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3 hrs ago | Health.com
Astronauts may be at heightened risk of illness because space travel appears to disrupt human immune systems, a new study suggests.
7 hrs ago | Regina Leader Post
In this undated file photo provided by Kentucky BioProcessing, tobacco plants are grown in a controlled environment at the Kentucky BioProcessing facility in Owensboro, Ky.
7 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press
The experimental Ebola drug ZMapp was able to save infected monkeys even when treatment was only begun five days after the animals were infected, a new study shows.
7 hrs ago | Brandon Sun
Gary Kobinger works in a mobile laboratory installed by specialists of the National Public Health Agency of Canada, in Mweka, Congo, Friday, Sept.
10 hrs ago | Science, Industry and Business
The soil bacteria Streptomyces form filamentous branches that extend into the air to create spiraling towers of spores.
10 hrs ago | NutraIngredients
A combination of probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM and prebiotic cellobiose may boost populations of bacteria in the gut associated with improved host health, says a new study from Denmark and Finland.
10 hrs ago | NutraIngredients
'There is a possibility that dietary instead of drug intervention could be used to enhance immunity since metabolism and senescence are two sides of the same coin,' said Arne Akbar, Professor of Immunology at UCL Researchers from University College London , led by prof Arne Akbar, previously showed that ageing in T lymphocytes were controlled by a ... (more)
15 hrs ago | Brandon Sun
The three Winnipeg employees of the National Microbiology Lab being recalled from the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone are being flown home on a private charter and will be quarantined upon their return.
Here are a few facts about Berg, a pharmaceutical and diagnostics company headquartered in Framingham, MA, that seem calculated to set off all the alarm bells in the head of a skeptical observer: The president and CTO, Niven Narain, claims that his company can cut the time and cost of bringing a new drug to market in half.
Biologists have assigned a number of 435-million-year-old fossils to a new genus of predatory arthropods.
Researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the surprisingly large range of biological effects that are linked to a micronutrient called lipoic acid: It appears to reset and synchronize circadian rhythms, or the 'biological clock' found in most life forms.
Damp and mould in homes could pose a significant health risk to people with asthma according to a new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology .
Initial human testing of an investigational vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease will begin next week by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases , part of the National Institutes of Health.
Genomic analysis suggests the C. hutchinsonii genome lacks homologs to an obvious exoglucanase that previously seemed essential for cellulose degradation."
The question of why species should specialize, i.e. using only a fraction of all resources available to them, has puzzled scientists and non-scientists alike.
Breast cancer can be classified into ten different subtypes, and scientists have developed a tool to identify which is which.
A statistical model allows researchers to remove false positive findings that plague modern research when many dozens of factors and their interactions are suggested to play a role in causing complex diseases.
Updated: Fri Aug 29, 2014 06:55 pm
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