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Center for plasma medicine opened in Korea

With a ceremonial opening in presence of the German ambassador in Korea on February 6th, 2017 the cross-national „Applied Plasma Medicine Center“ (APMC) of the Leibniz-Institute for Plasma Science and Technology e.V. (INP Greifswald) and the Plasma Bioscience Research Center ...

02/17/2017

Chronic stress neurons discovered

A novel population of neurons that are only activated following chronic stress is identified. Today, stress is part of everyday life. However, when stress is chronic it can lead to distressing illnesses such as depression and anxiety disorders. In their latest study, scientists ...

02/16/2017

Hard shell – healthy kernel

Colon cancer: nutritionists at University of Jena clarify protective effect of nuts.

02/16/2017

Viruses Overheard Talking to One Another

Viruses may be stealthy invaders, but a study at the Weizmann Institute of Science reveals a new, chatty side of some: for the first time, viruses have been found communicating with one another. This communication – short “posts” left for kin and descendants – helps the ...

02/07/2017

Predicting and Preventing Prostate Cancer Spread

University of Adelaide researchers have uncovered a new pathway which regulates the spread of prostate cancer around the body.

02/06/2017

World still “grossly underprepared” for infectious disease outbreaks

The world remains “grossly underprepared” for outbreaks of infectious disease, which are likely to become more frequent in the coming decades, warn a team of international experts in The BMJ today.

02/02/2017

UV Light Can Aid Hospitals’ Fight to Wipe Out Drug-Resistant Superbugs

Adding UV light to standard cleaning cut transmission of 4 resistant bacteria by 30 percent

01/23/2017

Study Finds Association Between Eating Hot Peppers and Decreased Mortality

Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer, say researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality – primarily in deaths due to heart ...

01/21/2017

Sensory Stimuli Control Dopamine in the Brain

Type and intensity of stimuli control the activity of nerve cells that release the neurotransmitter dopamine

01/18/2017

Concussion linked to brain changes in people at genetic risk for Alzheimer's

Moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury is a known risk factor for diseases that gradually destroy the brain - such as late-onset Alzheimer's disease. Now, a new study links mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, in people at genetic risk for Alzheimer's to accelerated ...

01/16/2017