Oncology & Cancer

'Sponge on a string' test to transform esophageal cancer diagnosis

A "sponge on a string" pill test can identify ten times more people with Barrett's esophagus than the usual GP route, according to a new study funded by Cancer Research UK and published in The Lancet today. The test, which ...

Oncology & Cancer

Blood cell mutations linked to leukemias are inevitable as we age

A new study by researchers at the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Science in Japan reports differences in blood cell mutations between Japanese and European populations. The study found that these pre-clinical mutations ...

Medical research

Study details molecular effects of exercise

A simple blood test may be able to determine how physically fit you are, according to a new study conducted by scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Medications

Promising advance in depression research

Depression is a common psychiatric disorder and one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Antidepressants are the first-line treatment for moderate to severe major depressive episodes. Despite their effectiveness, ...

Medical research

Inactive pill ingredients could raise the dose of your medication

The average medication contains a mix of eight "inactive" ingredients added to pills to make them taste better, last longer, and stabilize the active ingredients within. Some of those additives are now getting a closer look ...

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