Worms are being used to research the human aging process. Scientists have come up with some astonishing results on the basis of experiments with tiny roundworms that only live a few weeks.
The former archbishop of Cologne, Joachim Meisner, has died at the age of 83. A charismatic and often controversial figure, he was widely regarded as Germany's leading conservative Catholic.
US regulators have approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells to fight childhood leukemia. Experts say it may open the way to treating other cancers with a similar procedure.
Everyone knows diabetes. Those who suffer from it have to inject themselves with insulin every day and have strict dietary restrictions - right? Not quite. Time to clear up some prejudices with DW's fact check.
If you're a male over the age of 25, chances are you've survived the worst of your "stupid" risk-taking phases. Richard Bribiescas says men are still more likely to die younger than most women - though we don't know why.
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