• By ScienceDaily   -   Jan 20, 2020

    DOZENS OF NON-ONCOLOGY DRUGS CAN KILL CANCER CELLS

    Researchers tested approximately 4,518 drug compounds on 578 human cancer cell lines and found nearly 50 that have previously unrecognized...

    Drugs, Cancer, Alcohol, Diabetes, Arthritis
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Jan 20, 2020

    COMBINED PRENATAL SMOKING AND DRINKING GREATLY INCREASES SIDS RISK

    Children born to mothers who both drank and smoked beyond the first trimester of pregnancy have a 12-fold increased risk for Sudden...

    Pregnancy
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Jan 20, 2020

    WISDOM OF THE CROWD? BUILDING BETTER FORECASTS FROM SUBOPTIMAL PREDICTORS

    Scientists have shown how to combine the forecasts of a collection of suboptimal 'delay embedding' predictors for time series data....

    Brain
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Jan 20, 2020

    BECOMING LESS ACTIVE AND GAINING WEIGHT: DOWNSIDES OF BECOMING AN ADULT

    Leaving school and getting a job both lead to a drop in the amount of physical activity, while becoming a mother is linked to increased...

    Drop
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Jan 20, 2020

    NEW DOG, OLD TRICKS? STRAY DOGS CAN UNDERSTAND HUMAN CUES

    Pet dogs are highly receptive to commands from their owners. But is this due to their training or do dogs have an innate ability to...

  • By ScienceDaily   -   Jan 19, 2020

    RESEARCHERS DISCOVER NOVEL POTENTIAL TARGET FOR DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT

    New research discovers a novel potential target for treating drug addiction through 'the hidden stars of the brain.'

    Drugs, Brain
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Jan 19, 2020

    STUDY USES EYE MOVEMENT TEST TO CONFIRM BRAIN AGING EFFECTS

    Researchers have used a newly developed eye movement test to improve the understanding of how parts of the brain work.

    Brain, Eye
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Jan 17, 2020

    INGESTIBLE MEDICAL DEVICES CAN BE BROKEN DOWN WITH LIGHT

    Engineers have developed a light-sensitive material that allows gastrointestinal devices to be triggered to break down inside the body...

  • By ScienceDaily   -   Jan 17, 2020

    A WEARABLE GAS SENSOR FOR HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

    A highly sensitive, wearable gas sensor for environmental and human health monitoring may soon become commercially available.

  • By ScienceDaily   -   Jan 17, 2020

    LOW DOSES OF RADIATION USED IN MEDICAL IMAGING LEAD TO MUTATIONS IN CELL CULTURES

    Common medical imaging procedures use low doses of radiation that are believed to be safe. A new study, however, finds that in human...

  • By ScienceDaily   -   Jan 17, 2020

    NEURON FOUND IN MICE COULD HAVE IMPLICATIONS FOR EFFECTIVE DIET DRUGS

    A CALCR cell found in mice may stop feeding without subsequential nauseating effects, as well as influence the long term intake of...

    Food, Drugs, Diet
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Jan 17, 2020

    HUMAN FETAL LUNGS HARBOR A MICROBIOME SIGNATURE

    The lungs and placentas of fetuses in the womb - as young as 11 weeks after conception - already show a bacterial microbiome signature,...

  • By ScienceDaily   -   Jan 17, 2020

    ACTIVATION OF A DISTINCT GENETIC PATHWAY CAN SLOW THE PROGRESS OF METASTATIC BREAST CANCER

    Activation of the BMP4 signalling pathway presents a new therapeutic strategy to combat metastatic breast cancer, a disease that has...

    Cancer, Breast, Breasts
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Jan 17, 2020

    THE WAY YOU DANCE IS UNIQUE, AND COMPUTERS CAN TELL IT'S YOU

    Nearly everyone responds to music with movement, whether through subtle toe-tapping or an all-out boogie. A recent discovery shows...

  • By ScienceDaily   -   Jan 17, 2020

    REAL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH CANNABIS EXPOSURE DURING PREGNANCY

    A new study has definitively shown that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has...

    Pregnancy
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Jan 17, 2020

    RETHINKING INTERACTIONS WITH MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS

    New research overturns the belief that people with severe mental illness are incapable of effective communication with their psychiatrist,...

  • By ScienceDaily   -   Jan 17, 2020

    RICH REWARDS: SCIENTISTS REVEAL ADHD MEDICATION'S EFFECT ON THE BRAIN

    Researchers have identified how certain areas of the human brain respond to methylphenidate - a stimulant drug which is used to treat...

    Drugs, Brain
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Jan 17, 2020

    FOCUS ON OPIOIDS AND CANNABIS IN CHRONIC PAIN MEDIA COVERAGE

    New Zealand media reports on chronic pain are focusing on treatments involving opioids and cannabis at the expense of best practice...

    Drugs
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Jan 17, 2020

    CHEAP DRUG MAY ALLEVIATE TREATMENT-RESISTANCE IN LEUKEMIA

    A common and inexpensive drug may be used to counteract treatment resistance in patients with acute myeloid leukemia , one of the most...

    Leukemia, Drugs, Cancer
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Jan 17, 2020

    INTERNET USE REDUCES STUDY SKILLS IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

    Research has shown that students who use digital technology excessively are less motivated to engage with their studies, and are more...