Scientists may have solved the question of why Ashkenazi Jews are significantly more susceptible to a rare genetic disorder known as Gaucher disease - and the answer may help settle the debate about whether they are less susceptible to tuberculosis (TB). We-d unknowingly landed in a debate that's been going on in human genetics for decades: are Ashkenazi Jews somehow less likely to get TB infection? The answer appears to be yes.

Health - Feb 6

A study led by Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) and the University of Manchester (UoM), and funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has found that a psychological therapy called Metacognitive Therapy (MCT) can reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress in heart disease patients when delivered in a self-help format.

Environment - Feb 6

Sussex researchers find pesticide use is linked to garden bird decline Pesticide use by British gardeners is playing a significant role in the declining populations of our songbirds, as shown by the first study of its kind, published in -Science Of The Total Environment.

Chemistry - Feb 6

AI lights the way for futuristic electronics - from bendy TVs to lightweight solar cells. Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming modern electronics - accelerating the design of bendable TV screens, ultra-lightweight revolutionised solar cells and more.

Environment - Feb 6

The UK-s laundry releases microfibres weighing the equivalent of up to 1,500 double-decker buses every year, according to new research. The discovery was made by academics in Leeds' School of Design , who co-created a test to measure how different materials and washing conditions affect the amount of microfibres released into water.

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