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Lab-grown oesophagus implanted in mice

Image copyright GOSH/ICH/CRICK Image caption The lab-engineered oesophagus was capable of wave-like muscle contractions Scientists in London have grown a bio-engineered oesophagus which was successfully implanted into mice. The work, published in Nature Communications, was led by scientists at Great Ormond Street Hospital (Gosh) and the Francis Crick Institute. The …

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Standing-desk workers ‘less tired, more engaged’

Image copyright Getty Images New research suggests that standing desks, which allow employees to alter their position during the day, may boost performance at work. A number of NHS staff were given new desks and set goals for standing time. After a year, researchers found sitting time was reduced by …

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What works for treating children’s colds?

Image copyright Getty Images Children get six to eight colds a year – twice as many as adults – but there’s little evidence on what helps improve symptoms like blocked or runny noses and sneezing. So are there remedies worth trying? Pharmacies and supermarkets are full of cough and cold …

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