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Switching brain development on and off

(Medical Xpress)—The possibility of nerve cell regeneration is a step closer after neuroscientists identified the genetic signals that play a crucial role in normal development - driving stem cells to produce ...

Jan 30, 2014
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A new approach to cancer treatment published

(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists have discovered a mechanism that causes an aggressive type of lung cancer to re-grow following chemotherapy, offering hope for new therapies.

Oct 10, 2011
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Scientists unlock gender key to treating stroke

(Medical Xpress)—Stroke is Australia's second biggest killer after coronary heart disease and a leading cause of disability, and there is no treatment for the disease which costs the Australian economy ...

Jan 27, 2014
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Ugly in the brain of the beholder

When people think of mental illness related to body image, the first thing that usually comes to mind is anorexia or associated eating disorders. But, the lesser known body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is five times more prevalent ...

Jan 02, 2014
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A step closer to muscle regeneration

(Medical Xpress)—Muscle cell therapy to treat some degenerative diseases, including Muscular Dystrophy, could be a more realistic clinical possibility, now that scientists have found a way to isolate muscle cells from embryonic ...

Dec 10, 2013
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New discovery in quest for better drugs

Scientists have combined cutting edge computer modelling with pharmacology and medicinal chemistry to reveal new insights into how the body interacts with novel drug treatments, in research that could lead ...

Oct 14, 2013
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A healthy side effect of diabetes drug

(Medical Xpress)—New research has shown the promising potential of a glucose-regulating drug to improve the condition of arteries for diabetes sufferers, possibly protecting them against heart attack or ...

Sep 23, 2013
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'Minor infection' impacts women's social lives

(Medical Xpress)—New research has shown that a common vaginal infection, often regarded as minor, is having a major effect on women's lives, with recurrent sufferers avoiding sex and even social activities.

Sep 11, 2013
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