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Medical News Today: Neuroblastoma cancer cells weaken immune system 'like kryptonite'

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 08:00
A molecule found in the cancer cells of neuroblastoma act like 'kryptonite’ to weaken the body's immune system, a new study reveals, making them lethargic and ineffective.

Medical News Today: Evidence found of genetic cause for cerebral palsy

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 07:00
Contrary to what was previously believed, a research team has discovered evidence of genetic causes for cerebral palsy, radically changing how the condition is understood.

Medical News Today: Biomarker discovery offers 'glimmer of hope' for women with aggressive breast cancer

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have discovered a molecule called IL13RA2 could be a potential drug target for triple-negative breast cancer - an aggressive form of the disease.

Medical News Today: Scientists discover how bees naturally immunize their offspring

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 02:00
Scientists have discovered that the queen bee passes a blood protein to her eggs, so when they hatch, they have immunity to many of the diseases in their environment.

Medical News Today: New 'brain training' app could improve lives of people with schizophrenia

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 00:00
A new computer game has been developed by scientists that could improve the episodic memory and everyday functioning of people with schizophrenia.

Medical News Today: Researchers step closer to urine test for pancreatic cancer

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have discovered a three-protein signature in the urine of patients with pancreatic cancer, bringing us closer to a much-needed noninvasive test for the disease.

Medical News Today: Picky eating linked to anxiety, depression in children

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have found that moderate and severe cases of selective eating are associated with psychological problems such as anxiety and depression.

Medical News Today: Scientists discover gene that controls body clock

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 00:00
After studying mice with abnormal body clocks, researchers have identified a gene that they consider to be the master controller of circadian rhythms.

Medical News Today: Wound closure more effective when surgeons listen to their preferred music

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 23:00
A new study shows when surgeons listen to their favorite music while they operate, they close wounds faster and better. This could translate to cost savings, the researchers say.

Medical News Today: Modern nuclear disasters: biggest risk is mental, not physical illness

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 00:00
Fukushima has had no physical impact on human health but will have lasting social and psychological ones, say leading radiological protection experts.

Medical News Today: First ever successful field testing of Ebola vaccine reported

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 23:00
The vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV has proven to be successful at halting the spread of the Ebola virus in ongoing field tests conducted in Guinea.

Medical News Today: Potential target for future Huntington's disease treatment discovered

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 08:00
Scientists have discovered that the way DNA sequences are repaired could be critical to the development of Huntington's disease, potentially offering a target for treatment.

Medical News Today: New noninvasive treatment enables paralyzed men to move again

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 07:00
A new noninvasive treatment has successfully restored voluntary leg movement in paralyzed patients for the first time by delivering electrical stimulation to the spinal cord.

Medical News Today: What happens to the body when you drink Coca-Cola?

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 06:00
A British pharmacist has created an infographic that he claims reveals what happens to the body within 1 hour of drinking Coca-Cola and other caffeinated fizzy drinks.

Medical News Today: Reconstructing ancient virus should help scientists improve gene therapies

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 02:00
Scientists hope to better understand the complexity of viruses by reconstructing an ancient ancestor so they can design next-generation viruses to deliver gene therapy.

Medical News Today: Mindfulness meditation may help smokers quit - even those with no willpower

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00
An intention to quit smoking may be less important than targeting self-control mechanisms, according to experts who have reviewed the evidence.

Medical News Today: Teenage exercise could reduce adult cancer risk, all-cause mortality for women

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 23:00
A new study suggests that participating in exercise as an adolescent could affect the likelihood of women developing cancer - regardless of adult exercise participation.

Medical News Today: Study identifies delays in lung cancer treatment due to missed diagnostic testing

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 23:00
Many patients with suspected lung cancer are missing diagnostic tests, which is leading to delays in treatment for the condition, according to new research.

Medical News Today: Prostate cancer can be categorized into five different types

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 08:00
For the first time, scientists have discovered prostate cancer can be categorized into five different types, each with its own genetic fingerprint.

Medical News Today: Doctors should screen all adults for depression, say expert panel

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 07:00
The US Preventive Services Task Force have issued a draft recommendation stating everyone in the US aged 18 and older should be screened for depression.