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Medical News Today: Researchers identify brain signaling linked to 'cooties' and 'crush' phenomenons in children

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have identified increased activity in the amygdala brain region at time points when children experience the 'cooties' or 'crush' phenomenons.

Medical News Today: Making food more 'porous' could reduce its salt content

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 23:00
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

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 23:00
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.

Medical News Today: New low-temperature plasma treatment for prostate cancer developed

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 23:00
Scientists have discovered a potential new treatment for prostate cancer that causes cells to die in a different way to other therapies.

Medical News Today: Ebola vaccine worked in monkeys; potential drug target found

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:00
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.

Medical News Today: New treatment for drug-resistant breast cancer found

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:00
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.

Medical News Today: Plucking hairs could help treat baldness, study finds

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:00
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

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:00
We look at examples of researchers studying the medicine of the past to develop treatments for the future and investigate what drives this research.

Medical News Today: Could story-based video games help people with autism?

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:00
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

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 02:00
Treating bacteria with alternating doses of antibiotics can render them susceptible to sublethal doses that would normally spur resistance, a new study reveals.

Medical News Today: Amniotic stem cells boost blood vessel growth in hydrogel therapy

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 02:00
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.

Medical News Today: 'Autism discovery' - brain imaging reveals language development differences

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:00
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.

Medical News Today: 'The face is not defined by youth alone,' claims plastic surgery study

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:00
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

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:00
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.