Medical research

New mechanism for male infertility discovered

A new study led from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden links male infertility to autoimmune prostatic inflammation. The findings are published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

Neuroscience

Deciphering the neural code that links food to aging

Diet exerts a major impact on health and ageing. The nervous system plays an important role in this process but, thus far, how food signals are interpreted by the nervous system has been a mystery. This is an important question ...

Health

Dramatic drop in maternal mortality in Gambia

Long-term research collaboration has helped reduce maternal mortality in the Gambia to less than half its previous level over 14 years. However, the country is still facing numerous challenges in terms of health.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Midwifery students learn about women over 40 having a baby

The Royal College of Midwives State of Maternity Services Report 2013, out this week, shows an increase in the number of older and obese mothers and a baby boom in 2012. Dr Tracey Mills, from The University of Manchester's ...

Oncology & Cancer

Immune cells open window to breast cancer risk

University of Adelaide researchers have made a major discovery that highlights the important role played by immune cells in the risk of developing breast cancer.

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