Oncology & Cancer

Smoking worsens prognosis for men with prostate cancer

Smokers have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer, but a higher risk of dying from the disease, according to a large population study led by Lund University in Sweden. The researchers followed more than 350,000 people ...

Neuroscience

Five diseases attack language areas in brain

There are five different diseases that attack the language areas in the left hemisphere of the brain that slowly cause progressive impairments of language known as primary progressive aphasia (PPA), reports a new Northwestern ...

Cardiology

Maternal deaths caused by chronic hypertension continue to rise

Chronic hypertension is contributing substantially to maternal deaths in the United States, with particular risk among Black women, according to new research from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School's Department of ...

Oncology & Cancer

Testicular cancer: Improved treatment and prognosis

An international research consortium, in which Inselspital, Bern University Hospital and the University of Bern participated, has reassessed and updated the previous classification of metastatic testicular cancer in a comprehensive ...

Medical research

New targets for antibodies in the fight against SARS-CoV-2

An international team of researchers examined the antibodies from a large cohort of COVID-19 patients. Due to the way antibodies are made, each person that is infected has the potential to produce many antibodies that target ...

Medical research

Increased weight gain with HIV-therapy TAF medication

Research team Inselspital and University of Bern found an above average weight gain associated with increase blood lipids after switching HIV-therapy from TDF to TAF. Additional individual counseling will be necessary to ...

Genetics

Biomarkers in fathers' sperm linked to offspring autism

Biomarkers in human sperm have been identified that can indicate a propensity to father children with autism spectrum disorder. These biomarkers are epigenetic, meaning they involve changes to molecular factors that regulate ...

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