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A variant of the enzyme ACMSD is more prevalent in patients with suicidal behavior, a study finds, and targeting it could help prevent suicidal attempts.
A study questions the safety of cholesterol-lowering drugs, after finding a number of gene variants mediated by the drugs may raise type 2 diabetes risk.
Researchers discover the cell surface protein PD-1, an existing drug target for some cancers, could also be a target for autoimmune disorders like asthma.
What exactly does stress mean? What is cholesterol? This article will examine these questions as well as the relationship between the two.
Scientists have crystallized a protein that is expected to reveal how nicotine affects the brain. The breakthrough could lead to new treatments.
Antibodies can train the immune system to detect part of the flu virus that stays the same, which could pave the way toward a universal flu vaccine.
A 2015 study claimed most cancer cases are down to random DNA mutations accumulated over time, but new research suggests this is not the case.
Researchers have created two caffeine-based compounds that they say could halt the development of protein clumps associated with Parkinson's disease.
Doctors discuss a rare case of a patient who died from Zika virus and the possibility of transmission to a second patient via contact with sweat and tears.
Brain studies suggest that mindfulness meditation can help to control negative emotions, even in people who are not 'mindful' by nature.
Heart attacks and strokes share many similarities, but are very different life-threatening medical emergencies. Knowing the differences is crucial.
How attractive we appear to others may fluctuate, a study shows, after finding people judge an individual's attractiveness by the people they are with.
New research finds alcohol affects the same brain pathways as fast-acting antidepressants, perhaps explaining why some people feel alcohol boosts mood.
Scientists have found that the hormone irisin, which is released during exercise, may help the human body to shed fat and prevent fat from forming.
Older women who consume at least 261 milligrams of caffeine daily - around two to three cups of coffee - may be at lower risk of dementia, study finds.
Breaking research demonstrates that spending time in a colorful, tactile, enhanced environment is enough to give mice's immune system a significant boost.
In mice susceptible to lupus, the omega-3 fatty acid DHA was found to prevent the lung-damaging effects that may arise with exposure to crystalline silica.
Researchers found that children and adolescents with high blood pressure performed worse on cognitive tests than those with normal blood pressure.
Men having treatment for prostate cancer can have problems with sex. Learn about what causes these problems and what treatments are available.
Researchers show axitinib - a drug used against kidney cancer - may also be effective against several other cancers through a different cell mechanism.