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Dehydroascorbic acid, a precursor of vitamin C, may help stroke patients retain use of parts of their brain at risk from the blood shut-off caused by strokes.
Researchers can use microcantilevers studded with antibodies that react to prostate specific antigen, or PSA, to analyze blood samples for signs of prostate cancer.
A pair of studies suggests a link, at least in some women, between elevated residential exposure to electromagnetic fields and reduced production of the hormone melatonin.
Cells that enter a state called senescence in older individuals may stimulate nearby cells to become tumors.
Scientists have created a synthetic compound that, when tested in rats, disables the toxin that makes anthrax lethal.
A French group performed the first transatlantic operation when surgeons in New York controlled a robot in Strasbourg, France, which removed a woman's gall bladder.
A hepatitis-like virus that causes no known diseases seems to help people stave off the progression of HIV, the AIDS virus.
Compounds called avicins extracted from Acacia victoriae, an Australian desert tree, inhibit inflammation and cancer in test-tube and mouse studies.
Soft, dry surfaces in hospitals can harbor live germs for more than a month.
Even before they begin to carry blood, blood vessels provide signals that help spark the development of organs such as the liver.
Drugs such as insulin may be delivered by inhaling mists of medicine-containing alcohol.
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