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It’s long been known that certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) cause cancer. Now, researchers at The Ohio State University have determined a new way that HPV might spark cancer development – by...

Biologists at UC San Diego have succeeded in visualizing the movement within plants of a key hormone responsible for growth and resistance to drought. The achievement will allow researchers to conduct further...

Delivering chemotherapy drugs in nanoparticle form could help reduce side effects by targeting the drugs directly to the tumors. In recent years, scientists have developed nanoparticles that deliver one or two...

A new report from Public Health England estimates that long-term particulate air pollution is responsible for substantial levels of mortality in the United Kingdom. Figures range from 3.8-3.9% of the proportion of...

Phencyclidine (PCP)-treatment of rodents is used as a pre-clinical model for human schizophrenia. Using such a rat model, researchers in the University of Southern Denmark, the Danish Technological Institute and...

A new study shows that domestic abuse is closely linked to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in mothers. The research also found that specific types...

The immune response is delicately balanced to ensure that non-self ‘invaders’ are expelled while self-elements are tolerated. Multiple processes and mediators cooperate to maintain this balance,...

The complexity of biology can befuddle even the most sophisticated light microscopes. Biological samples bend light in unpredictable ways, returning difficult-to-interpret information to the microscope and...