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Nicolas Gutierrez, MSc, PhD Nicolas Gutierrez, MSc, PhD

Researchers have come out on the side of teenagers saying school should start later as it improves grades, punctuality and health. Science says it’s because teens’ natural sleep cycles are different from the adult body clock.

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Researchers have identified the cells in our eyes that let light from smartphone screens disrupt sleep, cause insomnia, metabolic diseases or mood disorders.

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Research shows that we can regulate our weight and protect ourselves from metabolic diseases even when genes affecting our eating habits are malfunctioning.

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Scientists discovered that a drug used for some rare cancers can shut down cells' energy supplies. This would help to target a wider range of cancers with less intrusive therapies.

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The dysfunction of cells' energy generators - the mitochondria - plays a key role in multiple sclerosis and offers new ways of treatment.

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Scientists have recently found that switching off the coincidentally named THOR gene can prevent tumour growth in the skin and lungs.

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