Health and Lifestyle

Newly discovered pathway for pain processing could lead to new treatments

Published: 8Aug2017

The discovery of a new biological pathway involved in pain processing offers hope of using existing cancer drugs to replace the use of opioids in chronic pain treatment, according to scientists at...

Diabetes drug may help symptoms of autism-associated condition

Published: 15May2017

Metformin, the most widely used drug to treat type 2 diabetes, could potentially be used to treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, an inherited form of intellectual disability and a cause of some...

Solving medical “cold cases” through genetics

Published: 6Apr2017

Researchers have identified the genetic mutation responsible for one patient's serious health problems, finally solving a medical mystery that has endured for over 30 years. Thanks to this...

Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancer

Published: 23Mar2017

Being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor is devastating news for patients and their loved ones. Whereas some types of tumor respond well to treatment, others such as glioblastomas – the most...

Woodstoves are good for the soul, bad for the heart

Published: 27Feb2017

The risk of acute myocardial infarction for the elderly living in and around small cities is increased by air pollution caused by biomass burning from woodstoves.  ...

Targeting the biological clock could slow the progression of cancer

Published: 16Feb2017

Does the biological clock in cancer cells influence tumour growth? Yes, according to a study conducted by Nicolas Cermakian, a professor in McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry....

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