Are giant pandas the latest weapon against superbugs? Scientists discover powerful antibiotic in their blood

Are giant pandas the latest weapon against superbugs Scientists discover powerful antibiotic in their blood Scientists find that substance produced by pandas killed bacteria in less than an hour, while other antibiotics took more than six hoursPlans to develop the antibiotic either as a new drug to fight superbugs or as an antiseptic for cleaning surfaces and utensils | UPDATED: 17:37 GMT, 31 December 2012 Scientists have discovered a powerful antibiotic in the blood stream of giant pandas that can destroy fungi and bacteria.

A new hay fever cure? Scientists trial Botox gel applied to the nose

Never mind wrinkles – a blob of Botox on your nose could banish hay fever, too Gel is applied to the nose and will penetrate the skinIt's hoped the toxin will block chemicals released by the body that cause annoying symptoms | UPDATED: 17:52 GMT, 9 October 2012 It has been used to treat a host of ailments from migraines to incontinence – and that's on top of it being the world's most famous wrinkle-buster.

Gene that spreads breast cancer discovered paving the way for new treatments

Gene that spreads breast cancer discovered paving the way for new treatments Chemotherapy often stops working because it doesn't kill cancer stem cells that fuel spread of tumours | UPDATED: 16:04 GMT, 25 July 2012 Scientists have discovered a gene that encourages the spread of breast cancer.

Universal vaccine that could tackle 90 per cent of cancers is tested on humans for first time

'Universal' vaccine that could beat 90 per cent of cancers is tested on humans for first time Vaccine triggered greater immunity to cancer cells in trial patients A vaccine that targets a molecule in 90 per cent of all cancers has been tested on humans for the first time.