Switching off obesity gene found to prevent weight-gain EVEN if eating a high-fat diet

How switching off a fat gene may prevent weight-gain – EVEN if you eat a high-fat diet Removing Plin2 gene made mice resistant to obesityFat cells were 20% smaller and rodents also ate lessScientists think the effect could be duplicated in humans By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:53 GMT, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:02 GMT, 6 March 2013 Switching off a certain gene could stop junk food eaters from gaining weight Switching off a 'fat' gene could prevent you from piling on the pound even if you stick to a high-fat diet, say researchers.

Cancer breakthrough as new technique that reveals severity of disease AND spares healthy tissue from being removed is unveiled

Cancer breakthrough as new technique reveals how far it has spread in the body AND spares healthy tissue is unveiled Method reveals how far cancer has spread in lymph nodes and could save patients from unnecessary op Flourescent tool so sensitive it can detect cancer sites measuring just millimetres across By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:48 GMT, 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:05 GMT, 11 January 2013 A ground-breaking technique that reveals just how far cancer has spread in the lymph nodes has been developed by scientists.

Squeezing breasts "could stop growth of cancer cells"

Squeezing breasts 'could stop growth of cancer cells' Experts found physical force can play a role in the growth – and reversion – of cancer cellsSquashing malignant cells made them grow in a more normal and organised wayResearch could help experts track down molecules that could be targeted for therapies | UPDATED: 20:03 GMT, 17 December 2012 A little squeeze may be all that it takes to prevent malignant breast cells triggering cancer, research has shown.

The Nasa "space drink" hat can rub out sun spots: Fruit juice developed to protect astronauts reduces wrinkles and reverses the telltale…

The Nasa 'space drink' hat can rub out sun spots: Fruit juice developed to protect astronauts reduces wrinkles and reverses the telltale signs of ageing in four months | UPDATED: 21:10 GMT, 26 May 2012 These startling images may prove that a fruit drink developed by Nasa to protect astronauts from radiation can rejuvenate the skin.

Suncream ingredient "could damage skin cells when exposed to UV rays"

Suncream ingredient 'could damage skin cells when exposed to UV rays' | UPDATED: 14:10 GMT, 8 May 2012 Doubts: Scientists have hypothesised that zinc oxide in some creams could release free radicals causing skin cell damage Holidaymakers are advised to slap on plenty of suncream to reduce their risk of skin cancer.

Avocados "can help keep you young" and fight off diseases by tackling dangerous molecules

Avocados 'can help keep you young' and fight off diseases by tackling dangerous molecules | UPDATED: 00:43 GMT, 23 April 2012 Avocados could be a weapon in the fight against ageing and disease, say scientists.