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Blood flow 'master controller' discovered in the brain

22 May, 2019

The discovery may pinpoint where cardiovascular issues such as high blood pressure and heart failure are controlled in the brain.

How infants' heads change shape during birth

17 May, 2019

Using MRI, scientists have captured 3D images that show how infants' brains and skulls change shape as they move through the birth canal just before delivery.

New stem cell treatment for vascular diseases

14 May, 2019

Researchers have developed technology that can produce large quantities of stem cells in a short time, using only a small blood sample.

Oral vaccine could protect children from hep B

13 May, 2019

Oral vaccines are both safer and less expensive than injections, so researchers are continuously pursuing ways to produce an oral vaccine that is sufficiently effective.

How superbugs hide from their host

10 May, 2019

Researchers have discovered how a hospital superbug evades the immune system to cause infection — a breakthrough that could pave the way for new treatments.

What makes some cancer cells dormant?

09 May, 2019

Most will associate cancer with its fast growing cells that spread uncontrollably — but in fact, it's often the cancer cells that are dormant and inactive that pose the greatest threat.

6 tips for optimising antibiotic use

02 May, 2019

Researchers from the University of Leicester have provided a set of recommendations about how to address the overuse of antibiotics in health care.

Peanut immunotherapy may be increasing allergic reactions

30 April, 2019

Despite effectively inducing desensitisation in the clinic, oral immunotherapy for peanut allergies appears to considerably increase allergic and anaphylactic reactions.

Gut microbiome may influence HIV transmission in high-risk men

19 April, 2019

Gut microbes from high HIV-risk men drive immune activation in mice and HIV infection in cells, according to a new study.

How does the gut microbiome help fight cancer?

12 April, 2019

Scientists have confirmed that there is a link between the gut microbiome and the immune system's ability to fight cancer.

Lonza CellBio Services custom cell biology services

09 April, 2019

Lonza has introduced CellBio Services — a comprehensive portfolio of custom solutions designed to meet specific, individual research application needs.

'Copycat' fungus deceives the immune system

08 April, 2019

Fungus can imitate signals from our immune system and prevent our body from responding to infection, new research has found.

Link found between childhood trauma, brain structure and depression

03 April, 2019

Early trauma may affect the structure of the brain in a way that makes clinical depression more likely to be severe and recurrent.

Fear centre of the brain protects against illusions

29 March, 2019

Impairment of the brain's amygdala makes people more susceptible to deception, allowing illusory perceptions to arise much faster and more pronounced.

Dormant viruses reactivate during spaceflight

27 March, 2019

The latest research from NASA has revealed that herpes viruses reactivate in more than half of the crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions.

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