Mexico City Earthquake Update: All Children Are Accounted For

A strong earthquake that hit Mexico City and other central areas has killed at least 273 people, officials say. Search teams are working feverishly to find any survivors who were trapped.

A Chip That Reprograms Cells Helps Healing, At Least In Mice

Scientists have created an electronic wafer that reprogrammed damaged skin cells on a mouse's leg to grow new blood vessels and help a wound heal.

Man dies attempting to swim English Channel - BBC News

A man in his 40s has died after attempting to swim the English Channel. Douglas Waymark is understood to have got into difficulty while taking part in a gruelling triathlon.

Worst-ever dengue outbreak kills up to 300 in Sri Lanka

Government and aid agencies scale up efforts as hospitals overflow with patients, with dengue cases topping 100,000.

How the Ebola Virus Affects the Human Body

The Ebola virus is a member of the Filoviridae family of RNA viruses. It causes an often fatal disease in humans called Ebola hemorrhagic fever.

Robots are milking scorpions for venom that can be used in cancer research

A new 'scorpion-milking' robot has been built to extract venom faster and more safely than ever before.

A diabetes medication that costs 6 cents a pill could become the next big anti-aging drug

A generic drug that's used to treat type 2 diabetes could help people live longer, healthier lives. Metformin, a drug that's been approved in the US for decades, is typically taken as a pill every day by people with diabetes.

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