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Harmonizing birth defects and cancer research uncovers fine balance between cell survival and death

Harmonising birth defects and cancer: research uncovers fine balance between cell survival and death

A recent study suggests that it is important to strike a healthy balance between too much cell death, which can lead to developmental abnormalities...
WHO reports harmful use of alcohol causes more than 5% of the global disease burden

WHO reports: harmful use of alcohol causes more than 5% of the global disease...

More than three million people died because of damaging use of alcohol in 2016, according to a report released by WHO today. Overall, the...
The components behind cognitive decline in type 2 diabetes

The components behind cognitive decline in Type 2 diabetes

In a recent diabetic medicine study, imaging tests discovered that changes in white matter regions of the brain, indicative of small vessel disease, are...
Consuming whole grain foods can effectively prevent type 2 diabetes

Consuming whole grain foods can effectively prevent Type 2 diabetes

Studies have indicated that individuals who eat any type of whole grain foods are less susceptible to developing Type 2 diabetes. Researchers at Chalmers University...
Detecting pancreatic cancer at the earliest stages

A way of detecting pancreatic cancer at its earliest stages has been found

Previously, detecting pancreatic cancer has been proven to be difficult and is usually diagnosed very late in the disease progression. However, a newly developed...
Alzheimer's disease treatment: Amyloid β-protein could be making a comeback

Alzheimer’s disease treatment: Amyloid β-protein could be making a comeback

For many years, amyloid β-protein has been a promising therapeutic target, but the study results have been disappointing. New studies have now shown these...
Could paracetamol use in infancy be a cause of asthma

Could paracetamol use in infancy be a cause of asthma?

Specific variants in the GST genes seem to play a role in greater susceptibility to lung problems and possibly be a cause of asthma...
NHS to provide free targeted treatment for melanoma cancer

NHS to provide free targeted treatment for melanoma cancer

Hundreds of patients with melanoma cancer, a type of aggressive skin disease, are to be provided with targeted therapy by the NHS in England...
Evidence soot from polluted air is reaching the placenta

Evidence: soot from polluted air is reaching the placenta

New research presents evidence of tiny carbon particles, found in polluted air, discovered in the placenta of London mothers. The European Respiratory Society International Congress,...
Do fibre foods reduce brain inflammation

Do fibre foods reduce brain inflammation?

New research suggests brain inflammation to be reduced by foods high in fibre. According to a new study from the University of Illinois, dietary fibre...
Gene technology: is this a more precise method of identifying the cause of diabetes

Gene technology: is this a more precise method of identifying the cause of diabetes?

Decades of research with animal and cellular models have expanded the knowledge regarding molecular mechanisms producing beta-cells to dysfunction, the main cause of diabetes. With...
Bowel cancer screening uptake falls to 49% in England

Bowel cancer screening uptake falls to 49% in England

Bowel cancer screening saves lives, but in 2015, more than half (51%) of people invited to take part for the first time in England...

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