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Exposing skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure, cut the risk of heart attack and stroke – and even prolong life, a study suggests.
Health May 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
Scientists are a step closer to developing vaccines for a range of diseases that affect 200 million people, mainly in tropical south-east Asia, Africa and Central America.
Immunology Mar 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Cancer patients could be treated more effectively in future with tiny, sensory implants that will monitor tumours in real time and in great detail.
Cancer Mar 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Fresh insights into the protective seal that surrounds the DNA of our cells could help develop treatments for inherited muscle, brain, bone and skin disorders.
Medical research Feb 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
People who are at greater genetic risk of schizophrenia are more likely to see a fall in IQ as they age, even if they do not develop the condition.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A discovery using stem cells from a patient with motor neurone disease could help research into treatments for the condition. The study used a patient's skin cells to create motor neurons - nerve cells that control muscle ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Research at the University of Edinburgh tracked electrical signals in the part of the brain linked to spatial awareness.
Neuroscience Jan 10, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 3 |
Scientists have shed light on why some people are more susceptible to gout than others. A study has identified 18 new genetic variations that increase levels of uric acid in the blood, which is the main cause of the disease. ...
Genetics Dec 23, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Scientists have discovered for the first time how humans – and other mammals – have evolved to have intelligence.
Neuroscience Dec 02, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (33) | 12 |
A large number of friends on Facebook may appear impressive but, according to a new report, the more social circles a person is linked to online the more likely social media will be a source of stress.
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 26, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Proposed funding cuts within the international body responsible for tobacco control will leave the world's poorest countries more vulnerable to smoking-related diseases, a study suggests.
Health Nov 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists have proved a 60-year-old theory about how nerve signals are sent around the body at varying speeds as electrical impulses.
Medical research Oct 11, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—An experimental drug can improve sociability in patients with fragile X syndrome and may be helpful as a treatment for autism, according to a study.
Autism spectrum disorders Sep 24, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—People with degenerative neurological conditions could benefit from research that shows why their brain cells stop communicating properly.
Neuroscience Sep 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Insight into how our bodies make cholesterol could lead to treatments with fewer side-effects than existing drugs.
Cardiology Aug 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0