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By analyzing a mouse model, researchers find that disabling an ion channel may protect stroke patients' neurons against damage caused by oxidative stress.
Researchers from the UK say a compound called ethane-beta-sultam - when administered with alcohol - reduced the neurological side effects of binge drinking in rats.
An antibody drug that stops cancer cells evading the immune system helps achieve a breakthrough in developing a new therapy for advanced bladder cancer.
Orexin - a protein that wakes the brain from sleep - could be a target for preventing Alzheimer's disease, says a study that slowed brain plaque formation in mice via this route.
Researchers tested a newly developed brain imaging method and found that many professional football players whose concussions are unreported have damage to the blood-brain barrier.
Researchers have discovered that by blocking a molecule called eIF4E, they can reverse the behavioral symptoms of fragile X syndrome - the most common genetic cause of autism.
Scientists have discovered how tetanus neurotoxin enters nerve cells. This newly found pathway could potentially be used to deliver treatment to the nervous system.
A new study from the CDC reveals that between 2005 and 2013, the rate of cigarette smoking among adults in the US dropped from 20.9% to 17.8% - the lowest rate on record.
Difficult to detect and prodigious in hunger, tapeworms are the stuff of hypochondriacs' nightmares. But how much of a threat do they pose to humans?
As changes in global climate and population sizes occur, scientists warn that there are considerable risks to bear in mind - risks that require governmental action now, they say.
A trial of two types of external artificial pancreas shows they are both better at keeping glucose levels stable than conventional insulin pump treatment.
A phase 1 trial in 20 healthy adults shows that an experimental Ebola vaccine developed by NIAID/GSK appears safe, results in an immune response and is well tolerated.
Everyone loves a little indulgence over the holidays, but what happens to our body when we overindulge? MNT finds out and looks at ways to avoid a food-poisoning catastrophe.
According to a new study, a common medicine used to treat indigestion can also improve survival rates in colorectal cancer cases and other forms of the disease.
Building on a previous study in which they reversed type 1 diabetes in mice, scientists report success in repeating the process in human beta cells transplanted into mice.
Researchers say a chemical in the breath - acetone - could be an indicator of type 1 diabetes in children, a discovery that may pave the way for a diagnostic breath test.
Using a technique called time-lapse crystallography, researchers have observed for the first time how the polymerase enzyme inserts nucleotides into strands of DNA.
A new measles vaccine that takes the form of an easily administered inhalable dry powder has been proven safe in a human clinical trial.
A new study finds that in most infected Americans, HIV levels are not in check, including in the majority of those who know they have the virus.
New study finds placebo is as good for boosting learning-related brain activity in Parkinson's patients as a dopamine-enhancing drug - demonstrating the power of expectation.