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Health news from 2016

December

Research councils lay foundations for ambitious new research programmes for global health BBSRC press release

Gut cells are gatekeepers of infectious brain diseases, study finds press release

November

A change of heart: epigenetic basis of disease heart growth uncovered press release

Damaged salad leaves can 'massively stimulate' Salmonella presence in bagged salads news

Researchers identify missing links that connect human DNA variation with disease press release

Fish oil supplements may improve muscle function in older women press release

Evolution of Ebola virus resulted in increased human infectivity press release

October

MRSA uses decoys to evade a last-resort antibiotic press release

Institute of Food Research helps combat serious gut infections press release

Scientists discover how we sense 'stiffness' press release 

September

Research on stress hormone effects on the brain reveals unexpected findings press release

Computers learn to spot deadly food poisoning bacteria press release

Precision medicine breakthrough for Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia press release

Dying tumour cells release intracellular ions in a last-ditch attempt to block the immune system press release

Scientists discover link between bacteria and supposedly non-infectious diseases press release

August

DNA Foundry propels Earlham Institute into precision genomics press release

Can't stand the heat? Study reveals how we work out if we're too hot press release

Cancer drug for mums-to-be may curb baby girls' future fertility press release

£4.5M Newton Fund to tackle antimicrobial resistance BBSRC press release

Brains of overweight people 'ten years older' than lean counterparts at middle-age press release

Labrador study offers vets clues on why dogs' tails lose their wag press release

July

£3M awarded to address diet-related health issues BBSRC press release

New sun cream compound offers unprecedented protection against UVA radiation press release

Missing link in epigenetics could explain conundrum of disease inheritance press release

Solving a plant-based Rubik's cube puzzle press release

Cravings for high-calorie foods may be switched off in the brain by new supplement press release 

June

How genes are selected to create diverse immune cell receptors press release

May

£5M to understand the role of nutrition in health and disease news

MRC announces cross-Council awards worth nearly £10M to tackle antibiotic resistance press release

Germs: the cause of type 1 diabetes? press release

Researchers discover first safe way to deliver drugs to the placenta press release

April

The importance of resting phases in specialist immune cell development press release

Research links heart disease with testosterone press release

New projects funded to improve animal health and welfare news

Scientists discover how Chinese medicinal plant makes anti-cancer compound news

Uninfected or asymptomatic? Diagnostic tests key to forecasting major epidemics press release

March

A well-connected brain is the key to healthy mental ageing BBSRC press release

First gene for grey hair found press release

February

'Big data' helps discover key factors driving blood cell specification press release

Raising a child changes immune systems more than gastroenteritis press release

Eating breakfast could help obese people get more active press release 

Global scientific community commits to sharing data on Zika press release

Scientists disable infectious bacteria by removing protein press release

A study of the genetic code of bed bugs reveals that these human blood feeders are adaptive and hardy press release

Oestrogens alleviate hyperactivity in 'autistic' zebrafish press release

January

Seaweed solution to stem cell transport and wound treatment press release

#BuildingTheBioeconomy: Healthier milk on the high street video 

#BuildingTheBioeconomy: Speeding up drug discovery video 

Mum's in control – even before you're born press release

Fatty acids from GM oilseed crops could replace fish oil press release

Physical attraction linked to genes that control height press release

Beating food poisoning with sensitive tests press release

Benefits and drawbacks selenium supplementation for immunity press release

Hitting a cell 'sweet spot': a delivery system for therapies press release

DNA 'building blocks' pave way for improved drug delivery press release