Scientists have discovered a molecular mechanism that could help explain how multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases can be exacerbated by the onset of an infection.
Immunology Feb 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A team of scientists from the Scripps Research Institute, collaborating with members of the drug discovery company Receptos, has created the first high-resolution virtual image of cellular structures called ...
Medical research Feb 16, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 2 |
For decades, the blood thinner heparin has been used to prevent and treat blood clots. Could it be just as effective in treating cancer?
Cancer Feb 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Oral nutritional interventions help increase nutritional intake and improve some aspects of quality of life (QOL) in malnourished cancer patients or those who are at nutritional risk, but do not effect mortality, according ...
Cancer Feb 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
At the most basic level, the immune system must distinguish self from non-self, that is, it must discriminate between the molecular signatures of invading pathogens (non-self antigens) and cellular constituents that usually ...
Medical research Feb 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- In a commentary on the biosecurity controversy surrounding publication of bird flu research details, a bioethicist and a vaccine expert at Johns Hopkins reaffirm that "all scientists have an affirmativ ...
Other Feb 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A scientific team led by researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the Charite Berlin Medical University has made a completely unprecedented discovery showing how much our immune system is provoked into action when ...
Medical research Feb 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Neuroscientists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have made a dramatic breakthrough in their efforts to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. The researchers' findings, published in the journal Science, show t ...
Neuroscience Feb 09, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (73) | 18 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) at the University of Cambridge have identified a brain abnormality which is found in drug-dependent individuals as well as their ...
Neuroscience Feb 02, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (8) | 2 |
A study of a controversial housing project that allows chronically homeless people with severe alcohol problems to drink in their apartments found that during their first two years in the building residents cut their heavy ...
Health Jan 19, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
In a major shake-up of scientists' understanding of what determines the fate of cells, researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have shown that cells have some control over their own destiny.
Medical research Jan 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- It's official: older adults are naturally inclined to drive in the middle of the road, leaving the younger generation to cut corners.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 04, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 2
When you experience a new event, your brain encodes a memory of it by altering the connections between neurons. This requires turning on many genes in those neurons. Now, MIT neuroscientists have identified ...
Neuroscience Dec 22, 2011 | 5 / 5 (17) | 5 |
Scientists at the BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, and the University of British Columbia are excited over a discovery made while studying rare tumour types.
Cancer Dec 21, 2011 | 5 / 5 (10) | 0 |
Will a drug used to treat childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia and other pediatric cancers cause heart problems later in life?
Cancer Dec 16, 2011 | not rated yet | 0