Medications

Therapeutically effective drugs for bladder cancer identified

Hundreds of chemical compounds were screened on cell cultures representing different stages and subtypes of bladder cancer and several promising agents with inhibitory (growth-inhibiting) effects were identified. A drug used ...

Medical research

The vital need for animal testing

ETH Zurich and the other Swiss universities are committed to reducing the stress and suffering experienced by laboratory animals. However, an outright ban on animal testing—being put to the vote in a popular initiative ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How the brain helps us focus our attention

How can we shift from a state of inattentiveness to one of highest attention? The locus coeruleus, literally the "blue spot," is a tiny cluster of cells at the base of the brain. As the main source of the neurotransmitter ...

Health

Nutritional new year's resolutions

The new year encourages creative resolutions after indulging throughout the holidays. Nutritional goals, when set in moderation, can have a lasting effect on overall physical health. A registered dietitian with Baylor College ...

Health

An overview of the effectiveness of anti-aging diets

A small team of researchers from the University of Washington and one with the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, has conducted a review of research conducted regarding the effectiveness of anti-aging diets and has found ...

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