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Negligent, attentive mice

Scientists describe a strain of mice that exhibit unusually high rates of maternal neglect, with approximately one out of every five females failing.

Manipulating immunity

One day it may be possible to mimic the tactics used by parasites to trick the body into accepting transplanted tissues or organs.

First cancer vaccine

Russian regulators have approved the world's first cancer vaccine, validating the introduction of a product even though it failed a late-stage clinical trial.

Pain and fatigue linked

A study reveals a biological link between pain and fatigue and may help explain why more women than men are diagnosed with chronic pain and fatigue conditions.

Sadness and spending

How a person feels can impact routine economic transactions, whether he or she is aware of it or not.

Needle-size device

Engineers are creating a wireless device designed to be injected into tumours to tell doctors the precise dose of radiation received.

Spanish Mad Cow

Two people have died in Spain from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, the human form of mad cow disease, the health department said.

Treating muscle disease

sIBM is a muscle disease that affects predominantly older men, causing muscles to gradually weaken and waste away.

Crowning glory

Coating dental implants with a synthetic bone material prior to implantation allows such implant to become incorporated much more successfully into the jaw.

Stress can be good

Learning to avoid harm is necessary not only for surviving in the face of basic threats, but also for avoiding more complex social or economic threats.

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.

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.

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.

Sleep and weight gain

Both short and long sleeping times predict an increased risk of future body weight and fat gain in adults, according to a recent study.

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.

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.

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