Vision is essential for humans, with mammals able to detect visible light between 400 and 700 nm on the electromagnetic spectrum. In mammalian photoreceptor cells, light-absorbing pigments, consisting of opsins … Continue Reading Augmented injection gives mammals night vision.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a potentially lethal disease associated with the presence of critically short telomeres, and currently lacking effective treatment. Now, a study from researchers at CNIO cures this … Continue Reading Researchers cure lung fibrosis in mice by lengthening telomeres.
Bacterial resistance is a growing problem around the world. While antibiotics were a miracle drug of the 20th century, their widespread use has led to drug-resistant strains. In the U.S. … Continue Reading Researchers develop non-invasive electronic wound-healing technology.
It took 48 hours after an earthquake hit Nepal for a global network of volunteers to fill in big gaps in the nation’s map for relief workers on the ground. … Continue Reading Proof-of-concept shows that using cyborg insects to map large disaster zones is sound.
Zika virus, an emerging flavivirus, generally causes mild infection in adult humans but is associated with severe neurologic complications and adverse fetal outcomes. Zika virus is transmitted to humans primarily … Continue Reading Study confirms that the Zika virus can be transmitted sexually.
Malaria infection starts when the sporozoite stage of the Plasmodium parasite is injected into the skin by a mosquito. Sporozoites are known to traverse host cells before finally invading a … Continue Reading Previously unknown interaction between malaria parasites and liver cells identified.
Malaria is one of the world’s leading health problems. More than 40 percent of the world’s population live in areas where there is a risk of contracting the disease. According … Continue Reading Researchers successfully genetically-engineer mosquitoes which can’t carry malaria.
Bacteriophages are abundant in the environment, which means they are ecologically friendly. They infect and kill only bacteria, which means they could be used as novel biocontrol agents and even … Continue Reading Bacteriophage decontaminates infant formula infected with superbug.
It has been shown that patterns of poor nutritional intake may exacerbate the elevated morbidity experienced by cancer survivors. While most cancer patients in the United States are motivated to … Continue Reading Large-scale study investigates the diet quality of cancer survivors.
Asthma rates have increased dramatically since the 1950s and now affect up to 20 per cent of children in western countries. In children ages 5-14 years, the rate of death … Continue Reading Four gut bacteria shown to decrease asthma risk in infants, validate probiotic treatment.
Artificially sweetened beverages have been seen as possible alternatives to sugar-sweetened beverages to reduce intake of sugars and energy, and fruit juice has been considered a healthier alternative. However, evidence … Continue Reading Study shows that regular consumption of sugary drinks linked to type 2 diabetes.
A young woman now aged 18 and a half, who at birth was HIV-infected via mother-to-child transmission (during pregnancy or at delivery), is in virological remission, despite not having taken … Continue Reading World’s first case of long-term remission (12 years) in an HIV-infected child to be presented.
The benefits of exercise are well known, but physical fitness becomes increasingly difficult as people age or develop ailments, creating a downward spiral into poor health. Now, researchers at Duke … Continue Reading Study identifies diet supplement which boosts muscle stamina via mitochondria in animal studies.
Infectious diseases such as hepatitis C and some of the world’s deadliest superbugs, C. difficile and MRSA among them, could soon be detected much earlier by a unique diagnostic test, … Continue Reading Researchers develop world’s most sensitive universal diagnostic test for all disease.
Live Ebola virus can persist within the eyes for months after a patient recovers from acute Ebola viral disease (EVD), according to a case report from researchers at Emory University. … Continue Reading Ebola virus can persist for months within survivors’ eyes.
Researchers from the LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine have identified the fragment of the Ebola virus protein that is toxic to cells and may contribute to infection and … Continue Reading Breakthrough as scientists identify, map and model the toxic fragment of the Ebola virus.