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Scientists have stumbled upon a way to make leukemia cells kill each other, through the application of antibodies. In lab conditions, 15% of cells were killed in 24 hours.
Researchers suggests the risk of melanoma skin cancer may be predicted by the number of moles a person has on their right arm - a finding they say could be useful for doctors.
Though previous guidelines recommended delaying the introduction of potentially allergenic foods to infants, a new review suggests the earlier, the better, to prevent allergy.
Scientists have discovered where the blockage lies that prevents people who are aware - but in a vegetative state - from responding.
Babies who are born prematurely may experience weaker connections in brain networks linked to attention, communication and emotion, a new study suggests.
New research finds that memories that are linked to reward are consolidated during sleep in preference to unrewarded ones and even short naps can boost learning.
Scientists are making progress on finding a molecular way to break down or block the formation of Lewy bodies - brain protein clumps associated with Parkinson's disease.
A new test that can predict relapse of the main type of testicular cancer could spare many men the side effects of chemotherapy after surgery.
Infections experienced during childhood - including typhoid fever, measles and chicken pox - are linked to an increased risk of early heart attack in a new study.
Nilotinib, a drug used to treat leukemia, has been trialled with success on a small group with Parkinson's and Lewy body dementia, improving cognitive ability and biomarkers