Lack of deep sleep in old age "can contribute significantly to memory loss"

Lack of deep sleep in old age 'can contribute significantly to memory loss'People in their 70s did worse in a memory test than those in their 20s, even though they had same hours of restMonitoring showed quality of sleep enjoyed by older people up to 75 per cent worseResearchers suggest by stimulating deeper sleep, it may be possible to boost memory maintenance in the elderly By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 20:44 GMT, 27 January 2013 | UPDATED: 20:44 GMT, 27 January 2013 A lack of deep restorative sleep in older people significantly contributes to memory loss, a new study has found.

Drug could reverse permanent deafness by regenerating hair cells in inner ear

Drug could reverse 'permanent' deafness by regenerating hair cells in inner ear Drug triggers regeneration of sensory hair cells in mice Could potentially cure hearing loss caused by loud noise or infection By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:14 GMT, 9 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:14 GMT, 9 January 2013 A potential cure for permanent deafness has been found by scientists using a drug that stimulates the inner ear.

Winter vomiting bug could cancel Christmas for thousands as cases hit 900,000

Winter vomiting bug could cancel Christmas for thousands as cases near 900,000 Number of people affected is 83 per cent higher than this time last year due to an early outbreak of the virusMost cases usually occur between January and MarchNumber of people affected has doubled in one week | UPDATED: 16:26 GMT, 19 December 2012 Norovirus is threatening to ruin Christmas for thousands of people as the number of cases continues to soar.

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.

Cancer cure: The magnets that cause cancer cells to self-destruct

Powerful magnets that cause cancer cells to 'self-destruct' could offer targeted treatment for tumours By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:40 GMT, 8 October 2012 | UPDATED: 15:02 GMT, 8 October 2012 Magnets that cause tumours to 'self-destruct' could be a revolutionary new weapon in the fight against cancer.

How green tea boost your brain

Green tea isn't just good for your heart, it's good for your brain too Study found that chemical properties of green tea promotes the generation of brain cells | UPDATED: 14:17 GMT, 6 September 2012 The green tea chemical ECGC was found to boost the generation of brain cells in mice, which seemed to improve memory and learning in mice Sipping green tea is not just good for you heart – it could boost the memory as well, say researchers.

London to New York in less than an hour: Radical new aircraft that can reach Mach 6 set to be tested

London to New York in ONE HOUR: US military to test radical new hypersonic aircraft that can reach 4,500mph within seconds Scramjet engine can accelerate craft to over Mach 6 Could dramatically slash journey times by travelling at five times the speed of sound. It may look like a vehicle the Thunderbirds would travel in, but in fact this experimental aircraft could be the future of long haul flights.

Nearly a million employees in the UK "have drugs in their system at work"

Nearly a million employees in the UK 'have drugs in their system at work' Between 2007 and 2011 screening firm sees 43% increase in number of workers testing positive for drug use | UPDATED: 06:41 GMT, 2 July 2012 Adults aged between 25 and 34 were more likely to test positive for Class A drugs including cocaine More than a million Britons are going to work with drugs in their system, a study suggests.