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Pollen count: Could this popular beverage help keep symptoms at bay? One study suggests so

Pollen is all set to be a nuisance today, with the Met Office forecasting medium to high levels across the country. People can expect a runny nose and itchy eyes, as the disruptive grass pollen season comes to a close. People should generally think twice about having a tipple – alcoholic drinks are proven to… Read More »

Non-addictive CRISPR-edited tobacco could help eliminate smoking

Growing low-nicotine tobacco could help people stop smokingDescription:zakir hossain chowdhury/Barcroft Media via Getty By Michael Le Page A gene-edited tobacco plant created using the CRISPR technique has the lowest ever amount of nicotine. It could boost efforts to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels, as the US plans to do. Felix Stehle and Julia Schachtsiek at the… Read More »

Norovirus structures could help develop treatments for food poisoning

Noroviruses are a leading cause of food-borne illness outbreaks, accounting for 58% of all outbreaks and cause 685 million cases worldwide each year. There is no effective therapeutic against them. Having knowledge of the intricate structure of the outer layer of noroviruses, the capsid, which allows the virus to attach to its human host, could… Read More »