A simple idea could be a game changer for stem cell research, after a Japanese team found a way to change blood cells into stem cells in only 30 minutes.
China spraying bacteria to stop the spread of desert.
Chinese scientists are using Cyanobacteria to stop the increasing problem of desertification, where overgrazing by livestock and strong winds work to remove the layer of top soil at the edge of deserts, increasing their size every year.
A Judean Date Palm has successfully been regrown from a small stockpile of seeds thought to be around 2,000 years old.
University of Maryland researchers are developing a maggot-like robot that could crawl into a human brain to zap tumors, while the patient is in an MRI machine.
The same type of terahertz radiation which is finding its way into uses such as airport body scanners could also be used to detect melanoma before it even appears visible to the human eye, at its earliest and most treatable stage.