Immunology

A question of time

A team led by the Freiburg biologists Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schamel and Prof. Dr. Wilfried Weber conducted an experiment in which they controlled the duration of the interaction of a specific protein with T cells, a type of ...

Ophthalmology

No, your computer probably won't blind you

About two months ago, two of my colleagues showed up to work wearing identical new glasses. When I made a joke about everyone going to see the same optometrist, I was informed that the specs were "computer glasses—over-the-counter ...

Ophthalmology

Why Victorians feared modern technology would make everyone blind

From concerns over blue light to digital strain and dryness, headlines today often worry how smartphones and computer screens might be affecting the health of our eyes. But while the technology may be new, this concern certainly ...

Health

When commuters vanish—the effect of darkness on active travel

Picture the scene: it is 5:30pm on a Tuesday at the end of October and the streets are full of people walking and cycling home from work. The following week, at the same time, the number of walkers and cyclists has dropped ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Insecure childhood can make dealing with stress harder

Imagine two candidates at a high stakes job interview. One of them handles the pressure with ease and sails through the interview. The other candidate, however, feels very nervous and under-performs.

Oncology & Cancer

Skin cancer survivor inspires research study

A patient with a rare condition that led to him developing skin cancer is helping medical experts discover why some other patients are not protecting themselves from the sun.

Oncology & Cancer

Natural compound attacks HER2 positive breast cancer cells

(Medical Xpress)—A common compound known to fight lymphoma and skin conditions actually has a second method of action that makes it particularly deadly against certain aggressive breast tumors, researchers at Duke Medicine ...

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