Psychology & Psychiatry

Happiness and the evolution of brain size

During human evolution, the size of the brain increased, especially in a particular part called the neocortex. The neocortex enables us to speak, dream and think. In search of the causes underlying neocortex expansion, researchers ...

Medications

Potential drug treatment for particular type of lung-cancer

The effectiveness of cancer treatment is often hampered by cancer cells being heterogeneous. This is the case for EGFR-mutated lung cancer: drugs based on biomolecules of a type known as tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) have ...

Oncology & Cancer

New drug targets for lethal brain cancer discovered

More than 200 genes with novel and known roles in glioblastoma—the most aggressive type of brain cancer—offer promising new drug targets. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Addenbrooke's Hospital and their ...

Medical research

'Terminator' protein halts cancer-causing cellular processes

Essential processes in mammalian cells are controlled by proteins called transcription factors. For example, the transcription factor HIF-1 is triggered by a low-oxygen situation to cause the cell to adapt to decreased oxygen.

Oncology & Cancer

Combined drug treatment for lung cancer and secondary tumors

Researchers at Kanazawa University report in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology a promising novel approach for a combined treatment of the most common type of lung cancer and associated secondary cancers in the central nervous ...

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