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.
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.
Broccoli: The new weapon against breast cancer as researchers discover it could suppress tumours | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 18 August 2012 Women with breast cancer are being given a broccoli-based medicine to see if it suppresses their tumours.
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.
Colour-changing contact lenses could replace painful skin prick tests for diabetics | UPDATED: 11:51 GMT, 24 May 2012 Millions of diabetes sufferers face the daily grind of frequent skin prick tests to monitor their blood sugar levels.
'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.
NHS given go-ahead to prescribe new drug which eases agony of rheumatoid arthritis A drug that could ease the agony of thousands of rheumatoid arthritis sufferers has been given the go-ahead for many more NHS patients in England and Wales.