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Worms learn to smell danger

Worms can learn. And the ways they learn and respond to danger could lead scientists to new treatments for people with neurodegenerative diseases.

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New bowel cancer drug target discovered

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have discovered a new drug target for bowel cancer that is specific to tumour cells and therefore less toxic than conventional therapies.

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New method to measure how drugs interact

Cancer, HIV and tuberculosis are among the many serious diseases that are frequently treated with combinations of three or more drugs, over months or even years. Developing the most effective therapies for such diseases requires ...

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Thrombosis odds up with bioresorbable vascular scaffolds

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On-and-off fasting helps fight obesity

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Screening tools identify potentially inappropriate meds

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