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The Chemistry of Depression

You may have heard that depression is caused by abnormal chemistry in the brain and that antidepressants work by altering the levels of these …

Depression

Breaking through a tumor's defenses: Understanding how tumors subvert elements of our immune system suggests new immunotherapy treatments

Understanding how tumors subvert elements of our immune system suggests new immunotherapy treatments<p>Researchers have shown that some tumors use not …

Immune System

There's a Cure for Hepatitis C, but Insurance Companies Don't Want to Pay for It

True cures in medicine are surprisingly rare. But for nearly five years, doctors have had one available for hepatitis C, an often chronic, …

Public Health

Neuroscientists Accidentally Discovered a Whole New Role For The Cerebellum

We've only just scratched the surface.<p>One of the best-known regions of the brain, the cerebellum accounts for just 10 percent of the organ's total …

Neuroscience

What happens when a neuroscientist gets brain damage

Three years ago, neuroscientist Barbara Lipska, PhD, lost her mind. She was one of the top researchers in her field, a triathlete with several …

What is the difference between leukemia and lymphoma?

Cancer can affect any part of the body, including the blood. Leukemia and lymphoma are both forms of blood cancer. The main difference is that …

Cancer

What happens in my body when I feel hungry?

That rumbling tummy can mean only one thing…<p>Hunger is a complex sensation that is only indirectly linked to the need for food. Humans are …

A scientist explores the mysteries of the gut-brain connection

<b>The brain in your head and the one in your gut are always exchanging info. But how do they do it? Neuroscientist Diego Bohórquez is trying to find</b> …

CRISPR study reduces cholesterol in mice without "editing" DNA

The CRISPR-Cas9 tool is emerging as a powerful gene therapy tool, showing promise in fighting diseases like cancer and HIV. Now, a team from Duke …

Autoimmune Disorders That Attack Nervous System

Autoimmune disorders occur when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own tissues as if they were harmful invaders, such as bacteria or …

Cancer treatment could see people heal themselves, researchers say

Dr. Shashi Gujar describes the new melanoma immunotherapy treatment he's researching with the old adage: give a man a fish and he eats for a day; …

New approach for hard-to-treat BRCA breast cancer shrinks tumours twice as fast

Scientists have expressed optimism for women with hard-to-treat breast cancer after a new chemotherapy regime proved it can shrink tumours twice as fast as normal methods.<p>Women with aggressive "triple-negative" disease fare much better on a non-standard chemotherapy drug if they have inherited BRCA …

The microbiome and autoimmunity: a paradigm from the gut–liver axis

Altmetric: 25<p>More detail<p>Review Article |<p>Open<p>Bo Li<br>• , Carlo Selmi<br>• , Ruqi Tang<br>• , M E Gershwin<br>• & Xiong Ma<p><i>Cellular and Molecular …

Brain development influenced by the immune system

University of Queensland researchers have highlighted a link between fetal brain development and the origins of developmental diseases such as …

Bad News for Kissers: Mono Virus is Actually Linked to 7 Other Diseases

Celibacy's looking pretty great right now.<p>Getting mono is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it means you have someone to kiss, or at least swap …

Breast Cancer

'We are going to have lung cancer patients living longer and better': A new kind of cancer treatment is about to change how we treat the disease

Immunotherapy, a new kind of cancer treatment that harnesses the body's immune system, is going mainstream.<p>In data presented Monday at the American Association of Cancer Research's annual meeting and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Merck found that a combination of the …

Promising cancer drug aces human clinical trials

A new cancer drug known as BLU-667 has moved through phase I human trials, and the results are promising. Taken orally, the drug targets what are …

Cancer Blood Tests Score Early Success

The first major field study of a new type of blood test to detect cancer early shows the technique can probably save lives, at least in certain …

Good bacteria: Why I put my poo in the post

<b>"Good bacteria" - what are they, will they make me healthy and how do I get some?</b><p>To find out I took the unusual , and rather disgusting, step of donating my poo to science.<p>Microbes live on, and in, all of us and they even outnumber our own human cells.<p>But their favourite spot - and where they live …

Immunotherapy could hold the key to eradicating cancer, but what is it and how does it work?

Cancer immunotherapies work by using the body's own immune system to help fight tumours<p>In some medical circles, immunotherapy is heralded as a wonder …

How the brain's 'immune memory' may lead to Alzheimer's

A new study shows that microglia, which are the immune cells of the central nervous system, can "remember" inflammation. This "memory" influences how …

Dementia

Cancer patients are increasingly being treated based on their inherited genetics — and it’s putting doctors in a difficult position

It started to hit Dr. David Nanus, chief of hematology and oncology at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian.<p>About one in 10 of the patients he sees with a condition like advanced prostate cancer has a mutation in their DNA associated with the cancer that can be useful in treating the …

AHA: Gene Test Predicts Who Won't Benefit From Blood Thinner Plavix

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Heart stent patients with a certain gene mutation may need to consider alternatives to Plavix, …

Federal Efforts To Control Rare And Deadly Bacteria Working

Federal health officials say a network they set up last year to identify deadly "nightmare bacteria" is helping control these germs, but the system would be more effective if more hospitals and doctors participated.<p>A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention focuses on …

Immuno-oncology: on target

No area of pharmaceuticals research generates more excitement. Harnessing the ability of the patient’s own immune system promises to be a mainstay of …

New colon cancer drugs may arise from protein discovery

Better treatments for colon cancer may be in sight, thanks to a new study, which reveals new ways in which a single protein could stop the disease in …

Can this biochemical 'switch off' inflammation?

Macrophages are cells that play a key role in inflammation. And now, new research — led by Trinity College Dublin in Ireland — has found a previously …

Immune System

Neural organoids mimic developing brains in a lab dish

A brain ball is not a brain. The constructs are, at present, devoid of some important cell types found in a real human brain. They receive no sensory …

Cancer drug developed at Newcastle University approved after 20 years of work

A new cancer drug developed at Newcastle University could soon be available in the UK after 20 years of work.<p>Scientists have spent two decades …

Scientists develop novel antibiotic that may help fight superbugs

Indian-origin scientists have developed a novel "game changing" antibiotic which is capable of killing drug-resistant bacteria, and could lead to the …