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Psychology & Psychiatry

Immune responses during embryo development could increase risk of schizophrenia

Past research has often highlighted the effects that immune activation in pregnant women can have on the development of human embryos, for instance increasing the risk of a child developing psychiatric disorders later in ...

Medical research

'Turncoat' macrophages in the tumor 'micro-environment' underlie breast cancer progression

New research that is examining the "tumor microenvironment" reveals not only how macrophages can become extraordinary turncoats but also how they can actively support tumor growth and metastatic progression in certain forms ...

Medical research

Gut microbes: The key to normal sleep

With fall and winter holidays coming up, many will be pondering the relationship between food and sleep. Researchers led by Professor Masashi Yanagisawa at the University of Tsukuba in Japan hope they can focus people on ...

Medical research

Researchers find how stress and the circadian clock affect sleep

A Nagoya University-led research team in Japan has found a new neural pathway that links the circadian clock, stress, and wakefulness in mammals. The team identified a neuron, called the corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) ...

Vaccination

AstraZeneca says its vaccine needs 'additional study'

The head of British drug manufacturer AstraZeneca said on Thursday further research was needed on its COVID-19 vaccine after questions emerged over the protection it offers, but the additional testing is unlikely to affect ...

Oncology & Cancer

Big data powers design of 'smart' cell therapies for cancer

Finding medicines that can kill cancer cells while leaving normal tissue unscathed is a Holy Grail of oncology research. In two new papers, scientists at UC San Francisco and Princeton University present complementary strategies ...

Neuroscience

Scientists develop new gene therapy for eye disease

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have developed a new gene therapy approach that offers promise for one day treating an eye disease that leads to a progressive loss of vision and affects thousands of people across the ...

Oncology & Cancer

Research reveals why some tumors have different makeup of cells

Molecular changes in cells called fibroblasts, which help provide support for tissues throughout the body, may explain why one type of colon cancer doesn't respond to therapy, according to a team of researchers from Weill ...

Cardiology

Quick bursts of exercise can help diabetics' hearts

(HealthDay)—Frequent, short exercise sessions may be better for diabetes patients' blood vessels than longer and fewer workouts, and that may reduce their risk of heart disease, according to a new study.

Oncology & Cancer

New therapy to target the spread of bowel cancer

For the first time, SAHMRI and University of Adelaide researchers are investigating gene therapy as an option to help people with metastatic bowel cancer.

Psychology & Psychiatry

When hoarding becomes a health problem

Hoarding is a recognized mental health condition and should be treated as such—without the stigma associated with high-profile cases seen in the media, a UNSW clinical psychologist says.