Unhealthy culture around anal sex encouraging coercion and pain

Greater openness needed to challenge harmful attitudes and expectations about anal sex between men and women.

Brain and Nerves

Changing the Emotional Association of Memories

By manipulating neural circuits in the brain of mice, scientists have altered the emotional associations of specific memories. The research, led by Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Susumu Tonegawa at ... Full story

Digestive System

Research explains how cellular guardians of the gut develop

Even the most careful chosen meal can contain surprises. To defend against infectious microbes, viruses or other potential hazards that find their way to the intestines, a dedicated contingent of ... Full story

Genetics and Birth Defects

Cerebral palsy may be hereditary

In the past, researchers believed that most cases of cerebral palsy (CP) were caused by birth-related injury, but a new study shows that some of the cause may be due ... Full story

Geriatrics and Aging

Report shows use of care plans in UK is rare with limited benefits

The current use of written care plans and care planning in the management of patients with long-term conditions by GPs in the UK is rare, a new study shows. This ... Full story

Immune System

TGF-ß prevents self-reactive B cell activation

T follicular helper (TFH) cells contribute to the establishment of humoral immunity by controlling the delivery of helper signals to activated B cells. However, TFH development must be restrained, as ... Full story


Discovery reveals how bacteria distinguish harmful versus helpful viruses

When they are not busy attacking us, germs go after each other. But when viruses invade bacteria, it doesn’t always spell disaster for the infected microbes: Sometimes viruses actually carry ... Full story

Life style and Fitness

How does your wine make you feel?

University of Adelaide researchers are investigating the links between wine, where it's consumed and emotion to help the Australian wine industry gain deeper consumer insights into their products. ... Full story

Lungs and Breathing

Drugs used to treat lung disease work with the body clock

Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered why medication to treat asthma and pneumonia can become ineffective. The findings, published recently in Nature Medicine, were identified as part of ... Full story

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