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Hyperactive brain cells could be to blame for antidepressants not working

Hyperactive brain cells could be to blame for antidepressants not working

Research has found that for around a third of people with major depressive disorder, antidepressants have not been working – could this be due...
Can serotonin neurons give you cat-like reflexes?

Can serotonin neurons give you cat-like reflexes?

Known for its role in relieving depression, serotonin neurons could also help the brain execute instantaneous, appropriate behaviours in emergency situations. According to a Cornell...
Low body weight in young children could increase anorexia nervosa later

Low body weight in young children could increase anorexia nervosa later

Published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, low body weight in young children and anorexia nervosa may be...
Do you know your BMI and its connection to heart health?

Do you know your BMI and its connection to heart health?

According to a Cleveland Clinic survey, 88% of Americans understand the connection between a healthy heart and weight but aren’t doing enough to combat...
Time to talk about the negative symptoms of schizophrenia

Time to talk about the negative symptoms of schizophrenia

Researchers at BIDMC, Israel, used imaging data to determine the underlying anatomical cause of the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. The negative symptoms of schizophrenia include...
Pioneering the world of prostate cancer with PIONEER

A PIONEER in prostate cancer

Professor Dr James N’Dow explains how the PIONEER project will unlock the power of big data and big data analytics to transform the diagnosis...
Patient groups: our strongest weapon against rare diseases

Patient groups: our strongest weapon against rare diseases

Findacure CEO Rick Thompson sets out the crucial role of patient groups in developing new treatments for rare diseases. Rare diseases are defined in Europe...
What do you know about the ABCs of colorectal cancer?

The ABCs of colorectal cancer

In 2008 roughly 450,000 new cases of colorectal cancer were diagnosed in Europe – but with the ABC-Cancer project, a state-of-the-art screening tool may...
Tumour-related immunosuppression and treating persistent bacterial infections

Tumour-related immunosuppression and treating persistent bacterial infections

Dr Maija Hollmén at the University of Turku highlights the possibility of re-purposing macrophage stimulating cancer drugs to treat persistent bacterial infections. Some bacterial infections...
Let’s talk about fish oil supplements improving asthma control

Let’s talk about fish oil supplements improving asthma control

According to new research published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, fish oil supplements do not appear to improve asthma control in...
What role does zinc deficiency play in having high blood pressure?

What role does zinc deficiency play in having high blood pressure?

Zinc deficiency is common in people with chronic illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease, and so is high blood pressure...
Female scientist conducting experiment

Rare diseases in the Finnish landscape

Health Europa introduces the New Modalities Ecosystem, which will exploit Finnish expertise to deliver new treatments and technologies for rare diseases. The New Modalities Ecosystem...

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