Section: Health Sciences

By discovering how certain viruses use their host cells to replicate, microbiologists have identified a new approach to the development of universal treatments for viral illnesses such as meningitis, encephalitis, hepatitis and possibly the common cold.


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When blown by chaotic winds in an urban environment, pollutants tend to accumulate in specific neighborhoods.


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A new study reports that muscle problems reported by patients taking statins were related to the strength or potency of the given cholesterol-lowering drugs.


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Animals that literally have holes in their brains can go on to behave as normal adults if they’ve had the benefit of a little cognitive training in adolescence. That’s according to new work featuring an animal model of schizophrenia, where rats with pa…


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Scientists have discovered that an extract from a common plant in Pakistan may help treat breast cancer.


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A promising new drug target for the treatment and prevention of heart failure has been discovered.


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People who have a cardiac arrest during or shortly after exercise are three times more likely to survive than those who have a cardiac arrest that is not exercise related, according to new research.


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Small interfering RNA (siRNA), can be packaged then unleashed as a precise and persistent technology to guide cell behavior, researchers report. The technology holds promise for tissue engineering and cancer therapy.


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The persistent, dependent use of marijuana before age 18 has been shown to cause lasting harm to a person’s intelligence, attention and memory, according to an international research team.


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Researchers have developed a glue mixture that may reduce risks after laser vision correction surgery. Recent studies describe a new protocol involving brinogen, riboavin and ultraviolet light that could improve the safety of the corrective sur…


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Studies have found that it is difficult to keep weight off in the long term. For post-menopausal women, natural declines in energy expenditure could make long-term weight loss even more challenging. A new study finds that in post-menopausal women, some…


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Turning the volume up too high on your headphones can damage the coating of nerve cells, leading to temporary deafness, scientists have shown. Earphones or headphones on personal music players can reach noise levels similar to those of jet engines, the…


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