Medications

What happens to medicines after their use-by dates

It is estimated that there is a staggering £300m worth of medicine unused in the UK every year. But is it safe to take these medicines if they are past their expiry date?

Health

What the brain really thinks about forever chemicals

The human-made chemicals that make our kitchen pans stick-free, our athletic wear water-repellent and firefighting chemicals more efficient do their jobs incredibly well, but it's at the expense of lingering in the body and ...

Genetics

Scientists link rapid brain growth in autism to DNA damage

Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered a unique pattern of DNA damage that arises in brain cells derived from individuals with a macrocephalic form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The observation, published ...

Genetics

Scientists highlight potential of exposome research

Over the last two decades, the health sciences have been transformed by genomics, which has provided insights into genetic risk factors for human disease. While powerful, the genomics revolution has also revealed the limits ...

Oncology & Cancer

Inhibition of p38 reduces the growth of lung tumors

One of the biggest challenges faced by biomedicine is the development of more selective and efficient cancer treatments. In 2018, 1.7 million people died from lung cancer worldwide, a number equivalent to the population of ...

Neuroscience

New tool for investigating brain cells, Parkinson's, and more

NMDARs (N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors) serve as valves on nerve cells, controlling the flow of electrical signals in the brain. This special group of receptors is suspect in many neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's, ...

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