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UK health chiefs brace for ‘bumpy ride’ amid fears over Covid wave
Dr Jenny Harries says hospitalisations are set to exceed April peak in weeks ahead as infections soar

Ian Sample Science editor

03, Jul, 2022 @12:29 PM

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Rise of the dinosaurs traced back to their adaptation to cold
Covering of feathers left them able to cope when other creatures died off in mass extinction event, scientists say

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01, Jul, 2022 @6:00 PM

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‘Amazing development’: fossil finds show how panda’s false thumb evolved
Fossils of Ailurarctos, an extinct panda relative, are oldest known evidence for the radial sesamoid

Ian Sample Science editor

30, Jun, 2022 @6:56 PM

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Doctors treat first UK patient in Covid ‘super donor’ blood trial
Reopened trial to look at whether plasma with high levels of antibodies can help save lives of immunosuppressed

Ian Sample Science editor

29, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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What is polio, and is the UK public at risk?
Explainer: traces in London sewage have led to concern that virus that causes disease could gain foothold in areas with low vaccination rates

Ian Sample Science editor

22, Jun, 2022 @3:24 PM

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National incident declared over polio virus findings in London sewage
UK Health Security Agency says evidence of limited community transmission of virus found in wastewater

Ian Sample Science editor

22, Jun, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Half in UK back genome editing to prevent severe diseases
Survey also finds younger generations far more in favour of designer babies than older people are

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22, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Life will find a way: could scientists make Jurassic Park a reality?
Just a few years from now, herds of woolly ‘mammoths’ could be roaming the Siberian tundra. Are dodos and dinosaurs next for de-extinction?

Ian Sample

21, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Mystery of Black Death’s origins solved, say researchers
International team link spike in deaths at cemeteries in Kyrgyzstan in 1300s to start of plague pandemic

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15, Jun, 2022 @3:00 PM

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WHO to rename monkeypox virus to avoid discrimination
Urgent move to change name comes after scientists call it ‘inaccurate’ and ‘stigmatising’ as virus spreads

Ian Sample Science editor

15, Jun, 2022 @1:20 PM

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Extreme breeding of ‘cute’ English bulldogs risks UK ban, say vets
Fixation on flat faces, jutting jaws and loose skin has put UK on road to breeding ban, finds study

Ian Sample Science editor

15, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Covid infections on the rise in England and Northern Ireland
UK could be entering third Covid wave this year but trend represents ‘small increase’ in positive tests

Ian Sample Science editor

10, Jun, 2022 @2:51 PM

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