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Mice fed a diet enriched with sucrose or fructose were more likely to develop breast cancer and have the disease spread to the lungs, according to the results of a new study.
A 3D database that identifies 3 million surface structures on 110,000 cancer-causing molecules promises to boost development of new cancer drugs and treatments.
A new gene-editing technique called CRISPR/Cas9 improved muscle function in live mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, establishing its potential as a therapy for humans.
If primary methods of contraception fail, emergency contraception can be used. Learn about the morning-after pill, including when it should be used and the risks involved.
The Future Work Centre recently released findings from its investigation into the negative impacts of dealing with emails. How can we minimize email pressure on a daily basis?
Pets in smoking households are at increased risk of health problems from secondhand smoke exposure, possibly even more so than children in smoking households, say researchers.
A recent commentary in Nature uncovers errors in the latest Bond movie but also brings to light a fascinating area of neuroscientific endeavor.
Researchers have conducted a review of studies analyzing how disruptions to maternal and infant microbiomes may increase the risk of certain illnesses later in life.
Bipolar disorder has long been known to have associations with altered sleeping patterns. New research finds the strongest links to date.
While eating healthily is considered a key factor in reducing obesity, a new study suggests healthy food labels may be causing us to overeat, fuelling the obesity epidemic.
A change to a healthier diet with less fat content made mice in experiments more alert after just 1 week, with implications for the treatment of obesity.
Thankfully, polio is on its last legs. However, once it is gone for good, a new challenge will present itself: how do we keep polio in the history books?
Devil facial tumor disease is a contagious cancer threatening to wipe out Tasmanian devils. Now, researchers have identified a second form of transmissible cancer in the animals.
New research suggests that exercising early in life alters the gut's microbial community, setting us up for better brain and metabolic activity later in life.
One in five trials of new cancer drugs fail to recruit enough participants. Now, researchers have developed a predictive algorithm to help trial design and prioritization.
By revealing the structure of toxic protein clumps that kill nerve cells in patients with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, researchers open a promising new door for drug discovery.
A protein responsible for switching on milk production has been found to aid the spread of breast cancer to the lungs and help the cancer become resilient to drug therapies.
Vitamin D supplements may be beneficial for people with multiple sclerosis, say researchers, after finding high doses of the vitamin reduced T cell activity linked to the disease.
A newly published study reveals that CBD reduces seizure frequency for children and young adults with epilepsy, offering hope for the over 5 million Americans with the condition.
New study offers more evidence on the negative health effects of e-cigarette use; the vapor in the devices contains chemicals that trigger cell damage, which could lead to cancer.