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Nano-sized technology

Anyone facing chemotherapy would welcome an advance promising to dramatically reduce their dose of these often harsh drugs. Is nanotech the key?

Working Memory

A new study by researchers shows how our very short-term "working memory," which allows the brain to stitch together sensory information, operates.

Influence of the irrelevant

Can the irrelevant image of an alluring female posing by the merchandise actually encourage a heterosexual man to purchase it?

Sexual dissatisfaction

Researchers found no increase in cardiovascular disease among postmenopausal female subjects who were dissatisfied with their sexual activity.

Stem cell breakthrough

Researchers discovered a new method of creating stem cells that could lead to possible cures for devastating diseases including spinal cord injury, macular degeneration, diabetes and Parkinson's disease.

Mitosis gets harder

A biological process taught to every pupil studying GCSE science has just become a little more complicated thanks to a new discovery.

New HIV/AIDS vaccine trial

A phase 1 clinical trial to test a HIV/AIDS vaccine aims at overcoming the problem of preexisting immunity to common vaccine vectors.

Algae, hydrogen link

Scientists are working to chemically manipulate algae for production of the next generation of renewable fuels - hydrogen gas.

Alcohol damages DNA

Reshaping of the DNA scaffolding that supports and controls the expression of genes in the brain may play a major role in the alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

Stress response variability

Inherited variations in the amount of an innate anxiety-reducing molecule help explain why some people can withstand stress better than others.

Fungal multidrug resistance

Researchers have identified a mechanism controlling multidrug resistance in fungi and could help advance treatments for opportunistic fungal...

Water benefits questioned

A recent look at what is known about the health effects of drinking water reveals that most supposed benefits are not backed by solid evidence.

Provoking sleepwalking

Sleepwalkers are advised to keep a regular bedtime to avoid unwanted evening strolls, according to research from the Université de Montréal.

Promising new nanotechnology

Researchers have shown that a new nano-engineered gel inhibits the formation of scar tissue at the injury site and enables the severed spinal cord fibres to regenerate and grow.

Anticancer nanoimpeller

Researchers have developed a novel type of nanomachine that can capture and store anticancer drugs inside tiny pores and release them into cancer cells in response to light.

Chemotherapy-induced anaemia

Patients with breast cancer who developed anaemia during chemotherapy had nearly three times the risk of local recurrence as those who did not.

Better and faster

A diagnostic kit shows new promise for distinguishing between tuberculosis and its infections from disease caused by related mycobacteria family.

Early-onset obesity

A history of early-onset paternal obesity increases the odds of elevated liver enzyme levels in offspring and points to a genetic link.

Feed that cold!

Researchers studying deer mice have discovered evidence to support what mothers everywhere have long suspected: the immune system needs food to function properly.

Vive the vole!

Portable and accurate body composition measurements mean a longer life for rodents used in field and laboratory research.

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