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Medical News Today: Researchers identify brain signaling linked to 'cooties' and 'crush' phenomenons in children
Researchers have identified increased activity in the amygdala brain region at time points when children experience the 'cooties' or 'crush' phenomenons.
The initial results of ongoing research into reducing salt content in processed food suggests that making food more porous on a microstructural level could be helpful.
Medical News Today: 'Clot-busting' drug could be used more widely for stroke patients, study suggests
There are concerns that for some patients, the clot-busting drug alteplase may increase the risk of a brain bleed. However, a new study claims it is safer than previously believed.
Scientists have discovered a potential new treatment for prostate cancer that causes cells to die in a different way to other therapies.
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.
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.
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
We look at examples of researchers studying the medicine of the past to develop treatments for the future and investigate what drives this research.
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
Treating bacteria with alternating doses of antibiotics can render them susceptible to sublethal doses that would normally spur resistance, a new study reveals.
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.
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.
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
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.