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Oncology & Cancer

Turning the molecular clock back on halts neuroblastoma tumor growth

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Cancer Center have found that the molecular clock may be key to treating neuroblastoma. The researchers studied patients with high expression of MYCN, known to ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Eating for hunger or pleasure? Regulating these feeding behaviors involves different brain circuits

Many times we eat, not because we are hungry, but because of social pressures or because the food is so appetizing, that, even though we are full, we just want another bite.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Another byproduct of the pandemic: paranoia

The COVID-19 pandemic increased our feelings of paranoia, particularly in states where wearing masks was mandated, a new Yale study has shown. That heightened paranoia was particularly acute in states where adherence to mask ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Exploring empathy in everyday life

Researchers at the University of Toronto are studying our capacity for empathy, or our ability to sense and understand someone else's emotions, and are debunking some common misconceptions along the way.

Neuroscience

Brain fingerprints help doctors detect neurological disease

An EPFL scientist has found that brain fingerprints—or maps of the neural connections within our brain—can be used to detect a decline in cognitive ability. That's because the fingerprints are harder to detect in people ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

'Light flash' treatment might help slow Alzheimer's

While efforts to develop Alzheimer's medications have so far borne little fruit, new research highlights the therapeutic promise of two non-drug tools: light and sound.

Neuroscience

Fruit fly study reveals function of taste neurons

What can the fruit fly teach us about taste and how chemicals cause our taste buds to recognize sweet, sour, bitter, umami, and salty tastes? Quite a lot, according to University of California, Riverside, researchers who ...

Oncology & Cancer

What makes some immune cells better at killing melanoma

T cells rely on surface proteins called T cell receptors (TCRs) to bind to and destroy viruses, cancer cells, and other invaders in the body. T cells that infiltrate tumors, however, can have varied, sometimes ineffective ...