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Researchers Find Genetic Clue to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) caused by genetics, diet, past trauma, anxiety? All are thought to play a role, but now, for the first time, researchers...

You smell sick. No, really.

Humans are able to smell sickness in someone whose immune system is highly active within just a few hours of exposure to a toxin,...

New method increases supply of embryonic stem cells

A new method allows for large-scale generation of human embryonic stem cells of high clinical quality. It also allows for production of such cells...

Diminishing fear vicariously by watching others

Phobias — whether it's fear of spiders, clowns, or small spaces — are common and can be difficult to treat. New research suggests that...

A mother’s genes influence her child’s ageing

As we grow older, not only the function of organs slows down. Also on a cellular level more and more damages occur. One reason is...

Caesareans weaken gut microbiota and increase risk of allergies

Children who came into the world by Caesarean section are more often affected by allergies than those born in the natural way. The reason...

Technological breakthrough paves the way for better drugs

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed the first method for directly measuring the extent to which drugs reach their targets in the...

Link shown between Crohn’s disease and virus

A new study reveals that all children with Crohn's disease that were examined had a commonly occurring virus – an enterovirus – in their...

Surprising Results in Study of Cancer Survivor Twins

Older female cancer survivors are significantly more likely to suffer from long-term cognitive impairment after diagnosis and treatment compared to their twin sibling with...

Low-stress babies show fewer allergies

A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that infants with low concentrations of the stress-related hormone cortisol in their saliva develop fewer...

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