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New study challenges our understanding of premature ageing

New study challenges our understanding of premature ageing

Disturbances in the function of mitochondrial DNA can accelerate the ageing process in ways that are different than previously thought. Offering a new perspective to...
Thalidomide: the story of the most notorious drug continues

Thalidomide: the story of the most notorious drug continues

Researchers in Japan and Italy have deepened understanding of the way in which thalidomide causes developmental abnormalities at the molecular level. An international study co-authored...
Light therapy: laying groundwork for personalised medical technology

Light therapy: laying groundwork for personalised medical technology

Researchers have demonstrated a new technology for gauging the effectiveness of light therapy to synchronise human circadian rhythms. University of New Mexico researchers and their...
Sustainable future for cannabis: why Europe should prefer SmallCannabis™

Sustainable future for cannabis: why Europe should prefer SmallCannabis™

Global cannabis prohibition is ending, and supply of legal cannabis is increasing. Here, Jim Plamondon of Thai Cannabis talks more about the sustainable future...
Zelda merger creates a leading therapeutic medical cannabis company

Zelda merger creates leading therapeutic medical cannabis company

Zelda Therapeutics Limited has announced a proposed merger of equals with Ilera Therapeutics LLC (Ilera Therapeutics). Ilera Therapeutics is a privately held medical cannabis and...
Is our nose to blame for junk food cravings after bad sleep?

Is our nose to blame for junk food cravings after bad sleep?

People who are sleep deprived tend to reach for doughnuts, fries and pizza – but why do we do this? A new Northwestern Medicine study,...
Australian Government invests $3m for medical cannabis research

Australian Government invests $3m for medical cannabis research

The Australian Government is investing AUD $3m (~€1.65m) from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) into medical cannabis research. The research is intended to examine...
People using opioids for long-term pain urged to join study to improve care

People using opioids for long-term pain urged to join study to improve care

Researchers have launched an innovative study to improve care for patients who manage long-term pain using opioids. The study at Keele University forms part of...
Drug candidate identified to starve and suffocate breast cancer cell stem

Drug candidate identified to starve and suffocate breast cancer stem cells

Scientists have identified a new drug candidate that is able starve and suffocate cancer stem cells, paving the way for new therapies to treat...
Dog ownership linked to longevity in stroke and heart attack survivors

Dog ownership linked to longevity in stroke and heart attack survivors

Dog ownership may be associated with longer life and better cardiovascular outcomes, especially for heart attack and stroke survivors who live alone. These are the...
Scientists discover new antibiotic in tropical Mexican forest

Scientists discover new antibiotic in tropical Mexican forest

An antibiotic produced by a soil bacterium has been discovered in a Mexican tropical forest that may help lead to a "plant probiotic," more...
Electrical stimulation can be effective for spinal fusion

Electrical stimulation can be effective for spinal fusion

Researchers have found that electrical stimulation can cause significant improvement in the rates of bone fusion. The team, from The Johns Hopkins University School of...

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