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Aggressive brain cancer: Why does immunotherapy fail?
 

Aggressive brain cancer: Why does immunotherapy fail?

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New research helps explain why some glioblastoma tumors respond to immunotherapy whereas the majority of these aggressive cancers do not.

Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD
 

Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD

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New research suggests that practicing transcendental meditation over approximately 3 months can effectively fight symptoms of PTSD and improve depression.

Flu breakthrough: Universal vaccine may be in sight
 

Flu breakthrough: Universal vaccine may be in sight

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In a discovery that the researchers have deemed to be ‘paradigm-shifting,’ ‘killer’ immune cells may offer protection against all types of flu virus.

New stem cells could be ‘universally transplanted’
 

New stem cells could be ‘universally transplanted’

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Researchers have designed a type of stem cell that should be able to withhold transplantation into any recipient without facing rejection.

Depression: Gene-activating drug reverses symptoms in mice
 

Depression: Gene-activating drug reverses symptoms in mice

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Researchers have reversed symptoms of depression, such as anhedonia and behavioral despair, in male mice with a drug that activates a gene they call SIRT1.

Ability to do pushups may predict cardiovascular risk
 

Ability to do pushups may predict cardiovascular risk

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Recent research has found a strong link between a man’s ability to complete numerous pushups and his risk of developing cardiovascular problems.

New cell-tracking technique sheds light on breast cancer spread
 

New cell-tracking technique sheds light on breast cancer spread

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Cellular barcoding shows promise as a way to identify the few metastasis-driving cell variants from the thousands that are present in breast cancer tumors.

Gender transition drugs could be bad for the heart
 

Gender transition drugs could be bad for the heart

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New research suggests that hormone therapy may place people who are gender transitioning at a higher risk of cardiovascular events.

Marijuana may be risky for those with heart disease
 

Marijuana may be risky for those with heart disease

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The case of a 70-year-old man who had a heart attack after eating a marijuana lollipop has caused concern in the medical community.

Parkinson’s: How stem cells can help repair the brain
 

Parkinson’s: How stem cells can help repair the brain

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A new review examines the past, present, and future of stem cell therapy for replacing damaged brain cells in Parkinson’s disease.

Night owls may experience ‘jet lag’ on a daily basis
 

Night owls may experience ‘jet lag’ on a daily basis

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New research shows how brain activity in ‘night owls’ is different from that of ‘morning larks,’ and how this can affect their productivity and well-being.

Diabetes and Alzheimer’s: What’s the link?
 

Diabetes and Alzheimer’s: What’s the link?

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Although scientists have linked Alzheimer’s and diabetes, the exact connection has been difficult to unpick. A recent study now gives further insight.

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