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Thursday, June 5, 2014
Autism in childhood may be linked to higher levels of steroid hormones in the womb during early fetal development, researchers said on Tuesday.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
By unleashing the immune system to attack skin cancer, researchers have made important strides against melanoma, according to the results of three clinical trials released Monday.
A National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) team has discovered the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis and developed antibodies that reduce liver damage, inhibit hepatic fibrosis and recover liver function, according to a press release from the school.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Exports soar as Italy's rice fields find 'niche markets'
The rice fields around Vercelli in northern Italy stretch as far as the eye can see with the snow-capped Alps behind.
Cancer researchers say major progress is being made against a malady that kills more than seven million people worldwide each year, but funding is short and many challenges remain.
Several new targeted therapies have shown promise against advanced cancers of the blood, lungs, ovaries, and thyroid, according to research released Saturday at a major U.S. cancer conference.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Drug helps breast cancer patients keep fertility
Doctors may have found a way to help young breast cancer patients avoid infertility caused by chemotherapy. Giving a drug to shut down the ovaries temporarily seems to boost the odds they will work after treatment ends, and it might even improve survival, a study found.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
An international team of scientists say they have identified a compound that can fight coronaviruses, responsible for the SARS and MERS outbreaks, which currently have no cure.
Friday, May 30, 2014
German drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim said Wednesday it has agreed to pay US$650 million to settle thousands of U.S. claims questioning the marketing and safety of its popular blood thinner Pradaxa.
Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis.
  
  
  
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