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Peanut allergy cured in majority of children in immunotherapy trial

Australian researchers hail breakthrough after ‘life-changing’ tolerance persists for up to four years<p>Australian researchers have made a breakthrough in the treatment of peanut allergy in children.<p>A small clinical trial conducted at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has led to two-thirds of …

Immunotherapy

Google just gave Docs the major overhaul you've been waiting for

Google is introducing a slew of new features in an overhaul to its web-based Docs, Sheets, and Slides tools, which could make working on and editing …

Get your child ready for school with these 5 best educational toy deals

While almost all toys can teach your child something, there are a growing number of educational toys on the market that hone in on individual …

We Just Figured out How to Activate Stem Cells to Treat Baldness

External Problem. Internal Solution.<p>Researchers have already explored ways to use stem cells to treat everything from diabetes to aging, and now, a …

Dallas doctor finds the root of balding and graying hair and is working on treatment

When the mice went gray and bald, the doctor knew he was onto something.<p>For more than 10 years, Dr. Lu Le had studied cells and genes, hoping to …

Hair Color

Making A Better Brain: Scientists Just Discovered a New Kind of Brain Cell

New Neurons<p>Mapping exactly how the human brain functions is, perhaps, the most promising step when it comes to transforming how humans operate on a …

Women have heart attacks too, but their symptoms are often dismissed as something else

<i>Men and women respond differently to diseases and treatments for biological, social and psychological reasons. In this series on Gender Medicine,</i> …

High Blood Pressure

4 Scientific Truths About Success

Will entrepreneurial success make you happy? Maybe, but not certainly.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We live in an unprecedented age. There have never been so many tools and opportunities for an individual, regardless of upbringing or wealth, to become an entrepreneur. …

Happiness

Scientists Move One Step Closer To “Curing” Diabetes Using First-Ever Stem Cell Implant

No More Injections<p>The World Health Organization reports that more than 422 million people worldwide are living with diabetes, a condition that can …

Modius is a neurostimulation wearable that tricks your body into burning fat

Wear this headset for 45 minutes a day, and you could hack your body into burning more fat resulting in a leaner, meaner look. No, it’s not a …

Researchers Have Found a Drug That Can Help Slow the Spread of Multiple Cancers

Slowing Down Cancer<p>Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, claiming 8.8 million victims …

She thought she was Irish — until a DNA test opened a 100-year-old mystery

Five years ago, Alice Collins Plebuch made a decision that would alter her future — or really, her past.<p>She sent away for a "just-for-fun DNA test." When the tube arrived, she spit and spit until she filled it up to the line, and then sent it off in the mail. She wanted to know what she was made of.<p>…

Sunscreen made from DNA would last forever

Earth's yellow sun is the source of its power.<p>A DNA-based sunscreen that not only stops harmful ultraviolet (UV) light, but also becomes more protective the longer you expose it to UV rays? That’s the dazzling premise behind a recent study published in the journal <i>Science Reports</i>.<p>While sunscreen …

Sunscreen

Elevated calcium levels raise heart attack risk

Higher calcium levels in the bloodstream determine a person's increased risk of developing coronary artery disease and heart attack, a new study …

Rule that patients must finish antibiotics course is wrong, study says

Experts suggest patients should stop taking the drugs when they feel better rather than completing their prescription<p>Telling patients to stop taking antibiotics when they feel better may be preferable to instructing them to finish the course, according to a group of experts who argue that the rule …

Medicine

A Vaccine For Type 1 Diabetes Begins Human Trials in 2018

A massive breakthrough.<p>A prototype vaccine, decades in the making, that could prevent type 1 diabetes in children is ready to start clinical trials …

The 1 Bad Conversational Habit That Will Make You Look Really Unprofessional

This timeless communication skill may just be your secret weapon to better relationships.<p>Billionaire entrepreneurs Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Richard Branson have gone on record to say that communication is the most important skill you need. Yet most people think of communication in the <i>speaking</i> …

What to do if you break your leg in the middle of nowhere

Know how to improvise, but try to be prepared.<p>So you’re out in the wilderness, enjoying the fresh air and leaving civilization far behind, when suddenly your friend slips and—crack! Maybe he falls onto his outstretched hand, or she lands on her leg. Either way, you have a bad feeling a bone might …

High-fat diet in pregnancy can cause mental health problems in offspring

OHSU researchers first to document causal relationship in study of nonhuman primates<p>A high-fat diet not only creates health problems for expectant …

Schizophrenia Found to Be Caused by Faulty Helper Cells in The Brain

A new hope for treatment.<p>New research on mice has suggested the symptoms produced by schizophrenia could largely be the result of defective cells …

Neuroscience

Taking antidepressants in pregnancy may raise risk of an autistic child, study suggests

Mothers who took antidepressants during pregnancy may be putting their children at risk of autism, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the University of Bristol found that the children of women who took pills in pregnancy were 41 per cent more likely to be autistic.<p>However the absolute risk is …

Medical Researchers Reverse Brain Damage in Drowning Victim

Brain Damage Reversed<p>Doctors recently reported the reversal of brain volume loss in an unresponsive two-year-old cold water drowning victim who had …

Researchers 3D print a soft artificial heart that works a lot like a real one

The science of prosthetics has been advancing by leaps and bounds over the last few years, and research into soft robotics has been especially complementary. The same techniques that go into making a robot arm that flexes and turns like a real one can go into making more complex, subtle organs — …

Robotics

New Discovery Brings Us One Step Closer to Growing Replacement Organs

The Meox1 Miracle<p>Scientists at Monash University in Australia have found another piece of the lab-grown organ puzzle: the team has discovered that a …

How Neanderthal DNA Could Guide the Future of Medicine — NOVA Next | PBS

For much of 2015, Luis Barreiro adopted the role typically associated with a mosquito, a sneeze, or sexual intercourse. Sitting in his lab at the …

Evolution

Scientists Home in on Eczema-Causing Germs

Researchers trying to figure out how bacteria might cause eczema say they’ve found an important new clue: Specific strains of Staphylococcus bacteria seem to cause more severe symptoms.<p>Kids with eczema tended to have larger populations of Staphylococcus aureus living on their skin, while kids …

New Evidence Indicates That Human Heart Regeneration May Be Possible

A Cue From Nature<p>Regeneration is arguably one of the coolest “super powers” in nature, and one that humans unfortunately do not possess. However, …

You're Genetically More Like Your Dad Than Your Mom

Happy Father's Day!<p>When a baby is born, three cliché things are done immediately: announcing its gender to the world; counting the kiddo’s fingers …

Baldness: How close are we to a cure?

Baldness is an accepted part of the aging process for some, and a source of distress for others. Hair loss affects millions of men and women, yet …