Oncology & Cancer

Potential upgrades on in vitro toxicological cell-based models

Over the last 100 years, knowledge regarding drug toxicity has increased significantly, especially since the thalidomide tragedy of the mid-20th century. This tragedy marked the beginning of rigorous drug approval and monitoring ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Deep pragmatism' as a source of morality

You could be forgiven for believing that some of the most vexing issues of our time—partisan gridlock, abortion, climate change, Middle East strife—might never yield to progress. After all, the debates are so emotionally ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Tips to help kids cope following tragic news events

(Medical Xpress)—The mass-shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn., raises many questions: How do you talk to your children about such a horrendous event? Is there an age that's too early to have this discussion?

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer: Kill the messenger

A small molecule developed at the Weizmann Institute prevents a cancer-causing message from entering the cell nucleus.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Adversity can be a catalyst for positive change

Tragedy, natural disasters, terrorism, divorce; 75 per cent of us will experience some form of trauma in life. But the experience can be a catalyst for positive change.

Health

Spousal death key link to loss of independent living for seniors

The death of a spouse is always a tragedy, but for seniors, that tragedy can spur some significant life changes. And one University of Alberta researcher says the choices they make are something policymakers need to pay attention ...

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