Medical research

Amoeba biology reveals potential treatment target for lung disease

In a series of experiments that began with amoebas—single-celled organisms that extend podlike appendages to move around—Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they have identified a genetic pathway that could be activated ...

Medical research

Scientists find protein critical for tissue regeneration

A flatworm known for its ability to regenerate cells is shedding more light on how cancer could be treated and how regenerative medicine could better target diseases, according to researchers at the University of California, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Five ways 'bad' behaviour can benefit you—and others

"I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself." This quote from the television host and comedian Johnny Carson illustrates an uncomfortable truth—that ...

Oncology & Cancer

Garlic oil may ease adverse effects of chemotherapy and radiation

(Medical Xpress)—Demand has grown recently to find more natural ways to reduce the adverse effects of the two major methods for cancer treatment, ionizing radiation and chemotherapy. A new study in the Journal of Food Science, ...

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