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Liver disease diagnosis without biopsy

Non-invasively measuring liver stiffness with transient elastography accurately diagnoses patients with late-stage liver disease.

Treating endometrial cancer

Researchers announced a new approach to treating endometrial cancer patients that not only stops the growth of tumours, but kills the cancer cells.

Face recognition a question of culture

Researchers have discovered that cultural differences cause us to look at faces differently. Scientist Live spoke with Roberto...

Memory trick shows brain organisation

A simple memory trick has helped show UC Davis researchers how an area of the brain called the perirhinal cortex can contribute to forming memories.

Stress lowers immunity

A recent study sheds new light on one link between stress and illness by describing a mechanism through which stress alters immune function.

Normalising tumour vessels aids therapy

Chemotherapy drugs often never reach the tumours they're intended to treat, and radiation therapy is not always effective, because the blood vessels feeding the tumours are abnormal.

Vast health benefits of probiotic

Data from a recent study demonstrate the anti-inflammatory and pathogen protection benefits of Bifidobacterium infantis 35624, a probiotic bacterial strain of human origin.

From ulcers to cancer

Researchers have uncovered a big clue as to why some of the bacteria that cause stomach ulcers pose a greater risk for serious problems like stomach cancer than others.

M&Ms as diet food?

Chronic dieters tend to consume more calories when foods and packages are smaller, according to a new study that examined consumer behaviour regarding "mini-packs."

Treatment options for XXYY syndrome

A recent study describes the medical and psychological characteristics of a rare genetic disorder in which males have two "X" and two "Y" chromosomes, rather than the normal one of each.

Senescence in liver cells

Although post-reproductive life in humans is often associated with decline and a loss of powers, senescence is proving to be one of ironic potency.

Relief for back pain

Alexander technique lessons in combination with an exercise programme offer long-term effective treatment for chronic back pain, according to a recently published study.

Bacterial pneumonia and the 1918 flu

The majority of deaths during the influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 were not caused by the influenza virus acting alone, report researchers. Most succumbed to bacterial pneumonia.

Cadmium linked to lung disease

Cadmium is one of the critical ingredients causing emphysema, and even low-level exposure attained through second-hand smoke may also increase the chance of developing lung disease.

Overcoming multiple drug resistant diseases

Scientists have developed a method to get around one of the most common forms of resistance, thereby opening up diseases to medications were once effective.

Fatal form of malaria

Platelets play an important early role in promoting cerebral malaria, an often lethal complication that occurs mostly in children.

Plans change, memory follows

Researchers have learned that two different areas of the brain are responsible for the way human beings handle complex sets of "if-then" rules.

Leaky gut may allow HIV into brain

Scientist have found evidence that penetration of the blood brain barrier by HIV may be aided by a component found in the cell walls of...

Toxoplasmosis severity in Brazil

Researchers studied toxoplasmosis in children from birth to four years old and found that newborns in Brazil are more susceptible than those in Europe.

Sleep preserves emotional memories

A good night's sleep helps the brain to selectively preserve and enhance significant memories while reducing the prominence of less important ones.

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