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Medical News Today: Leukemia cells can kill each other, study finds

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 23:00
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.

Medical News Today: Number of moles on right arm could predict risk of deadly skin cancer

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 23:00
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.

Medical News Today: Food allergy prevention: should we give infants peanuts?

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 08:00
Though previous guidelines recommended delaying the introduction of potentially allergenic foods to infants, a new review suggests the earlier, the better, to prevent allergy.

Medical News Today: People in vegetative state may be able to respond

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 07:00
Scientists have discovered where the blockage lies that prevents people who are aware - but in a vegetative state - from responding.

Medical News Today: Preterm birth may weaken babies' brain connections

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 06:00
Babies who are born prematurely may experience weaker connections in brain networks linked to attention, communication and emotion, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: Daytime naps, rewards help cement memory, boost learning

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 02:00
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.

Medical News Today: Mechanism that 'melts' protein clumps may lead to new Parkinson's treatments

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 02:00
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.

Medical News Today: New test could make chemo unnecessary for many with testicular cancer

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 00:00
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.

Medical News Today: Could childhood infections increase early heart attack risk?

Sun, 10/18/2015 - 23:00
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.

Medical News Today: Man walks again as cancer drug is trialled for Parkinson's

Sun, 10/18/2015 - 23:00
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

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