health The Wnt pathway Scientists zeroed in on the gene responsible for multiple sclerosis, a disease in which the body

In this Review we delve into the underlying causes of health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and provide an Indigenous perspective to understanding these inequalities. We are able to present only a snapshot of the many research publications about Indigenous health. Our aim is to provide clinicians with a framework to better understand such matters.

Climate change and an ageing population bring together two key policy challenges which need to be addressed to ensure a safe, secure, equitable and sustainable future. Growing old in the twenty-first century will bring with it the unique challenge of

For better brain A team of scientists in the US has found that exercise has links to brain cell regeneration. The team first looked at the brains of exercising mice using magnetic resonance imaging

humans are more prone to cancer because of their body mass. However, nature has protected us somewhat from this risk by disallowing the secretion of an enzyme that rapidly heals damaged cells but

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There is reason to believe that Dolly, the cloned sheep, inherited some of the wear and tear suffered by her six-year-old mother's cells. The ends of Dolly's chromosomes are shorter than those of

Thefruitflies seem to live longer on a poor diet. Why?

ARMED forces medical services have started giving a lot of importance to geriatric medicine. Studies have revealed that a large number of patients admitted to military hospitals suffer from

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