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Cystic fibrosis gene therapy boost

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:58
A gene therapy has stabilised and slightly improved cystic fibrosis in some of 136 patients in a trial.

Health check for the NHS - how well is the service performing?

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:25
International comparisons are notoriously difficult with healthcare - different models and variable data quality can complicate the task. But Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation have had a bash.

Malaysia pushes for MH17 tribunal

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:19
Malaysia says it wants to set up an international criminal tribunal to prosecute those suspected of having shot down flight MH17.

Hong Kong-to-NI 'spoof' revealed

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 18:56
A tongue-in-cheek plan to move the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland is revealed in newly released National Archives files.

Airbus plans new China plant

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 18:49
Airbus has signed a deal for its second factory in China, further expanding its growing relationship with the world's second largest economy.

Pre-pay energy users 'pay £226 more'

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 18:36
Energy customers on pre-payment meters have been paying an average of £226 a year more than they would have done on the cheapest direct debit tariff, Citizens Advice says.

Why insects are marvels of engineering

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 18:27
Super slow-motion video reveals the engineering secrets researchers can learn from the creatures' spring-loaded legs.

CO2 emissions threaten ocean crisis

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 18:21
A major report warns that life in the seas will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut.

Sniffing could provide autism test

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 18:17
The way children sniff different aromas could form the basis of a test for autism, suggest researchers in Israel.

VIDEO: Robot suit lets paralysed soldier walk

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:39
James Johnson, who was paralysed in Afghanistan, is using an exoskeleton to walk again as part of a pioneering programme.

VIDEO: Controlling a 'cyborg' cockroach

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:39
Researchers hope cockroaches could access disaster zones which humans cannot reach

Police chief makes sexism claim

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:31
The former chief constable of Northumbria Police claims senior male officers in the force treated her differently because she is a woman.

Mystery surrounds India health survey

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:31
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt asks why India has still not published a vast survey of women and children carried out by the government in Delhi and the UN.

Riot reignites prison smoking debate

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:07
Australia debates cigarettes in jail after riot

Consider Syria IS strikes, MPs urged

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:03
MPs should consider allowing Britain to bomb Islamic State targets in Syria, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.

VIDEO: Cars designed to be slept in

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:01
Vehicle design students at the Royal College of Art have been re-imagining the kind of cars that will be possible in an era of driverless transport.

What can Greece learn from Cyprus and Iceland?

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:01
Iceland and Cyprus have both experienced banking crises which rocked their economies. Can Greece learn anything from their experiences, asks economics expert Anne Sibert.

World economy: The hidden rocks

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:01
What are the issues that pose the greatest danger to the global economy this year? asks Andrew Walker.

Africa's video game makers dreaming big

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:01
How Africa's games makers plan to make it big

Hard task: Creating more apprentices

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:01
Can business take on three million more?