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Breakthrough research gives hope to bipolar patients

In short: An international collaborative study has identified the molecular mechanism behind lithium’s effectiveness in treating bipolar disorder patients. This may support the development of...
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Older people still grow new brain cells as young people, study shows

Researchers show for the first time that healthy older men and women can generate just as many new brain cells as younger people.
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A simple blood count could help diagnose cancer earlier

In Short: Having a high blood platelet count is a strong predictor of cancer and should be urgently investigated to save lives, according to a...
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Light at night disrupts biological clock & promoted tumor growth in rats

Researchers have demonstrated that light exposure at night disrupts metabolism; creating an obesogenic environment which favors tumor growth.
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New combinational immunotherapy for lung cancer shows great promise

In a groundbreaking development, results from a recent clinical trial to treat lung cancer show that a novel immunotherapy combination is surprisingly effective at controlling the disease's progression.
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Safe removal of large colon polyps in higher risk elderly patients

This study shows that, even in the elderly, large colon polyps can be simply and safely removed by endoscopy.
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Menstrual or peripheral blood? New method permits forensic investigators to identify blood source in sexual assault cases

A new method has been developed to make that evidentiary distinction clear, improving the future of forensic analysis and of criminal investigation.
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Our society has unconsciously made us incredibly sexist

Researchers have discovered that gender-based prejudices and stereotypes can be detected by measuring the spontaneous brain activity of people.
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Health problems in childhood impacts mental health in adulthood, new study

In Short: Children with chronic physical illness are at higher risk of depression and anxiety across the lifespan. This information is critically important for medical...
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Top stories in science this week

Top stories in science this week handpicked by The Surg.
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Can you melt a magnet?

Researchers have prepared magnetic liquids that are neither solutions nor suspensions, but low-melting magnetic salts
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Scientists just showed that lungs make blood

Surprise! Lung make blood. Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have shown for the first time that lung produces blood components (platelets)...
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Top stories in science this week

Top stories in science this week handpicked by The Surg.
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Top stories in science this week

Top stories in science this week handpicked by The Surg.
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Scientists are developing a new HIV vaccine that might save millions of lives

Canadian researchers have joined forces to develop an HIV vaccine using the same backbone as that used for the Ebola vaccine recently tested in West Africa.
B vitamins

Contrary to common belief, B vitamins can reduce stroke risk- let your doctor know

Vitamin B12 deficiency is very common, usually not diagnosed, and can increase the risk of stroke.
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An active ingredient of turmeric helps fight stomach cancer

Researchers have verified that curcumin an active compound of turmeric possesses multiple effects against the growth of stomach cancer.
Graphene-oxide sieve filters

Graphene-oxide sieve filters salt water to produce fresh drinking water

In Short: New research shows graphene can filter common salts from water to make it safe to drink. This could lead to affordable desalination technology....
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This newly discovered properties of gold can help in cancer therapy

Scientists have discovered new properties of gold that were previously unknown, suggesting that this precious metal could be used in cancer therapy.

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