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Medical News Today: Most accurate map of the human cortex unvelied

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 23:00
Mapping the most complex organ known to man was never going to be easy. Using new methods, the most detailed map of the cerebral cortex is now complete.

Medical News Today: Asthma cure? Blocking 'rogue' gene shows promise

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 08:00
Instead of an inflammatory response to airways triggering asthma, researchers find the disease may arise as a result of a 'rogue' gene called ADAM33.

Medical News Today: Mental illness: Could brain size be a risk factor?

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 07:00
Scientists explain why larger brains are more susceptible to mental illness.The larger the brain, the weaker the long-distance cortical connections.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's protein spreads through space between brain cells

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 06:00
Tau protein is known to spread from neuron to neuron in Alzheimer's. Now, a new study shows at least one way is via the extracellular space between cells.

Medical News Today: Smoking makes women vulnerable to brain bleeds, study finds

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 23:00
Women who smoke are much more likely than male smokers to experience a form of stroke called subarachnoid hemorrhage - bleeding in the lining of the brain.

Medical News Today: Does the immune system influence our social behavior?

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 23:00
Until recently, the immune system and brain were considered entirely separate systems. New work shows that they are even more entwined than first thought.

Medical News Today: 8 Common Causes of Breast Pain

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 23:00
Learn about some of the common causes of breast pain. These causes include skin changes, certain types of medication, and infections.

Medical News Today: Could antibiotics reduce levels of Alzheimer's-causing plaques?

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 08:00
Treating mice with antibiotics decreases the level of plaques that cause Alzheimer’s disease and elevates microglial cell inflammation in the brain.

Medical News Today: New sunscreen compound protects against UVA-induced skin aging, cancer

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 07:00
Researchers have created a compound that offers high protection against skin damage caused by UVA radiation, and they call for it to be added to sunscreen.

Medical News Today: 'Smart thread' enables 3-D tissue embedding for medical diagnostics

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 06:00
Researchers have embedded thread-based microfluidic networks with sensors inside 3-D tissue to measure tissue properties and transmit them wirelessly.

Medical News Today: What Alternatives to NSAIDs are Available?

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 05:00
Find out about the alternatives to NSAIDs - nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This article looks at side effects, precautions, and when they're used.

Medical News Today: Chickens could protect against malaria

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 23:00
Researchers reveal how odors emitted by chickens repel mosquitoes. The discovery could lead to new strategies to protect humans against malaria.

Medical News Today: Postmenopausal hormone therapy has no effect on memory

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 23:00
One of the first large-scale, long-term studies to investigate the effects of hormone therapy on memory in postmenopausal women draws a blank.

Medical News Today: Chlamydia: World's first vaccine in sight

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 08:00
Researchers have identified an antigen that may protect against different strains of chlamydia-causing bacteria, paving the way for a chlamydia vaccine.

Medical News Today: Pokémon Go: Healthful or deadly?

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:00
Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm. Some praise its benefits, others condemn it as dangerous. Here, we ask whether or not this will end in tears.

Medical News Today: Store-bought baby food may be healthier per meal than homemade

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 06:00
Research has shown that homemade baby foods may be no more superior than store-bought. Furthermore, homemade may exceed energy and fat recommendations.

Medical News Today: Eat more healthy fat to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 23:00
Replacing carbohydrates and saturated fats with unsaturated fats appears to help lower the chance of developing type 2 diabetes, finds a meta-analysis.

Medical News Today: How fiction might improve empathy

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 23:00
In a new review, a psychologist discusses how engaging in fiction - whether through reading a book or watching a TV drama - may improve real-world empathy.

Medical News Today: Diabetes may affect more teens in the U.S. than expected

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 08:00
The prevalence of diabetes amongst teenagers could be higher than previously thought. Diabetes in youth is associated with early onset of health problems.

Medical News Today: 'Living' cartilage grown using stem cells could prevent hip replacement surgery

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 07:00
Researchers describe how it may be possible to use a patient's own stem cells and a 3-D, synthetic scaffold to grow new hip joint-shaped cartilage.