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Suffering from skin conditions could be ended by psychological interventions

Psychological interventions such as habit reversal, relaxation and cognitive behavioural therapy have for the first time been shown to help...

New gene offers hope for preventive medicine against fractures

An international study has identified a special gene that regulates bone density and bone strength. The gene can be used as a risk marker for fractures and opens up opportunities for preventive medicine against fractures.

Simple test to predict if pregnant women will give birth prematurely

Babies born early run a greater risk of serious complications. The researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy have now developed a method to predict if pregnant women with preterm contractions will give birth within seven days. The method...

Diabetes in high risk individuals

EKF Diagnostics welcomes the recent release of a public health guidance document to prevent the development of type 2 diabetes in high risk individuals.

Scientists decode TREX which could see new treatments for cancer realised

Decoded process could hold the key to future treatments for a wide range of chronic health problems including Motor Neuron Disease, myotonic dystrophy and a wide range of cancers, University of Sheffield scientists have revealed.

Arthritis awareness in cats and dogs

Pets are living longer thanks to improvements in nutrition and advances in veterinary medicine but they are still prone to arthritis as they get older and the disease is one of the most common causes of joint problems in animals. A free...

Researchers identify which sensory nerve cells contribute to chronic nerve pain

New research has identified the subtypes of sensory nerve cells that are likely to contribute to long-term nerve pain from partial nerve injury. It is hoped this will aid in development of more effective pain killers.

Alzheimer's drug fails to reduce significant agitation

A drug prescribed for Alzheimer’s disease does not ease clinically significant agitation in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study led by the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Gothenburg Team prepares for uterine transplantation

Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, are planning to conduct uterus transplants between mother and daughter. The Regional Research Ethics Committee has now given its approval and in the autumn, ten patients have...

FANCM plays key role in inheritance

Scientists of KIT and the University of Birmingham have identified relevant new functions of a gene that plays a crucial role in Fanconi...

Heavy new arguments weigh in on the danger of obesity

A true obesity epidemic is gradually advancing throughout the developed world. A large new Danish-British study from the University of Copenhagen and University of Bristol documents for the first time a definite correlation between a high...

Delirium mouse model helps researchers understand the condition’s causes

A new mouse model of delirium developed by Wellcome Trust researchers has provided an important insight into the mechanisms underlying the condition, bringing together two theories as to its causes. Details of the research are published in...

Darwinian selection continues to influence human evolution

New evidence proves humans are continuing to evolve and that significant natural and sexual selection is still taking place in our species in the modern world. Despite advancements in medicine and technology, as well as an increased...

Bridging the gap in treatment for older women with breast cancer

Sheffield researchers are investigating ways to improve the treatment and survival rate of elderly patients diagnosed with breast cancer.

Laparoscopy reduces the risk of small-bowel obstruction

Open surgery appears to be associated with an increased risk of small-bowel obstructions compared to laparoscopic procedures. This is shown by a new study at the Sahlgrenska Academy.

New drug to tackle fat problems

Medical researchers at the University of Sheffield have defined the structure of a key part of the human obesity receptor- an essential factor in the regulation of body fat- which could help provide new treatments for the complications of...

Blood cell breakthrough could help treat heart disease

Scientists at the University of Reading have made a groundbreaking discovery into the way blood clots are formed, potentially leading to the development of new drugs to treat one of the world’s biggest killer illness.

Xenotransplantation as a therapy for type 1 diabetes

A research team has generated a genetically modified strain of pigs whose beta-cells restores glucose homeostasis and inhibit human-anti-pig immune reaction.

Brain network reveals disorders

Researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich identify a new method of unerringly detecting the presence of pathophysiological...

New technique may help severely damaged nerves regrow and restore function

Engineers at the University of Sheffield have developed a method of assisting nerves damaged by traumatic accidents to repair naturally,...

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