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The discovery of a nerve cell that controls spitting behavior in worms could increase our understanding of how our brain and nervous system regulates organs like the heart.
In a new study, participants grouped cups of taste solution to identify 'fat' taste as a distinct new taste alongside the traditional basic tastes of salt, sweet and so on.
Researchers have discovered how severely damaged DNA is transported to sites within cells for repair. They also note that repair is often inaccurate and could lead to cancer.
Medical News Today: Awareness of fertility preservation options among younger cancer patients may be low
Many cancer treatments can affect a patient's fertility. Though fertility preservation options are available, awareness of them may be low, according to new research.
A new study suggests that the severity of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms experienced by people making decisions for relatives in ICU may depend on their coping strategy.
Medical News Today: Aromatase inhibitors 'more effective than tamoxifen' for reducing breast cancer deaths
A study finds a class of hormonal drugs - aromatase inhibitors - are more effective than tamoxifen for reducing mortality among women with ER-positive breast cancer.
A large group of America's leading cancer specialists have joined forces in support of action against drug prices, drawing up an action plan to curb costs.
Between 2000 and 2010, rates of autism have tripled. However, a new study suggests that this rise is largely due to changes in intellectual disability categorization in the US.
A study assessing the impact of chemotherapy for cancer patients who are near death finds the treatment does not improve their quality of life.
The European Medicines Agency recommend the use of the world's first malaria vaccine among children aged 6 weeks to 17 months in Africa - where the disease is most prevalent.
Studies presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference suggest that physical exercise could both protect the brain and alleviate symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers have successfully treated cataracts in dogs using eye drops that contain a natural steroid that dissolves the protein clumps that cause the lens to go misty.
Scientists have discovered a compound commonly found in many prescription glaucoma drugs switches off the tuberculosis bacterium's ability to evade the immune system.
Elderly people are most vulnerable to West Nile Virus. A new study suggests this may be down to impairments in the early immune response to the virus among older individuals.
Over-50's who are healthy, active, wealthy and sociable may be at greater risk of harmful drinking, finds a new study published in BMJ Open.
Researchers have found that treatment for a common gut bacteria could have a small benefit in preventing the development of gastric cancer.
Women receive three times as much abuse as men when playing online games. A new study suggests the psychology behind this is rooted in the need to men's desire for social status.
As the 2015 Alzheimer's Association International Conference draws to a close, we look at some of the studies leading us closer to prevention and treatment strategies for dementia.
A study investigating women's perceptions and motivations toward sexual risk-taking on vacation suggests that the US may be lagging behind when it comes to sexual health education.
A new study suggests people's chances of surviving cardiac arrest are higher when ordinary bystanders promptly intervene and start CPR before emergency services arrive.