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Cancer researchers discover new salivary gland

Researchers at the Netherlands Cancer Institute have discovered salivary glands in a previously unknown location. This is potentially great news for patients with head and neck tumors: Radiation oncologists will now be able to circumvent this area to avoid potential complications. The research is forthcoming in Radiotherapy & Oncology. Advanced technology allows scientists to visualize

Scientists discover first new HIV strain since 2000

Scientist Mary Rodgers spends her days tracking killers—elusive, constantly mutating viruses that travel the globe and are responsible for illness or death in millions of people. Wednesday, in an article published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Rodgers and her team at Abbott, along with co-authors at the University of Missouri, announced their

Scientists discover signs a virus may trigger polio-like illness

Is THIS what causes mysterious polio-like illness in kids? Scientists discover signs that a common cold virus may trigger life-threatening paralysis in children Since 2014, nearly 600 people – mostly young children – have been diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis   The mysterious polio-like condition has left young children with mysterious paralysis that becomes life-threatening for some

Researchers discover potential drug to treat heart attacks

A potential drug to treat heart attacks and to prevent heart failure—for which no cure currently exists—may result from pioneering research by a University of Guelph professor. Prof. Tami Martino, Department of Biomedical Sciences, and Ph.D. student Cristine Reitz have discovered what they believe is a novel drug target controlling the body’s repair responses after

Researchers discover therapeutic target of melanoma

Researchers have identified a biomarker and a possible new therapy for melanoma. Microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) is a protein that plays a pivotal role in the maintenance of the melanocyte (cells that make melanin) lineage, differentiation of normal and malignant melanocytes and the survival of melanoma cells. “We have now detected the first useful chemical

Implanting stem cells into the brain could stop epileptic seizures

Hope for epileptics as scientists discover implanting stem cells into the brain could stop seizures The treatment, tested on rats, would modify the patient’s own skin cells Stem cell treatment led to 70% fewer seizures in the months following It inhibits excitement in the hippocampus, where epileptic seizures can start  Currently, surgery to remove the hippocampus

Researchers discover abundant source for neuronal cells

USC researchers seeking a way to study genetic activity associated with psychiatric disorders have discovered an abundant source of human cells—the nose. Olfactory epithelial cells, easily collected from the lining of the nasal cavity, can serve as stand-ins for brain cells in studies of the neuronal epigenome, USC researchers say. The epigenome is a system

This why you can’t decide what to watch on TV

How we are suffering from choice OVERLOAD: Study reveals ‘lazy’ human brains give up trying to decide from more than 15 menu, film or grocery options The brain has to weigh up whether the effort is worth what it will get in return And as the number of options increases, so does the amount of

Nightmares could be ‘turned off’ after scientists’ discovery

Nightmares could be ‘turned off’ after scientists discover the genes that control deep sleep Nightmares could be ‘turned off’ after scientists discover the genes that control deep sleep Two genes discovered that control the rapid eye movement (REM) stage of sleep Dreams occur during REM, which takes place in mammals, including humans Removing the genes

Scientists discover a way to reduce sugar content in cakes by 40%

Scientists discover a way to reduce sugar content in cakes by 40% Sweet solution! Scientists discover a way to reduce sugar content in cakes by 40% – without affecting the taste as confectioners plan to alter recipes Experts at Israeli food technology firm DouxMatok were behind the discovery Confectioners have hinted they will alter recipes