Cambridge scientists film embryo implantation for the first time
Cambridge University biologists have cracked the so-called 'black box' of embryonic development, a mystery which has long puzzled scientists. The researchers have found a way to record the earliest stages of an embryo's growth and have filmed for the first time ever, the moment of implantation, opening new possibilities for improved methods of IVF treatment and regenerative medicine. Jim Drury has more.
Adventurer Bear Grylls, TV presenter Helen Skelton and former England rugby world cup winner Ben Kay were among the celebrities to abseil down the BT Tower to raise money for Sport Relief and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.
European Union governments and parliamentarians will try to reach a compromise this week on how to wind down failing banks and who picks up the bill. As Joanna Partridge reports the need for a deal is becoming increasingly urgent.
Shares in Fyffes have jumped by a third after news that U.S. fruit distributor Chiquita Brands International Inc is to buy its Ireland-based rival for $526 million. But as Ciara Sutton reports there are concerns about what will become the world's biggest banana supplier.