Neuroscience

A rough childhood could stunt your brain's growth

U.S. researchers say kids who have had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as abuse or neglect, during their preschool years, can have stunted growth of some brain structures by the time they reach adolescence.

Health

Disturbed childhood can lead to adult insomnia

Parents should help their children with better sleep patterns, along with any problem behavioural issues, because this can lead to severe insomnia in middle age, a groundbreaking new study shows.

Oncology & Cancer

The tumor microenvironment

Cancer researchers are setting their sights on a new kind of cancer treatment that targets the tumor's surrounding environment, called the tumor microenvironment, in contrast to targeting the tumor directly.

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