Oncology & Cancer

Putting black skin cancer to sleep—for good

An international research team has succeeded in stopping the growth of malignant melanoma by reactivating a protective mechanism that prevents tumor cells from dividing. The team used chemical agents to block the enzymes ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Getting closer to treatment for Parkinson's

More than 10 million people worldwide have Parkinson's disease. The cause of Parkinson's disease is unknown and thus no effective treatments exist. A study from the University of Bergen (UiB) suggests that the secret of the ...

Medical research

Autophagy helps fast track stem cell activation

Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered a link between a protective mechanism used by cells and the activation of muscle stem cells. Cells use autophagy to recycle cellular "building blocks" ...

Medical research

Protecting the skin from sun exposure

The ultraviolet radiation (UVR) present in sunlight is the most common environmental carcinogen, and long-term exposure to UVR can lead to skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. To develop better methods of protection ...

Medical research

New method to increase survival in sepsis discovered

Sepsis, the body's response to severe infections, kills more people than breast cancer, prostate cancer and HIV/AIDS combined. On average, 30 percent of those diagnosed with sepsis die.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Breastfeeding good for mum's blood pressure later in life

(Medical Xpress)—Breastfeeding is not only good for baby but also good for mums with a new study by the University of Western Sydney finding breastfeeding reduces the chances of mums developing high blood pressure even ...

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