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Our brains prepare us to be social while resting

29/05/2015 - A new study by University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA) neuroscientists sheds light on why Facebook is such a popular diversion for people who feel like taking a break. Their research shows that even during quiet moments, our brains are preparing us to be socially connected to other people. read more

Diagnosing cancer with bacteria

28/05/2015 - Engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) have devised a new way to detect cancer that has spread to the liver, by enlisting help from probiotics - beneficial bacteria similar to those found in yogurt. read more

Chip under the skin for more precise medicine

28/05/2015 - The future of medicine lies in ever-greater precision, not only when it comes to diagnosis but also drug dosage. The blood work that medical staff relies on is generally a snapshot indicative of the moment the blood is drawn before it undergoes hours - or even days - of analysis. read more

Testing antibiotic-resistant bacteria with a chip

27/05/2015 - We live in fear of 'superbugs': infectious bacteria that don not respond to treatment by antibiotics, and can turn a routine hospital stay into a nightmare. A 2015 Health Canada report estimates that superbugs are a "serious and growing issue." Each year two million people in the U.S. contract antibiotic-resistant infections, and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result. read more

Herpes viruses in action

26/05/2015 - How herpes viruses bring the molecular biology of human cells into disarray: Scientists from Würzburg, Cambridge, and Munich present new findings in "Nature Communications", casting doubt on previous knowledge in the field. read more

On film: Body's 'serial killers' destroying cancer cells

21/05/2015 - A dramatic video has captured the behaviour of cytotoxic T cells - the body's 'serial killers' - as they hunt down and eliminate cancer cells before moving on to their next target. read more

Microclinics help keep Kenyan HIV patients in care

21/05/2015 - A team led by researchers from UC San Francisco, Organic Health Response, and Microclinic International is reporting results of a study that showed significant benefits of microclinics -- an innovative intervention that mobilized rural Kenyan HIV patients' informal social networks to support their staying in care. read more

New risk factor for pregnancies

20/05/2015 - Women who were born preterm have a higher risk of giving birth to preterm children, according to a study, published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, from researchers of the CHU Sainte-Justine and the University of Montreal. read more

Soft-tissue engineering for hard-working cartilage

20/05/2015 - Advance in 3-D printing could have broad applications: An international study points the way toward wider, more effective use of biocompatible materials in repairing human tissues. Focusing on the difficult case of restoring cartilage, which requires both flexibility and mechanical strength, the researchers investigated a new combination of 3-D printed microfiber scaffolding and hydrogels. read more

Testosterone: More isn't always better

18/05/2015 - A study by UCSB anthropologists connects increased diabetes risk and higher levels of testosterone to prostate enlargement. read more

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