effective when it is jet lagged.   Mice whose body clocks were running at different times to the malaria parasite’s were injected with the parasite, and the study showed that the malaria parasites only spread infection at half the rate in mice […]

Gene identified that causes spead of cancer

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Scientists have discovered a gene that encourages the spreading of cancer cells through the body.     Cancer cells can move from their initial position by what is called metastasis through the lymph nodes or through the blood. Scientists believe that with this knowledge, it may be possible to block that gene and to help […]