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It is thought the compound could have the same effect on Alzheimer's as statins on heart disease

'Neurostatin' could help guard against Alzheimer's

The Independent newspaper is to become digital only from the end of March

Closure of Independent print titles 'puts 75 jobs at risk'

Former rugby player Ben Cohen has joined The Jump

Ben Cohen joins The Jump to bolster injury-hit line-up on winter sports show

Police at the scene on Belvidere Road in Liverpool

Eight girls recovering after being hit by a car outside Liverpool school

Latest politics news

World powers work to craft Syria ceasefire

Serial killer Levi Bellfield

Levi Bellfield 'denies confessing to abducting and killing Milly Dowler'

Rolf Harris is to be charged with seven counts of indecent assault

Rolf Harris faces seven more indecent assault charges

David Cameron is preparing for next week's crunch talks in Brussels

David Cameron setting out 'wider agenda' behind EU reform proposals

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Taxpayers' money has been used to lay on a range of dinners, lunches and receptions for colleagues of John Bercow

Speaker splashed out tens of thousands on dinners, lunches and receptions

Ant and Dec will front the show in the grounds of Windsor Castle in May

Queen asked for us to host 90th birthday show, say Ant and Dec

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Scientists believe 'minibrains' will show more reliable results in drug tests than mice or rats

'Minibrains' breakthrough in neuro-research

St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, pictured during a service to mark the centenary of the Press Association

Rupert Murdoch to return to Fleet Street for celebration with Jerry Hall

Fears about so-called designer babies were voiced at the conference

Geneticist 'scared' by prospect of rogue IVF clinics altering babies' DNA

Arthur Simpson-Kent was arrested at Heathrow Airport after his extradition from Ghana

Man remanded over deaths of ex-EastEnders actress Sian Blake and their two sons

Police at the scene on Belvidere Road in Liverpool, where five children have been hit by a car leaving a number of them with serious injuries

Five children injured after being hit by car in Liverpool

Former Premier League footballer Marcus Bent and his partner arrive at Guildford Magistrates Court

Ex-Premier League player Marcus Bent escapes jail over affray and cocaine

Arthur Simpson-Kent has been charged with the murders of Sian Blake and her two sons (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Man charged with murders of ex-EastEnders actress Sian Blake and her two sons

The Philae lander photographed from mother ship Rosetta as it made its way towards the comet

Scientists resigned to loss of contact with Philae space probe

BBC presenter Dan Walker is a devout Christian and does not work on Sundays

My faith will not affect my work, says BBC presenter Dan Walker

Liverpool MP Steve Rotherham, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and shadow home secretary Andy Burnham arrive at the Hillsborough inquest in Warrington

Jeremy Corbyn and Andy Burnham visit Hillsborough inquests

Tarik Hassane has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder and preparation of terrorist acts (CPS/PA)

Man accused of plotting IS-inspired terror attack changes plea to guilty

Barry Manilow has been taken to hospital due to complications from "emergency oral surgery"

Barry Manilow taken to hospital over oral surgery complications

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GlaxoSmithKline has been fined £37.6 million for anti-competitive practices

GlaxoSmithKline and generic pharma firms fined £45m for anti-competitive conduct

Richard Dawkins has pulled out of a tour of Australia and New Zealand

Richard Dawkins cancels Australia and New Zealand tour after suffering stroke

Protests outside the Department of Health in London after Jeremy Hunt announced he would impose a new contract on thousands of junior doctors

Hospital bosses: We didn't back forced doctors contract

Pauline Chai, the estranged wife of Khoo Kay Peng, non-executive chairman of Laura Ashley Holdings

Laura Ashley boss ordered to make settlement offer in 'titanic' divorce battle

Latest courts news

UK website loses High Court action over Google Maps

Factory owner Mohammed Rafiq was found guilty of conspiracy to traffic at Leeds Crown Court

Factory owner who used 'slave workforce' to be sentenced

Figures show first-time buyers joining the property ladder this year have spent on average more than £50,000 on rent

Homeowners spending more than £50,000 on rent before buying first property

Thomas 'Slab' Murphy is due to face a sentencing hearing

Thomas 'Slab' Murphy to be sentenced for tax evasion

Prime Minister David Cameron with Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh

Kids' Company founder denies 'mesmerising' David Cameron

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Rolls-Royce said the restructuring programme it started in November "continues to make good progress"

Rolls-Royce profits fall 12% to £1.4bn

Chewing sugar-free gum can be "extremely effective" in reducing the risk of decay, researchers said

Youngsters chewing sugar-free gum 'could save NHS £8.2m' in dental treatments

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Concerns have been raised about the rate of prisoner suicides

Prison suicides cost taxpayer up to £300m a year - charity

Pensioners are living longer than ever, according to a sudy

Pensioners can expect to live longer than ever, study shows

Novelist Frederick Forsyth has penned the words to a song performed by Royal Opera House soprano Melissa

Novelist Frederick Forsyth takes on lyricist role in song for soldiers

The TUC said it was "disappointed" firms would not have to publish their gender pay gap figures until 2018

Companies to publish gender pay gap under new government initiative

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MPs say new European Union data protection laws do not go far enough

Personal data privacy breaches 'should carry a jail term'

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The Department for Transport has been urged to develop an alternative commercial strategy to be used if competition for rail franchises continues to fall

Rail franchises may not be value for money due to dwindling interest - MPs

NUT general secretary Christine Blower said primary school children have "burst into tears with frustration" at the tests because they do not understand what they are supposed to be doing.

Baseline tests on infants should be scrapped, teachers' union says

James Argent is returning to The Jump

James 'Arg' Argent returns to The Jump after Linford Christie injury

New research suggests that e-cigarette vapour may be as damaging as tobacco smoke to the nervous systems of the foetus or newborn infant

E-cigarette vapour 'as damaging for babies' brain development as tobacco smoke'

Undated handout photo issued by Dorset Police of David Chadwick who was released from prison recently but breached his licence conditions on Tuesday, Dorset police said.

Police hunt paedophile over licence breach

 Adam Johnson has been sacked by Premier League Sunderland

Adam Johnson sacked by Sunderland after admitting sexual activity with girl

About 317.8 billion miles were travelled on Britain's roads in 2015

Traffic in Britain hits highest level with 317.8bn miles travelled

Metropolitan Police commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe will remain in the post until at least September 2017

Met Police chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has contract extended for a year

Three in ten female rape victims were aged under 16

30% of female rape victims are girls aged under 16

Student Muzi Li at the Institute of Gravitational Research at Glasgow University holding a phone that shows a computer simulation of gravity waves - ripples in spacetime - which have been detected by scientists a century after Albert Einstein predicted th

Einstein's gravity waves detected a century after his prediction

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Matt Brittin, president of Google Europe, Middle East and Africa, was accused of "living on another planet"

Google: We pay 'fair' tax amount in the UK

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