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Medical News Today: 'Soft micro-robots' could do biopsies, deliver drugs

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
Scientists are making self-folding microgrippers of stiff hydrogel embedded with iron nanoparticles for use as magnetically-guided, soft micro-robots for biopsy and drug delivery.

Medical News Today: New drug delivery device 'could transform cancer treatment'

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 02:00
A device that uses an electrical field to drive drugs deep inside solid tumors that are difficult to treat could make more cancer patients eligible for life-saving surgeries.

Medical News Today: Study links coffee intake with reduced risk of endometrial cancer

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:00
Consuming three or four cups of coffee a day could reduce a woman's risk of endometrial cancer by up to 19%, according to new research.

Medical News Today: How oyster mushrooms could aid treatment for autoimmune diseases

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 23:00
For the first time, researchers have visualized how a protein in oyster mushrooms punches holes in parasites to kill them - a process that also occurs in the human immune response.

Medical News Today: Breast cancer: two new genetic risk factors uncovered

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 23:00
A huge international collaboration investigating the genes of tens of thousands of women has uncovered genetic variants on chromosome 9 associated with higher breast cancer risk.

Medical News Today: Are ongoing concerns about vaccine safety to blame for the measles epidemic?

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 07:00
This year looks set to hold the highest number of measles cases since the virus was declared eliminated in the US. Are concerns about vaccine safety to blame? We investigate.

Medical News Today: Stress levels are down, but money worries continue to trouble Americans

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 07:00
An American Psychological Association survey of more than 3,000 Americans finds that financial concerns are the main driver of modern stress, despite an improving economy.

Medical News Today: Several mental disorders share changes in certain brain regions

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 06:00
A review of multiple brain imaging studies has found that some mental disorders share gray matter loss in the same three brain regions, raising the possibility of common therapies.