The human musculoskeletal system created using computer models will lead to personalised treatment

A computer model of the human musculoskeletal system will be mapped out by researchers at the University of Sheffield following a £6.7...

1 million pounds awarded for research into pancreatic cancer

Six exciting new research projects totalling just under £1 million have been awarded grants by the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund –thanks to the tireless fundraising of the charity’s supporters across the UK.

The criteria for weight-loss surgery need to be change

Weight-loss surgery is currently only offered to patients who exceed a certain BMI. However, surgical intervention could improve the health of many more people. This is shown by the Swedish Obese Subjects study carried out at the...

Permanent stress can cause type 2 diabetes in men

Men who reported permanent stress have a significantly higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than men who reported no stress. This is the finding of a 35-year prospective follow-up study of 7,500 men in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Heart development breakthrough

Technology developed at The University of Nottingham has been used in a breakthrough study aimed at developing the first comprehensive model of a fully functioning fetal heart.

Research suggests Malaria can be defeated without a globally led eradication programme

A researcher at the University of Southampton believes the global eradication of malaria could be achieved by individual countries eliminating the disease within their own borders and coordinating efforts regionally.

DNA’s twisted communication

During embryo development, genes are dynamically, and very precisely, switched on and off to confer different properties to different cells...

New tool in the fight against tropical diseases

A novel tool exploits baker’s yeast to expedite the development of new drugs to fight multiple tropical diseases, including malaria, schistosomiasis, and African sleeping sickness.

Paving the way for pioneering new cancer treatment

Scientists at the University of Sheffield are fighting an incurable type of cancer with a pioneering new approach which could not only halt...

Pain from the brain

Study reveals how people with a severe unexplained psychological illness have abnormal activity in the brain - New research from the University of Cambridge and UCL suggests that individuals with psychogenic disease, that is to say physical...

Scientists identify molecular system that could help develop potential treatments for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists have identified the molecular system that contributes to the harmful inflammatory reaction in the brain during neurodegenerative diseases.

Tumour blood vessels prevent the spread of cancer cells

A lack of the protein endoglin in the blood vessels of tumour-bearing mice enables the spread of daughter tumours, according to researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Lund University, Sweden.

Gut microbes could determine the severity of melamine-induced kidney disease

Microbes present in the gut can affect the severity of kidney disease brought on by melamine poisoning, according to an international study.

Researchers pioneer treatment for viral infection common in children

Researchers at Imperial College London have discovered a new way in which a very common childhood disease could be treated. In the first year of life, 65 per cent of babies get infected by Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). This causes...

Researchers prevent cancer spread by blocking tissue scarring

What to fear most if faced by a cancer diagnosis is the spread of the cancer to other parts of the body. This process called metastasis accounts for over 90% of cancer patient deaths and therefore is a strong focus for cancer researchers.

Discovery in synthetic biology takes us a step closer to new 'industrial revolution'

Scientists report that they have developed a method that cuts down the time it takes to make new 'parts' for microscopic biological factories from 2 days to only 6 hours.

Brain damage can be measured after boxing match

An average of ten professional boxers died every year as the result of injuries in the 1900s. Retirement is often followed by memory problems, anxiety, dementia and other manifestations of brain damage. The degree to which the brain has...

Overlooked ugly cholesterol causes heart disease

The risk of ischemic heart disease - the leading cause of death worldwide - is three times higher in persons with high levels of the so-called 'ugly' cholesterol. This is the finding of a new study of 73,000 Danes, which is shedding light...

Modern sunbeds help combat vitamin D deficiency

Researchers at Leiden University in Holland have carried out a study comparing the effects of low-level UV irradiation and orally-administered vitamin D supplements on participants' vitamin D levels and their likelihood of catching a cold.

Exercise can slow onset of Alzheimer’s memory loss

Keeping active can slow down the progression of memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease, a study has shown.




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