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.

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

Throwing a loop to silence gene expression

Cells attach so-called ‘epigenetic’ signals to their genome to select which part of their genetic information is used. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) have now ... 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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