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Immunotherapy - where the immune system is trained to attack cancer and other diseases - is proving hard to realize in practice. A new cell-squeezing device may rekindle progress.
Researchers have discovered fossils of a human ancestor in Ethiopia up to 3.5 million-years-old that overlaps in time with the famous Lucy species, Australopithecus afarensis.
Medical News Today: 430,000-year-old skull fractures may represent earliest case of murder in humans
A 430,000-year-old skull uncovered from a cave in northern Spain has fractures that researchers believe were intentional, representing the earliest case of murder in human history.
The main approach to hip fracture prevention is neither viable as a public health strategy nor cost-effective, and drugs give 'small effect at a risk,' claims BMJ campaign article.
Researchers have discovered a protein that drives the spread of breast cancer to the bone, bringing us a step closer to finding a way to prevent secondary breast cancer.
A new study suggests that women who strictly follow a Mediterranean diet could reduce their risk of endometrial cancer by more than half.
Elderly people who drink moderate amounts of alcohol may experience alterations to heart structure and poorer heart function, a new study finds, with women most at risk.
The schedule 1 classification of LSD, psilocybin and other psychedelics makes research into their potential therapeutic benefits almost impossible, argues one expert.
A simple chip-based test that diagnoses antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hours instead of days promises to allow doctors to pick the right antibiotic first time.
By finding a way to isolate the protein biomarkers of disease in urine, researchers have devised a potentially faster, cheaper test that could reduce the need for blood samples.
In a phase 3 trial, researchers showed how a genetically modified herpes virus halted disease progression in patients with advanced melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer.
A new study published in The BMJ finds that modern oral contraceptives are associated with an increased risk of serious blood clots.
In a mouse study, researchers have found that the Ebola virus is unable to infect cells unless it attaches to a specific host protein first.
A new study suggests that moderate to severe depression in patients with heart failure is associated with a fivefold increase in all-cause mortality.
Infants who live at altitudes above 8,000 ft may be at higher risk of sudden infant death syndrome, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Colorado.
A study of at-risk British youth finds that a personalized cognitive behavior intervention may significantly prevent, reduce or delay cannabis use.
A new study of what the cold sore virus does to host cell machinery shows it disrupts host gene transcription termination, advancing our understanding of this and similar viruses.
A new study finds that glancing at a grassy green rooftop for only 40 seconds can result in fewer errors and better concentration in attention-sapping mental tasks.
Living near a busy road, railroad or under aircraft noise was tied to greater waist sizes in a study that suggests a link between central obesity and these environmental stressors.
Medical News Today: Being very overweight or obese in late teens may raise later-life colorectal cancer risk
Men who are very overweight or obese aged 16-20 may be more than twice as likely to develop colorectal cancer later in life, according to a new study.