Insight into early stages of bowel cancer could provide new treatments

An international team of scientists have identified key factors underpinning the development of bowel or colorectal cancer in patients with a genetic predisposition to the disease. The study—led by researchers at the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute at the University of Glasgow and the University of Helsinki, and published today in Nature—provides crucial insight into […]

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Functional brain network predicts real-life social network in individuals with schizophrenia, social anhedonia

Schizophrenia is a brain and neurodevelopmental disorder. Previous studies on schizophrenia have mainly focused on the identification of sub-networks associating with social cognitions such as mentalizing people’s intention and understanding their emotion. However, few studies have examined the social brain network and its role in the formation of various social dysfunctions in patients with schizophrenia. […]

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Five facts about ransomware attacks

A ransomware attack on Brazil’s JBS SA (JBSS3.SA), the world’s largest meatpacker, has brought attention to the growing area of cybercrime. The following are some details on ransomware and the issues around it: What is ransomware? Ransom software works by encrypting victims’ data; typically hackers will offer the victim a key in return for cryptocurrency […]

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