Modern Love: Why Can’t Men Say ‘I Love You’ to Each Other?

I’m having L-word troubles, but my troubles don’t involve a lover. There’s no romance or sex in this. No flowers, candles or dancing. My L-word troubles are with my boy, my best friend, Kichi. I’ve told him I love him probably five or six times now, but he never says it back. When people say,…

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A new system for treating type 1 diabetes mellitus

Credit: Albert Espona-Noguera. UPV/EHU Type 1 diabetes mellitus (DMT1) contributes to 10% of the total of cases of diabetes mellitus worldwide, mainly in young people and is regarded as a growing health risk. DMT1 is characterised by the self-immune destruction of the pancreatic cells that produce insulin (pancreatic islets), which leads to severe insulin deficiency…

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Prince Charming’s kiss unlocking brain’s regenerative potential?

IMAGE: Two genes, Hes1 and Ascl1, control the sleeping and waking of adult neural stem cells and their expression fluctuates in waves. view more  Credit: Kyoto University/Robin Hoshino Kyoto, Japan — The human body has powerful healing abilities. But treating brain disorders is no easy task, as brain cells — neurons — have limited ability to…

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Researchers discover the Achilles’ heel of an aggressive brain cancer

IMAGE: Figure shows patient-derived glioblastoma in murine brain treated with saline (control, left panel) or clemastine (right panel). Glioblastoma cells (red) are known to invade the brain (blue). Invasive glioblastoma cells… view more  Glioblastoma is the most prevalent and also the most lethal type of brain tumour in adults, with no curative treatment currently available. Glioblastomas…

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Food in the EU subject to strictest standards

As the EFSA Focal Point in Germany, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) is also represented in the campaign with publications on the latest challenges, such as antimicrobial resistance and microplastics in food. «Food safety is one of the most urgent tasks of consumer protection,» says BfR President, Professor Dr. Dr. Andreas Hensel.…

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A cup of joe and you’re good to go!

Latte, cappuccino or short black, a morning coffee is an essential for many people looking to kick start their day. But while the humble coffee may be a vital feature of the daily grind, how much is too much? While the pros and cons of drinking coffee have been debated for decades, new research from…

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Statins’ potential to treat MS unrelated to lowering cholesterol

The widely prescribed statin, simvastatin, can medically help patients with secondary progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS) — for reasons that might be unrelated to the drug’s intended cholesterol lowering affects, a UCL study has found. «Although this study cannot provide a final answer as to what exactly is the reason for the success of statins in…

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999 trial shows value of live video streaming

Using live video streaming from the scene of accidents and medical emergencies to the dispatch team of a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) has public support and the potential to be rolled out across the UK’s ambulance network , according to the team behind a scientific study. A trial undertaken by Air Ambulance Kent Surrey…

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