The placebo effect has puzzled scientists for years. Why do patients experience a temporary relief in symptoms without the administration of biologically active substances? According to scientists of the Harvard Medical School in Boston the susceptibility to placebos may be partly based on specific genetic variants. These results were published in a review in Trends in Molecular Medicine. Continue reading
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Recent research demonstrated that dopamine can be used in the treatment of cancer. The drug is normally used in other therapeutic areas but appears to inhibit vascular growth in cancer in vivo. Researchers from the American Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital (OSUCCC-James) published their findings in the International Journal of Cancer. Continue reading