The understanding of cell death used to consist in necrosis, an unregulated form, and apoptosis, regulated cell death. That understanding expanded to acknowledge that apoptosis happens through the intrinsic or extrinsic pathways. Actually, many other regulated cell death processes exist, including necroptosis, a regulated form of necrosis, and autophagy-dependent cell death.
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A UK survey of more than 2,000 young women has shown that many delays or avoid having a smear test due to feeling scared, vulnerable, embarrassed or not being in control.
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that eosinophils, white blood cells that may have played an evolutionary role in combating parasites, but which are today responsible for chronic asthma and modern allergies may be used to eliminate malignant colon cancer cells.
Bowel cancer screening often begins after the age of fifty. New statistics reveal that it should start earlier because of cancer in the rise among the younger population in Australia. There is a rise of around 9 % in the cases of bowel cancer.
Adoption of advanced health information technology (HIT) capabilities is inconsistent across health care systems, with electronic health record (EHR) standardization being the strongest predictor of advanced capabilities, according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Managed Care.
US doctors who receive direct payments from opioid manufacturers tend to prescribe more opioids than doctors who receive no such payments, according to new research published by Addiction.
Feeding behavior and social stimulation activate intermingled but distinct brain circuits, and activating one circuit can inhibit the other, according to a new study by researchers at Stanford University. The researchers demonstrated in mice that direct stimulation of fewer than two dozen nerve cells, or neurons, linked to social interaction was enough to suppress the animals' drive to feed themselves — a finding with potential clinical significance for understanding and treating eating disorders such as anorexia.
A new 'brain training' game designed by researchers at the University of Cambridge improves users' concentration, according to new research published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. The scientists behind the venture say this could provide a welcome antidote to the daily distractions that we face in a busy world.