Genetics

Impact of meth use depends on your genes

New research led by La Trobe University has uncovered genetic clues which could explain why some people have more severe side effects from long-term methamphetamine use than others.

Oncology & Cancer

Root of childhood kidney cancer discovered

A fundamental change in our understanding of the childhood kidney cancer Wilms' tumour is on the horizon, after the discovery of its earliest genetic root by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators. ...

Health

Avatars against obesity

New therapies against excessive weight: A collaborative project led by the University of Würzburg develops virtual reality methods to positively affect the body perception of obese patients.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO needs urgent change to tackle health crises: experts

The World Health Organization (WHO) is unprepared to deal with crises like the Ebola outbreak and requires fundamental change, supported by an increase in funding, experts warned Tuesday.

Other

Academic urology training program in crisis

(HealthDay)—The current system of Graduate Medical Education (GME) funding is not adequate in funding urology residency programs and may lead to a significant shortage of urologists in the United States, according to research ...

Medical research

Researchers discover tactic to delay age-related disorders

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have shown that eliminating cells that accumulate with age could prevent or delay the onset of age-related disorders and disabilities. The study, performed in mouse models, provides the first evidence ...