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Medical News Today: New low-temperature plasma treatment for prostate cancer developed

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 23:00
Scientists have discovered a potential new treatment for prostate cancer that causes cells to die in a different way to other therapies.

Medical News Today: Ebola vaccine worked in monkeys; potential drug target found

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:00
An experimental vaccine has demonstrated success in protecting monkeys from Ebola. Also, a potential drug target is found in a protein that Ebola uses to replicate.

Medical News Today: New treatment for drug-resistant breast cancer found

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:00
Scientists have discovered how HER2-positive breast cancer develops resistance to treatment, along with a new form of treatment that can prevent resistance from even occurring.

Medical News Today: Plucking hairs could help treat baldness, study finds

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:00
Researchers found plucking 200 hairs from the back of a mouse led to the growth of up to 1,300 new ones. Could they have come across a potential cure for baldness?

Medical News Today: History repeating itself: using the medicine of the past to find the treatments of the future

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:00
We look at examples of researchers studying the medicine of the past to develop treatments for the future and investigate what drives this research.

Medical News Today: Could story-based video games help people with autism?

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:00
New research finds that nonviolent, story-based games may boost players' 'theory of mind' - the ability to accurately assess other people's mental states.

Medical News Today: Carefully alternating antibiotics can prevent bacteria developing resistance, say researchers

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 02:00
Treating bacteria with alternating doses of antibiotics can render them susceptible to sublethal doses that would normally spur resistance, a new study reveals.

Medical News Today: Amniotic stem cells boost blood vessel growth in hydrogel therapy

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 02:00
Scientists show mice injected with healing hydrogel made of fibrin and amniotic stem cells grow more robust networks of blood vessels than those injected with fibrin-only hydrogel.

Medical News Today: 'Autism discovery' - brain imaging reveals language development differences

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:00
Brain scans of toddlers, done before any childhood diagnosis on the autism spectrum, reveal a language-development discovery, and raise new research hopes, say neuroscientists.

Medical News Today: 'The face is not defined by youth alone,' claims plastic surgery study

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:00
Perceptions of six personality traits that can be read on the face of someone who has undergone 'facial rejuvenation surgery' have been rated in a study from cosmetic surgeons.

Medical News Today: Being underweight increases dementia risk, while obesity reduces it, study finds

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:00
While past research suggests obesity increases dementia risk, a new study finds this may not be the case. Instead, being underweight may increase risk of the condition.

Medical News Today: Alcohol: does it really offer health benefits?

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 07:00
Many studies have linked moderate alcohol consumption to certain health benefits. We look at what they are and whether there is enough evidence to warrant the odd glass of wine.

Medical News Today: Short people are 'at greater risk of coronary heart disease'

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 07:00
A person who is 5 ft tall has a 32% higher risk of coronary heart disease compared with a 5 ft 6 inch person, calculates a new study.