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Immune cells regulate blood stem cells

During a viral infection, the body needs various defence mechanisms – amongst other things, a large number of white blood cells (leukocytes) must be produced…

Long-term daily multivitamin supplement use decreases cataract risk in men

Long-term daily multivitamin supplement use may lower cataract risk in men, according to a study of nearly 15,000 male physicians published this month in…

Chronic pain relief more likely when psychological science involved

When it comes to chronic pain, psychological interventions often provide more relief than prescription drugs or surgery without the risk of side effects, but…

Years after bullying, negative impact on a child's health may remain

The longer the period of time a child is bullied, the more severe and lasting the impact on a child's health, according to a new study from Boston Children's…

Immunologists from the University of Bonn topple dogma

To date, immunologists have assumed that the macrophages functioning as “scavenger cells” can be classified into two different forms. In an extensive search,…

Laboratory detective work points to potential therapy for rare, drug-resistant cancer

By screening a library of FDA-approved anticancer drugs that previously wouldn't have been considered as a treatment for a rare type of cancer, UPCI scientists…

Prenatal vitamin A deficiency tied to postnatal asthma

A team of Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) investigators led by Wellington V. Cardoso, MD, PhD, has found the first direct evidence of a link between…

Targeting tumors: Ion beam accelerators take aim at cancer

EVENT: Advances in the design and operation of particle accelerators built for basic physics research are leading to the rapid evolution of machines that…

Design prototype chip makes possible a fully implantable cochlear implant

A cochlear implant is a device that electronically stimulates the auditory nerve to restore hearing in people with profound hearing loss. Conventional cochlear…

Seven new genetic regions linked to type 2 diabetes

Seven new genetic regions associated with type 2 diabetes have been identified in the largest study to date of the genetic basis of the disease.DNA data was…

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