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Genetic ‘typos’ linked to testicular cancer

<b>U. PENNSYLVANIA (US) —</b> A study looking at the genomes of more than 13,000 men identified four new genetic variants associated with an increased risk …

Cancer

Cholesterol drug may block exercise benefits

<b>U. MISSOURI (US) —</b> Experts urge doctors to reconsider statins for obese patients after finding the cholesterol drug may block some benefits of …

Medical Research

Scientists create human stem cells through cloning

NEW YORK (Reuters) - After more than 15 years of failures by scientists around the world and one outright fraud, biologists have finally created human stem cells by the same technique that produced Dolly the cloned sheep in 1996: They transplanted genetic material from an adult cell into an egg …

Nose swabs confirm H1N1 flu in seals

<b>UC DAVIS (US) —</b> A year after the human pandemic began, scientists found H1N1 (2009) infections in two free-ranging northern elephant seals off the …

Marine Mammals

Self-destructive nerves can be beneficial

<b>WASHINGTON U. – ST. LOUIS (US) —</b> A new understanding of how nerve axons degenerate might lead to effective ways to remove damaged nerves before the …

Central Nervous System

Depressed people’s body clocks ‘out of sync’

<b>U. MICHIGAN (US) —</b> A new brain study reveals that the circadian clocks of people with depression are altered at the cellular level.<p>Every cell in our …

Neuroscience

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Youngsters use dementia drugs to boost brain power, survey finds

Some young people in Britain have used drugs for dementia and other conditions to boost their mental performance, a major survey suggests.<p>Medicines …

Peptides kick-start body to fight sepsis

<b>CARDIFF U. (UK) —</b> Peptide molecules derived from the body’s natural immune system can help boost the body’s defense against life-threatening blood …

Immunotherapy

Your body contains 100 trillion bacteria, but that's a good thing

The human body is inhabited by bacteria and microorganisms — for every cell, there are around 10 resident microbes, which form on the surface of your skin, on your tongue, and deep inside your body. As research into the human microbiome continues to evolve, scientists are discovering how a person's …