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Medicine

Cancer breakthrough: Kansas researchers testing compound that inhibits tumors
It’s not a cure just yet, but a new treatment being tested at the University of Kansas is holding out for the promise of defeating cancer. A combination of chemicals has been successfully blocking a protein that cancerous cells need to replicate.

15.04.2015 23:53

The ‘too difficult’ box: Britain’s pre-election charades sidestep all the key questions
Is it laziness? Ignorance? Or have Britain’s political parties and the London media conspired to turn Britain's 2015 general election into a dreary series of rehearsed arguments?

15.04.2015 13:40

​Alzheimer’s disease may be linked to misfiring immune system, study reveals
Researchers have found that some immune cells designed to protect the brain from infection start consuming an amino acid called arginine, triggering the onset of classical hallmarks of the disease, including brain plaques and memory loss.

15.04.2015 09:52

Majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana – polls
Results from two new polls found the majority of Americans support making cannabis legal, with the large majority of young adults crossing party lines and states to support the idea.

15.04.2015 03:53

Donbass kids travel to Moscow for life-saving heart surgery amid mass medical shortages
Eight children with heart conditions, who are in need of urgent medical help, have travelled to Moscow from war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. Parents and doctors told RT that due to the humanitarian crisis, it was impossible to treat the kids locally.

11.04.2015 20:27

​UKIP candidate apologizes for saying Lib Dem ‘deliberately caught HIV’
A UKIP candidate has been forced to apologize to a Liberal Democrat parliamentary hopeful for suggesting he had contracted HIV on purpose.

10.04.2015 14:22

'Major hypocrisy': US govt-funded agency admits marijuana can kill cancer cells
The National Institute on Drug Abuse, a US federal government research institute whose mission includes "bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction," has officially admitted that marijuana extracts can kill cancer cells.

10.04.2015 11:30

Revolutionary: Russian man to undergo first head-to-body transplant
Doctors seem to be a step closer to performing a breakthrough surgery: transplanting a human head onto another body. A Russian man with a rare genetic muscle-wasting disorder has volunteered to be the first to try the procedure.

10.04.2015 06:10

‘I had always known I was different’ Chelsea Manning on transitioning as a woman
Private Chelsea Manning faced stern resistance when she wanted to come out as transgender, she said in an exclusive ​interview with Cosmopolitan. She also spoke about her transition to living as woman in a military prison.

09.04.2015 00:08

Cloned antibody shows promise for HIV patients
A potent antibody created in a lab has shown promising results in the first human trial, a team of US and German scientists announced, suppressing HIV in the blood for up to a month without harmful side effects.

08.04.2015 23:44

​Sharp rise in under-11s seeking NHS transgender treatment
The number of children in the UK being referred to the NHS for transgender treatments has increased fourfold over the last five years, new figures indicate.

08.04.2015 14:33

Safer than riding a bike? Scientists promote medicinal use of psychedelic drugs
The therapeutic or experimental use of psychedelic drugs is safer than taking legal substances such as nicotine or alcohol, two leading members of a drug research organization have said.

08.04.2015 13:54