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Researchers find key to help treat different cancers

The researchers studied the role of a process called O-GlcNAc protein modification in cancer metabolism.

Breast cancer cells could be turned into fat to stop them from spreading, says study

Meanwhile, the team is investigating whether this therapy would work combined with chemotherapy, and whether it would apply to other types of cancers.


High uptake of HPV vaccine can lead to elimination of cervical cancer: Study

The study, published in the Lancet medical journal, observed that two strands of HPV virus that are mainly responsible for cervical cancer fell 83 per cent in girls aged 13 to 19 after five to eight years of vaccination.

Food in marketplaces considered 'too sweet', suggests new study

When looking at reviews that referred to sweet taste, the researchers found that over-sweetness was mentioned 25 times more than under-sweetness.

Motherhood reduces breast size dissatisfaction, says study

Perfectionistic self-presentation -- the desire to create an image of flawlessness in the eyes of other people -- is known to contribute towards negative body image.

Dogs evolved 'puppy eyes' to better communicate with humans: Study

The study suggests that the inner eyebrow raising movement triggers a nurturing response in humans because it makes the dogs' eyes appear larger, more infant like and also resembles a movement humans produce when they are sad.


Understanding positive aspects of masculinity in boys could prevent violence, says study

Learning about empathy, healthy relationships, gender-based violence and receiving bystander intervention training through physical activity, peer-to-peer dialogue, storytelling, role play, multimedia, and group discussions could help.

How sperm banks are using masculinity to buy sperm donors' time

To overcome regulatory constraints and increase donor numbers, sperm banks in the UK and Australia began to market the act of donating sperm as a confirmation of masculinity.

Diabetes associated with increased risk of death among Asian population, says study

The findings suggest that there is an urgent need to "develop diabetes management programs that are tailored to Asian populations and the subsequent strong implementation of these programs in Asia".

Genes may contribute to marital satisfaction: Study

After detailed analysis it was found that "when at least one of the partners in a couple carried a particular version of the oxytocin-related gene, both partners reported greater marital security and satisfaction."