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Obesity and ‘carb breakdown’ gene linked

Researchers at King’s College London and Imperial College London have discovered that people with fewer copies of a gene coding for a carb-digesting enzyme...

‘Love hormone’ could provide new treatment for anorexia

Oxytocin, also known as the 'love hormone', could provide a new treatment for anorexia nervosa, according to new research by a team of British...

Nicotine patches do not appear to help pregnant smokers to quit

Behavioral support works, but evidence on drug treatment still lacking Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes and may have...

Frequent childhood nightmares may indicate an increased risk of psychotic traits

Children who suffer from frequent nightmares or bouts of night terrors may be at an increased risk of psychotic experiences in adolescence, according to...

Brain anatomy and language in young children

Researchers from Brown University and King’s College London have gained surprising new insights into how brain anatomy influences language acquisition in young children. Their study,...

Most dementia cases in China are undetected

An international team of researchers has found that over 90 percent of dementia cases in China go undetected, with a high level of undiagnosed...

Rate of ageing may be determined in the womb and linked...

Scientists have found that key metabolites in blood – chemical ‘fingerprints’ left behind as a result of early molecular changes before birth or in...

Promise of genomics research needs a realistic view

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - In the ten years since the human genetic code was mapped, expectations among scientists, health care industry, policy makers, and the public have remained high concerning the promise of genomics research for improving health....

Technology to screen for synbio abuses lags

London, UK (September 16, 2010) -- Amid growing concern that synthetic life sciences pose biosecurity and biosafety risks, scrutiny is increasing into the burgeoning DNA sequence trade. Research published today in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scienti...

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