Category Archives: Health

Kidney cancer’s developmental source revealed

Reported in the journal Science, this study could lead to the development of completely new methods of treating kidney cancers, which could persuade the cancerous cells to develop in specific ways into safer cells.

Transport Protein Study May Lead to New Therapies for Psychiatric Disorders

Scientists at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) report that they have found new evidence of how certain transport proteins are working at the molecular level, paving the way for new, improved drugs to treat psychiatric disorders.

Meditation affects brain networks differently in long-term meditators and novices

Mental training such as mindfulness meditation – an accepting awareness of the present moment – has been shown to alter networks in the brain and improve emotional and physical well-being.

Doctors rely on more than just data for medical decision making

Computer scientists find that physicians’ “gut feelings” influence how many tests they order for patients.

Mobile phone radiation may affect memory performance in adolescents, study finds

Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields may have adverse effects on the development of memory performance of specific brain regions exposed during mobile phone use. These are the findings of a study involving nearly 700 adolescents in Switzerland.

Researchers are one step closer to developing eye drops to treat age-related macular degeneration

Scientists at the University of Birmingham are one step closer to developing an eye drop that could revolutionise treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).