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Neuroscience

The possible effects of cinnamon on memory and learning

Cinnamon, the well-known aromatic spice that many of us use to bake cakes and cook savory dishes, is derived from the inner bark of Cinnamomum trees. These are evergreen trees found in the Himalayas and other mountain areas, ...

Oncology & Cancer

A new tumor-suppressive gene that boosts personalized treatment response in breast cancer

A research team from LKS Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) discovered that somatic deletion of a tumor suppressor gene AKTIP promotes luminal breast cancer development and resistance to endocrine therapy. ...

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Obstetrics & gynaecology

1 in 5 pregnant people found to lack measles immunity

Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that one in five newborn babies may not have measles antibodies passed down from their ...

Immunology

How the body's defenses keep their weapons in check

The signaling molecules of the immune system should trigger a response only where necessary. To prevent a life-threatening spread to the rest of the body, connective tissue can absorb these molecules like a sponge. A team ...

Medications

AI could speed up discovery of new medicines

Artificial intelligence that could reduce the cost and speed-up the discovery of new medicines has been developed as part of a collaboration between researchers at the University of Sheffield and AstraZeneca.

Medications

Genetic analysis can reduce adverse drug reactions by 30%

Patients can experience 30% fewer serious adverse reactions if their drugs are tailored to their genes, reports a study published in The Lancet. A European collaboration involving researchers from Karolinska Institutet suggests ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experimental NIH Sudan virus vaccine protects macaques

A National Institutes of Health research group with extensive experience studying ebolavirus countermeasures has successfully developed a vaccine against Sudan virus (SUDV) based on the licensed Ebola virus (EBOV) vaccine. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Why lung cancer doesn't respond well to immunotherapy

Immunotherapy—drug treatment that stimulates the immune system to attack tumors—works well against some types of cancer, but it has shown mixed success against lung cancer.