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It takes a lot of connections to create human intelligence. Brain function depends on contacts between multiple regions within the brain.
New three-dimensional imaging of the human placenta has been developed to help understand the reasons for fetal growth restriction - a condition which affects thousands in the UK alone.
Scientists have uncovered fresh insights into how vitamin D affects the immune system and might influence susceptibility to diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
Embryonic stem cells have the ability to self-renew, and, being pluripotent have the potential to create almost any cell type in the body.
Previous research has suggested that specific factors about the doctor performing colonoscopy - for example, a gastroenterologist versus a surgeon, female versus male - were associated with different rates of detection of precancerous polyps.
What if doctors had a remote control that they could use to steer a patient's own cells to a wound to speed up the healing process?
Scientists from Lancaster University in the UK have discovered that immune responses originally found to prevent fungal infections are also important in eliminating Trichinella spiralis, a round worm and the causative agent of Trichinosis.
Gene therapy offers the promise of a cure for beta-thalassemia and a new study has shown that it is associated with fewer complications and hospital admissions over 2 years than treatment by allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
A new research paper describes how an antibody that prevents HIV binding to human immune cells was shown to be able to suppress levels of HIV for up to four months.
A new gene therapy created by US researchers appears to have cured eight infant boys born with a rare genetic disorder referred to as “Bubble Boy” disease.
A recent study reviewed evidence from 23 controlled scientific studies to determine once and for all, whether WiFi has a detrimental effect on human health.
Researchers have shown that maternal age may not influence the implantation potential of embryos in IVF or the likelihood of miscarriage.
Victor W. Zhong and colleagues have published a study showing that the consumption of eggs is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases.
In a breakthrough research study, scientists at Yale University have restored cellular activity in the brains of dead pigs.
A new study reports that a type of cervical cancer that is less amenable to Pap testing is increasing in several subpopulations of women, pointing to the growing importance of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing and vaccination.
In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after knee replacement.
One in five Ontario children and youth suffer from a mental disorder, but less than one-third have had contact with a mental health care provider, says the Ontario Child Health Study.
In the first study to evaluate inhaler technique in children hospitalized for asthma - the group at highest risk for complications and death from asthma - researchers found that nearly half of participants demonstrated improper inhaler use, which means they routinely were not taking in the full dose of medication.
Researchers have designed a new type of adhesive patch that can be placed directly on the heart and may one day help to reduce the stretching of heart muscle that often occurs after a heart attack.
A new study led by a research team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School describes how bacteria adapted to the modern hospital environment and repeatedly cause antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections.