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Obesity: fat fighter wanted

Obesity has long since become a worldwide problem. Alongside diet, genetic factors appear to play a role. Scientists are currently in the process of developing a pill against excess pounds. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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Lucid Dreams: Spielberg in the night

Trapped in a dream. This phrase does not apply to lucid dreamers, because they assume the director's position and can have a say in defining the drama happening in their sleep. A research group has now discovered that these lucid dreams are able to be switched on using more...

Article by Erich Lederer
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Baby memories: Are they being erased by the generation of new brain cells?

Have you ever wondered why it is so difficult to retain memories from your early childhood? Now, by performing experiments in rodents, scientists provide a plausible answer to this question, showing that baby memories may be erased by the generation of new brain cells. more...

Blog entry by Rozina Kardakaris
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Orphan diseases: together instead of alone

Currently there are around 17,000 rare diseases of genetic origin. Across Europe, about 30 to 35 million people are affected. They are looking not only for medical assistance but also for fellow sufferers to interact with. The platform "Ben's Friends" supports them in more...

Cancer therapy: millions for ions

The irradiation of tumours using charged particles is much more effective than that using X-rays. In view of the high costs however, the procedure probably finds its way onto the list of options for only a tenth of all cancer patients. Therefore there exist doubts: is more...

Article by Erich Lederer
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Depressed? This microRNA may play a role

New research shows that miRNA135 may act as an endogenous antidepressant and that its levels in human blood can indicate clinical status as well as response to treatment, which brings us one step closer to better treatments for patients with Depression. more...

Blog entry by Hanna Erickson

Infantile amnesia: Early fogging in the brain

Memories of earliest childhood experiences reach back only as far as the age of three to five years. The maturation of the nerve centres is a neurological explanation for the fact that the time period before this "disappears". However the cultural sphere also more...

Article by Erich Lederer
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Wandering thoughts: More uncomfortable than physical pain?

If you had the choice of sitting alone with only your thoughts as company, or experiencing pain, what would you choose? In a study published recently in Science, researchers show that most people would choose the latter, preferring to give themselves mild electric more...

Blog entry by Rozina Kardakaris

Colon cancer prevention: An ASA up the sleeve?

For many years already there have been increasing indications that aspirin can prevent bowel cancer in some people. Scientists have now been able to show for the first time who it is who benefit from the blood thinners – a first step in personalised cancer prevention. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

An infectious cure for cancer

Oncolytic viruses have never been shown to work systemically to induce a complete remission of metastatic cancer - until now. A group at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota has used a modified measles virus to send one patient into complete remission who has now more...

Blog entry by Hanna Erickson

The latest comments

To reduce obesity specially related to cholesterol intake (butter, cheese, etc.) Walnut is a good recommendation/remedy, as it reduces more...
There are 7000 (not 17 000) rare disorders (not necessarely diseases) mostly of genetic orogin (not all). more...
Proton beam therapy is definitely a very good modality for deep seated tumors. But it may be ionizing radiation or the proton beam therapy, more...
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