Medicine May 22
Scientists have shown how diesel fumes trigger respiratory reflexes which could potentially worsen underlying conditions, such as asthma. The study, led by researchers at Imperial College London, is the first to demonstrate a mechanism by which diesel exhaust particles, a major component of air pollution in European cities, directly affect the lungs to initiate symptoms such as a tightening of the airways and cough.
Social Sciences May 22

More than half (60%) of people living in poverty in the UK live in a household where someone is in work, the highest figure recorded, according to a new Cardiff University report.

Medicine May 22

Researchers into the common hearing condition ‘tinnitus' are calling for help from the public for a new study to try to improve future medical investigations into the problem.

Astronomy May 22
Astronomy

An international team of astronomers, including researchers from the University of Cambridge, used data gathered by the Kepler Space Telescope to observe and confirm details of the outermost of seven exoplanets orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1.

Astronomy May 22
Astronomy

Researchers have shown how singularities - which are normally only found at the centre of black holes and hidden from view - could exist in highly curved three-dimensional space.