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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.
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
Researchers have discovered a molecule called IL13RA2 could be a potential drug target for triple-negative breast cancer - an aggressive form of the disease.
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.
A new computer game has been developed by scientists that could improve the episodic memory and everyday functioning of people with schizophrenia.
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.
Researchers have found that moderate and severe cases of selective eating are associated with psychological problems such as anxiety and depression.
After studying mice with abnormal body clocks, researchers have identified a gene that they consider to be the master controller of circadian rhythms.
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.
Fukushima has had no physical impact on human health but will have lasting social and psychological ones, say leading radiological protection experts.
The vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV has proven to be successful at halting the spread of the Ebola virus in ongoing field tests conducted in Guinea.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An intention to quit smoking may be less important than targeting self-control mechanisms, according to experts who have reviewed the evidence.
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
Many patients with suspected lung cancer are missing diagnostic tests, which is leading to delays in treatment for the condition, according to new research.
For the first time, scientists have discovered prostate cancer can be categorized into five different types, each with its own genetic fingerprint.
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.