A key neuronal protein called alpha-synuclein normally gathers in synapses, where aggregates of it help regulate neurotransmissions, researchers have found. In overabundance, though, a-synuclein can choke off communication altogether, leading to neuronal death and related diseases.
Nondigestible compounds in apples -- specifically, Granny Smith apples -- may help prevent disorders associated with obesity, scientists have concluded. "We know that, in general, apples are a good source of these nondigestible compounds but there are differences in varieties," said the study's l...
More than half of stillbirths in the UK could be prevented if the NHS implemented additional scans, a leading obstetrician tells Panorama.
David Cameron is to tell the Conservative Party conference there will be more money to ensure seven-day GP access is rolled out across England by 2020.
Policies put into place by major funding agencies like the National Institutes of Health, and to a lesser extent by scientific journals, appear to be meeting the goal of increasing the sharing of scientific resources among life science investigators, experts say.
The author of new research into organ trafficking has called for a concerted international effort to confront the problem. Although there is no internationally agreed definition, 'organ trafficking' is broadly defined as situations in which people are tricked into giving up organs, may sell them ...
Talking therapy is more effective than pills in treating social anxiety disorder, a study has found.
Many adults in the UK are unaware of the risk factors for heart disease, according to a new poll.
In a new paper, world-leading cystic fibrosis experts have called for greater research to address the major concern of antibacterial resistance.
An inquest concludes a patient who died after being discharged from Stafford Hospital with an undiagnosed ruptured spleen could have been saved.
The death toll from the world's worst Ebola outbreak, in West Africa, passes 3,000, the World Health Organization says.
The Ebola epidemic could claim hundreds of thousands of lives and infect more than 1.4 million people by the end of January, according to a statistical forecast released this week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC forecast supports the drastically higher projections ...
Scientists have developed an approach to creating treatments for osteoporosis and autoimmune diseases that may avoid the risk of infection and cancer posed by some current medications.
Groundbreaking results were achieved in a clinical trial using hookworms to reduce the symptoms of celiac disease. The results are good news for sufferers of other inflammatory conditions such as asthma and Crohn's disease. In the small trial run over a year, 12 participants were each experimenta...
An early study in rats suggests the spice turmeric may help boost the brain's ability to repair and regenerate itself.