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Testosterone promotes ‘cuddling,’ not just aggression, animal study finds

Testosterone can foster friendly, prosocial behavior in males, a new animal study finds. “For what we believe is the first time, we’ve demonstrated that testosterone can directly promote nonsexual, prosocial behavior, in addition to aggression, in the same individual,” says Aubrey Kelly, Emory assistant professor of psychology and first author of the study. “It’s surprising […]

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AI algorithm that detects brain abnormalities could help cure epilepsy

An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can detect subtle brain abnormalities that cause epileptic seizures has been developed by a UCL-led team of international researchers. The Multicentre Epilepsy Lesion Detection project (MELD) used over 1,000 patient MRI scans from 22 global epilepsy centers to develop the algorithm, which provides reports of where abnormalities are in […]

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Breakthrough in search for tinnitus cure

After 20 years searching for a cure for tinnitus, researchers at the University of Auckland are excited by ‘encouraging results’ from a clinical trial of a mobile-phone-based therapy. The study randomized 61 patients to one of two treatments, the prototype of the new ‘digital polytherapeutic’ or a popular self-help app producing white noise. On average, […]

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New chip could make treating metastatic cancer easier and faster

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found a detection method that could revolutionize cancer treatment by showing how cancers metastasize and what stage they are. Cancer spreads via circulating tumor cells (CTCs) that travel through the blood to other organs, and they are nearly impossible to track. Now, researchers at the Georgia Institute […]

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French region urges youth meningitis vaccinations after death

Officials in southeast France said Friday they were urging some 56,000 young people to get vaccinated against meningitis, after 12 cases over the past year that led to at least one death. The alarming number of Meningococcal B cases may be linked to a new variant of the bacteria, which infects the lining of the […]

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Smart contact lenses for cancer diagnostics and screening

Scientists from the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation (TIBI) have developed a contact lens that can capture and detect exosomes, nanometer-sized vesicles found in bodily secretions that have the potential for being diagnostic cancer biomarkers. The lens was designed with microchambers bound to antibodies that can capture exosomes found in tears. This antibody-conjugated signaling microchamber […]

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Annual screening before age 50 leads to lower proportions of advanced breast cancer

A new study led by University of Ottawa professors has found Canadian provinces that annually screen women aged 40–49 had lower proportions of advanced breast cancer compared to women aged 50–59 from provinces that did not hold annual mammograms. “This is the first Canadian study to show that screening policies for women 40–49 impact women […]