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Study highlights requirement of protein in initiation of apoptosis in uveal melanoma

Study highlights requirement of protein in initiation of apoptosis in uveal melanoma

New research from the University of Liverpool has identified the role of a specific protein in the human body that can help prevent the survival and spread of eye cancer, by initiating cancer 'cell-suicide'. [More]
ILC-UK urges change to eligibility guidelines to increase uptake of shingles vaccination

ILC-UK urges change to eligibility guidelines to increase uptake of shingles vaccination

Responding to the news of falls in uptake of the shingles vaccination, the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) has urged a change to its eligibility guidelines. [More]
Women with dementia receive less health monitoring than men, UCL research reveals

Women with dementia receive less health monitoring than men, UCL research reveals

Women with dementia have fewer visits to the GP, receive less health monitoring and take more potentially harmful medication than men with dementia, new UCL (University College London) research reveals. [More]
Moderate coffee consumption may offer protection against age-related cognitive decline

Moderate coffee consumption may offer protection against age-related cognitive decline

A new report from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC), a not-for-profit organisation devoted to the study and disclosure of science related to coffee and health, highlights the potential role of coffee consumption in reducing the risk of cognitive decline. [More]
Tissue damage plays crucial role in cell reprogramming

Tissue damage plays crucial role in cell reprogramming

Cell reprogramming does not happen exactly as we thought. In the pages of the journal Science, a team from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre has shown that tissue damage is a relevant factor for cells to go back to an embryonic state. [More]
Research reveals key role of fibroblasts in development of rheumatoid arthritis

Research reveals key role of fibroblasts in development of rheumatoid arthritis

A study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham reveals the key role of different types of fibroblast cells in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), opening up a new avenue for research into treatment of the disease. [More]
UK’S pathology services struggling to cope with rising demand for tests, report reveals

UK’S pathology services struggling to cope with rising demand for tests, report reveals

Pathology services in the UK are struggling to cope with the increasing number of patient samples that need to be tested, according to a Cancer Research UK report published today (Wednesday). [More]
Finding reliable health information online: an interview with Dr Andrew Boyden

Finding reliable health information online: an interview with Dr Andrew Boyden

The research was presented by pharmacists from the Calvary Public Hospital in Canberra, who looked at conversations that took place in selected parenting groups on Facebook. [More]
Research provides new insight into possible causes of AMD among older people

Research provides new insight into possible causes of AMD among older people

Research from the University of Southampton gives new insight into possible causes of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss among people aged 50 and older. [More]
Global high blood pressure has almost doubled over past 40 years, shows study

Global high blood pressure has almost doubled over past 40 years, shows study

In the past 40 years, there has been a large increase in the number of people living with high blood pressure worldwide because of population growth and ageing—rising from 594 million in 1975 to over 1.1 billion in 2015. [More]
Cannabinoid receptors regulate memory processes by modulating mitochondrial energy metabolism

Cannabinoid receptors regulate memory processes by modulating mitochondrial energy metabolism

It has been known for some time that the extracts of the Cannabis plant, just like synthetic cannabinoids and those produced by the brain itself, join up with type 1 (CB1) cannabinoid receptors located in the nerve endings of the neurons, and inhibit the release of chemical messengers (neurotransmitters) in the communication areas between the nerve cells. [More]
Male sleep habits linked to increased risk of cancer

Male sleep habits linked to increased risk of cancer

Men who have worked night shifts for more than 20 years, or who work night shifts without daytime napping, or sleep for more than ten hours per night on average may have an increased risk of cancer, according to a study published in Annals of Medicine. [More]
Heart Valve Voice report sets out recommendations to prioritise development of NICE heart valve disease guidelines

Heart Valve Voice report sets out recommendations to prioritise development of NICE heart valve disease guidelines

UK charity Heart Valve Voice today launches its report, ‘Towards a Heart Healthy Future: a 2020 Vision for Heart Valve Disease’ at a parliamentary event attended by MPs across the country. [More]
Scientists identify essential enzymes for efficient and precise repair of damaged DNA

Scientists identify essential enzymes for efficient and precise repair of damaged DNA

Scientists at The Australian National University and Heidelberg University in Germany have found an essential component in the DNA repair process which could open the door to the development of new cancer drugs. [More]
Novel C. elegans worm strain could serve as tool for testing interventions against AD

Novel C. elegans worm strain could serve as tool for testing interventions against AD

Researchers from Yale-NUS College have partnered with researchers from the National University of Singapore and SingHealth Group to develop a novel Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) worm strain which expresses an amyloid beta protein fragment involved in the development of human Alzheimer's Disease (AD). [More]
New research underscores problems affecting cognitive development of children in sub-Saharan Africa

New research underscores problems affecting cognitive development of children in sub-Saharan Africa

New research from the University of Liverpool highlights problems impacting on the cognitive development of children in sub-Saharan Africa. [More]
Physical fitness in elders may play key role in protecting from cardiovascular risk factors

Physical fitness in elders may play key role in protecting from cardiovascular risk factors

It may not be enough just to meet public health guidelines for physical activity if you want to stave off the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. [More]
High age-specific fitness reduces cardiovascular risk posed by extended sedentary time

High age-specific fitness reduces cardiovascular risk posed by extended sedentary time

More and more studies confirm that sitting is bad for our health, increasing the likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease and other lifestyle-related illnesses such as diabetes. [More]
New review looks at complexity of fracture epidemiology in diabetes

New review looks at complexity of fracture epidemiology in diabetes

Due to the ageing of populations as well as increasing obesity and adverse lifestyle factors, type 2 diabetes (T2D) is reaching epidemic proportions in many parts of the world. [More]
IED detection technique could be potential diagnostic tool for dementia

IED detection technique could be potential diagnostic tool for dementia

Researchers from the University of Adelaide in South Australia developed the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection method in 2014, which used light intensity to determine the presence of explosive residue. [More]
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