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Breast cancer: Common drugs may halt post-surgery relapse

Cancer - Κυρ, 04/15/2018 - 10:00
Some people develop early metastases following breast cancer surgery. New research sheds light on why that happens, and how it might be prevented.
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How the brain's 'immune memory' may lead to Alzheimer's

Genetics - Σάβ, 04/14/2018 - 10:00
A new study shows that the brain's immune cells retain a memory of previous inflammation, which causes them to react differently to toxic brain proteins.
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'Mutant ferrets' shine a light on human brain evolution

Genetics - Σάβ, 04/14/2018 - 10:00
While using a novel, genetically modified ferret to investigate microcephaly, researchers stumble across clues as to the evolution of our large brains.
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Why does my urine smell like coffee?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Παρ, 04/13/2018 - 21:00
A person’s health and diet can impact the smell of their urine. Urine that smells like coffee can be caused by a person drinking too much coffee. Dehydration and pregnancy can also heighten the smell of urine. In this article, we discuss the range of causes for urine that smells like coffee, as well as treatments.
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Personalized vaccine fights off cancer in clinical trial

Cancer - Παρ, 04/13/2018 - 19:00
A groundbreaking new pilot study designs personalized tumor vaccines for people with late-stage ovarian cancer. The results are promising.
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Could your fitness boost your kids' brain power?

Genetics - Παρ, 04/13/2018 - 17:00
Adult male mice exposed to a stimulating environment with lots of exercise boost learning ability in offspring through altered sperm RNA, study shows.
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Diabetes: Belly fat gene increases risk

Genetics - Παρ, 04/13/2018 - 10:00
A gene that predisposes people to store excess fat on their belly rather than their hips increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes significantly.
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Being a 'night owl' could kill you, study finds

Genetics - Παρ, 04/13/2018 - 10:00
If you're a 'night owl,' you might want to change your bedtime habits; researchers reveal that late nights could raise the risk of early death.
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Blocking melanoma's 'escape route'

Genetics - Πέμ, 04/12/2018 - 19:00
A new study finds that, as melanoma tries to evade treatment, it differentiates into four subtypes. Some of these are vulnerable to treatment.
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Cancer: New drug may fight treatment resistance

Cancer - Πέμ, 04/12/2018 - 17:00
A new drug that blocks a molecule that cancer cells rely on for transcribing genetic information shows promise in tackling treatment-resistant tumors.
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What to do about brown spots on your teeth

Genetics - Πέμ, 04/12/2018 - 15:00
Brown spots can form anywhere on the teeth, including between teeth or on the tooth surface. These brown or yellowish stains can result from dental procedures, but they more commonly indicate cavities or a buildup of plaque. Here, learn about the many causes, and potential ways to remove these stubborn stains.
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What causes a volvulus?

Hematology - Πέμ, 04/12/2018 - 14:00
A volvulus occurs when part of the small or large intestine twists, causing a dangerous blockage. In this article, learn about the causes and symptoms in both adults and children, as well as how a volvulus is treated. We also look at what complications can occur, including sepsis, short bowel syndrome, and death.
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Why does my urine smell like fish?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Πέμ, 04/12/2018 - 14:00
A person’s urine can smell like fish if they take certain medications or supplements. Some diets and pregnancy can also cause this symptom. However, it may instead indicate a bacterial infection such as cystitis, or kidney or liver damage. In this article, we cover the causes, prevention, and treatment of this symptom.
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How blood flow helps cancer to spread

Hematology - Τετ, 04/11/2018 - 18:00
A study shows that blood flow plays a key role in helping migrating cancer cells to exit the bloodstream and seed secondary tumors elsewhere in the body.
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How blood flow helps cancer to spread

Cancer - Τετ, 04/11/2018 - 18:00
A study shows that blood flow plays a key role in helping migrating cancer cells to exit the bloodstream and seed secondary tumors elsewhere in the body.
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This gene ups sugar intake but lowers body fat

Genetics - Τετ, 04/11/2018 - 17:00
One gene variant makes us eat more sugary foods but causes our overall body fat levels to be lower. Is this really as good for our health as it sounds?
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Breakthrough: Researchers fix Alzheimer's gene

Genetics - Τετ, 04/11/2018 - 10:00
In a first-of-its kind study, scientists use human neurons to study and correct the damaging effects of the APOE4 gene, a well-known genetic risk factor.
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What do the cramps feel like in early pregnancy?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Τρί, 04/10/2018 - 21:00
It can sometimes be difficult for someone to determine whether they are having menstrual pain or implantation cramps. Not everyone will get implantation cramps, but there are some distinct symptoms. There are other early signs of pregnancy that can help remove any confusion. Here we explore how to tell the difference.
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Plasmapheresis: Side effects and how it works

Hematology - Τρί, 04/10/2018 - 19:00
Plasmapheresis involves removing some plasma from the blood for donation. This plasma can be used to treat a range of medical conditions, including myeloma and some issues affecting the kidneys, the brain, or the nervous system. Here, learn how plasmapheresis works, what to expect, and how to prepare.
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How can we stop fat cells from fueling cancer?

Cancer - Τρί, 04/10/2018 - 18:00
Understanding just how cancer uses our body's metabolism against us is challenging. A new study describes how tumors use fat cells to power their growth.
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