A fundamental question in neuroscience is how neuronal circuits give rise to brain function, as disruptions in these connections can lead to brain disorders. Translating the rules governing the functional organization of neural circuits requires knowledge of the synaptic connections among identif...
While studying the rapid growth of the therapeutic boarding school industry, an expert observed that troubled young men in at least one program most often displayed a type of 'hybrid masculinity.'
NHS England is inviting applications for funding to improve care for women with serious mental illness during pregnancy or soon after birth.
A leading provider of abortions in England has suspended terminations under general anaesthetic, and those to under 18s, following inspections by healthcare inspectors.
With an estimated 500,000 human infections and 50,000 deaths annually, visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is the second most prevalent parasitic killer, behind malaria. Leishmania parasites are transmitted through the bite of phlebotomine sand flies. A study makes the case that fighting the insects by t...
Immune memory ensures a quick, specific response to previously encountered pathogens. However, for rapidly evolving pathogens like influenza virus, there is concern that recalled ('old') antibodies dominate and compromise the response against a changed ('new') infectious strain. A mouse study rep...
Researchers say they have discovered a new experimental method of observing changes in the eye, which could detect Parkinson's disease before symptoms develop.
The government's childhood obesity plan meets heavy criticism from health experts, campaigners, MPs and the boss of one of Britain's biggest supermarkets.
A lack of access to nearby stores selling fresh food may increase residents' risk of developing the signs of early heart disease, according to new research.
Circulating viral infections may help explain the temporal and geographical patterns associated with the risk of developing childhood celiac disease, conclude Swedish researchers.
A new dementia atlas, published by the government, reveals patchy NHS care for the condition across England.
Young people starting at university or college in September are being urged to get a vaccine against meningitis.
A new study shoes that under certain conditions, research participants who know a treatment they are receiving to ease pain is a placebo with no medical value, it still works.
Scientists have unraveled how an important plant protein, known as TOPLESS, interacts with other molecules responsible for turning genes off. The findings in plants provide a general model across species for this type of gene silencing, which is linked to several vital biological functions in hum...
A panel of independent experts has decided that a clot-busting drug often used to treat strokes is "safe and effective".
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