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Can dogs smell cancer in humans? Research and diagnosis

Humans have put dogs’ remarkable sense of smell to use by training them to sniff out explosives and narcotics. Their powerful noses can also detect viruses, bacteria, and signs of cancer in a person’s body or bodily fluids. In this article, we look at the evidence behind dogs’ abilities to smell and identify different types […]

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Eye research targets scar tissue that forms after surgery

Today’s cataract surgery is often described as a marvel of modern medicine, a one-hour outpatient procedure that has spared millions from blindness, especially in developed countries. But nothing is perfect. “Modern cataract surgery is one of the most miraculous human health innovations,” said Melinda Duncan, professor of biological sciences at the University of Delaware. “It […]

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Hypothesis underpinning dementia research ‘flawed’

A hypothesis which has been the standard way of explaining how the body develops Alzheimer’s Disease for almost 30 years is flawed, according to a University of Manchester biologist. The amyloid cascade hypothesis argues that a series of stages, starting from the deposition of a starch-like protein called amyloid and ending with dementia, should be […]

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Brexit could have a ‘catastrophic’ impact on cancer research

Brexit may be ‘catastrophic’ on cancer research and trigger a staffing crisis as fears grow scientists from the EU may not be allowed to work in the UK Brexit could trigger a workforce crisis for researchers, experts claim UK researchers have had £4.2bn of funding from the European Union since 2014 Germany has already overtaken […]

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Junk Food Consumption Increases The Risk Of Depression, Study Finds

Multi-country study calls for GPs to give dietary advice as part of depression treatment An analysis of 41 multi-country studies has found that a diet high in junk food raises the risk of developing depression, reports The Guardian. The study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, took place in Britain, Spain, and Australia. Researchers examined […]