Science news: Aug 2013

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Gastric bypass surgery changes the brain's response to food

Gastric bypass surgery changes how the brain responds to food, reducing not only hunger but also the drive to eat for pleasure.
21 August 2013

Scars in cancer cell DNA are ‘smoking gun’ of disease development

Wellcome Trust scientists have created a map of the ‘scars’ left on the DNA of cancer cells by genetic mutations, which is hoped to lead to new ways to treat and prevent the cancers.
15 August 2013

Heart's own stem cells offer hope for new treatment of heart failure

A group of stem cells found in the heart are responsible for repairing and regenerating tissue damaged by heart attacks that leads to heart failure.
15 August 2013

New treatment may work with folic acid to prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida

A new treatment could work alongside folic acid to further reduce the incidence of neural tube defects such as spina bifida developing in early pregnancy.
08 August 2013

DNA replication mystery solved

Scientists have solved a 30-year puzzle surrounding the regulation of DNA replication in frog embryos.
01 August 2013