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Novel compound halts tumor spread, improves brain cancer treatment in animal studies

Novel compound halts tumor spread, improves brain cancer treatment in animal studies

ScienceDaily (Mar. 28, 2012) — Treating invasive brain tumors with a combination of chemotherapy and radiation has improved clinical outcomes, but few patients survive longer than two years after diagnosis. The effectiveness of the treatment is limited by the tumor’s aggressive invasion of healthy brain tissue, which restricts chemotherapy access to the cancer cells and complicates surgical removal of the tumor. Continue reading

A 24-karat gold key to unlock the immune system

A 24-karat gold key to unlock the immune system

ScienceDaily (Mar. 26, 2012) — Developing a drug or vaccine requires a delicate balancing act with the immune system Continue reading

GPs ‘to prescribe health apps’

GPs ‘to prescribe health apps’

22 February 2012 Last updated at 02:46 ET By Michelle Roberts Health reporter, BBC News GPs could soon offer their patients free smartphone apps to help with managing health conditions. The Department of Health says its initiative is the “next step” in the drive to give patients more control over their own health. The apps could help diabetics keep a check on their blood sugar and patients monitor their own blood pressure. Continue reading

New diet: Top off breakfast with — chocolate cake?

New diet: Top off breakfast with — chocolate cake?

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Brain’s connective cells are much more than glue: Glia cells also regulate learning and memory

Brain’s connective cells are much more than glue: Glia cells also regulate learning and memory

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Childhood hypersensitivity linked to OCD

Childhood hypersensitivity linked to OCD

ScienceDaily (Dec. 27, 2011) — In childhood, rituals like regular schedules for meal, bath, and bed times are a healthy part of behavioral development. Continue reading

Baby ‘youngest to have cornea op’

Baby ‘youngest to have cornea op’

27 December 2011 Last updated at 09:07 ET A blind baby has become the youngest patient in the UK to have a corneal transplant, her doctors have said. Four-month-old Eva Joyce, from Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, was born with Peter’s anomaly, a condition which makes the cornea cloudy. Donor corneas were grafted on to Eva’s eyes during two operations at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Continue reading

‘Fantastic voyage’ through the body,  with precision control

‘Fantastic voyage’ through the body, with precision control

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Smart swarms of bacteria inspire robotics: Adaptable decision-making found in bacteria communities

Smart swarms of bacteria inspire robotics: Adaptable decision-making found in bacteria communities

ScienceDaily (Nov. 17, 2011) — Much to humans’ chagrin, bacteria have superior survival skills. Their decision-making processes and collective behaviors allow them to thrive and even spread efficiently in difficult environments. Continue reading

Carbon monoxide: The silent calmer? Inhaling low levels of CO reduces the impact of environmental stress, study suggests

Carbon monoxide: The silent calmer? Inhaling low levels of CO reduces the impact of environmental stress, study suggests

ScienceDaily (Nov. 8, 2011) — According to scientists, carbon monoxide (CO), a tasteless, colorless and odorless gas, is not only a danger to the environment but also highly toxic to human beings Continue reading