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foodborne diseases

Salmonella Found to Be Resistant to Different Classes of Antibiotics

Brazil’s Ministry of Health received reports of 11,524 outbreaks of foodborne diseases between 2000 and 2015, with 219,909 individuals falling sick and 167 dying...
beef cattle

Genes That Could Lead to Improvement of Beef Cattle Are Identified

Beef cattle improvement programs have focused for decades on promoting the rapid growth of calves. Now, the goal is to improve other traits, such...
Racehorses

Scientists Discover How the “Speed Gene” Works in Thoroughbred Racehorses

Scientists have pinpointed the genetic basis that explains why some thoroughbred racehorses are better equipped to race over sprint distances and others over longer...
child body measurements, tardive dyskinesia, anesthesia, morality, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, neurodegenerative diseases, heart attack, depression, Kidney disease

Researchers Suggest a Global Alternative for Accurate Child Body Measurements

A low-cost, portable, 3D scanner may reliably determine body measurements of young children within one millimeter of gold-standard manual measurements, according to recent research....
Hypoxia

New Drug Could Sustain Oxygen-Starved Hearts

Running low on oxygen is a major danger for any of your body’s tissues, but the heart is particularly sensitive to such hypoxic conditions,...
malaria

Immune Cell Variations Contribute to Malaria Severity

At least 250 million people are infected with malaria every year, and about half a million of those die from the disease. A new...
Dengue Fever Vaccine

Dengue Fever Vaccine Delivered With Nanotechnology Targets All Four Virus Serotypes

The latest in a series of studies led by the Aravinda de Silva Lab at the UNC School of Medicine shows continued promise in...
Alzheimer’s Disease, Earth’s crust, diabetes, brain tumor, vitamin d, schizophrenia

AI Could Predict Cognitive Decline Leading to Alzheimer’s Disease in the...

A team of scientists has successfully trained a new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to make accurate predictions regarding cognitive decline leading to Alzheimer’s disease. Dr....
Cellular Energy

Unearthing the Secrets of Cellular Energy

Everything the body does—your brain thinking, your heart beating, your cells growing—requires energy. Consequently, it comes as no surprise that disruptions in energy production...
Osteoporosis

Researchers Make Progress Towards a “Natural” Drug to Treat Osteoporosis

BGU researchers have shown that a natural protein in the body can be tailored to function as a multi-targeting drug to treat osteoporosis, a disease in which...
autonomous terrestrial robotvideo

“Robat” Uses Sound to Navigate and Map Unique Environments

The "Robat" is a fully autonomous terrestrial robot with bat-like qualities that uses echolocation to move through novel environments while mapping them based only...
Heart Disease

AI Beats Doctors at Predicting Heart Disease Deaths

The study, published in PLOS One, adds to the growing evidence that AI could revolutionise healthcare in the UK and beyond. So far, the emphasis has been...
Tree Species

Tree Species Richness in Amazonian Wetlands Is Three Times Greater Than...

Throughout the alluvial plains of Amazonia, there are immense forests that are flooded for almost half the year. These Amazonian wetlands encompass a wide...
electromagnetic, metabolism

How Do Muscles Know What Time It Is?

Circadian clocks are present in all cells of the body, and have a pervasive influence on all aspects of human physiology. This is because...
Dengue Virus

Mechanism That Affects Multiplication of Dengue Virus Lineage Is Discovered

A lineage of type 1 dengue virus found in Brazil is able to prevail over another even though it multiplies less in vector mosquitoes...
fertilizers

Can We Grow One of the World’s Largest Food Crops Without...

In the United States, more than 90 million acres of corn are planted every year. Corn uses more land than any other crop. It...
genetic diversity

Genetic Diversity Impacts Disease Severity

New research offers clues as to why some diseases are highly variable between individuals. The phenomenon is apparent in people with retinitis pigmentosa, a...
Placozoa

Outwardly Identical, yet Distinct

Up until quite recently, the animal phylum Placozoa enjoyed a unique position in animal systematics. It was the only phylum to which only a...
Oropouche Virus

Study Shows How Oropouche Virus Replicates in Human Cells

The strategy used by the Oropouche virus to replicate in human cells has been described for the first time by researchers at the University...
Liver cancer cells

Liver Cancer Cell ‘Switch’ Found That Could Improve Future Therapies

The newly discovered ‘switch’ controls the activity of two proteins – ‘deleted in liver cancer-1’ (DLC1), a tumour suppressor, and talin. Both proteins control whether or...