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Pinpointing how antibiotics work
Penicillin and other antibiotics have revolutionized medicine, turning once-deadly diseases into easily treatable ailments. However, while antibiotics have been in use for more than 70 years, the exact mechanism ...
Researchers identify potential new drug for neurodegenerative disease
Scientists have discovered a small molecule that helps human cells get rid of the misfolded, disfigured proteins implicated in Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative ailments. This potential drug could have applications ...
Buzz builds for honey treatments
Researchers are racing against the clock to find a viable alternative to traditional antibiotics, as bacteria continues to build resistance against new drugs at a frightening rate.
Researchers measure cavitation noise in trees
Unlocking the mystery of the disappearing bats
A McMaster researcher is working to pull one of North America's most common bats back from the brink of extinction.
Researchers find condition in dogs that may help further research into human disease
Some people possess a small number of cells in their bodies that are not genetically their own; this condition is known as microchimerism. It is difficult to determine potential health effects from this condition because ...
Antibiotic could be the key to treating heart ailments
A researcher at the University of Alberta has discovered that treating basic heart ailments could be as simple as using a well-known antibiotic.
Spinning blood device set to safeguard astronaut health
(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA has begun developing a new blood-testing device for astronauts on the International Space Station. A wide range of ailments from diabetes to heart disease should be diagnosable in moments from a single ...
Acupuncture helps ailing alligator in Brazil (Update)
Bino's back was killing him. He was suffering from scoliosis. He couldn't move his legs, two of them anyway, and his tail just wouldn't swish.
Unsustainable harvesting of Prunus africana tree threatens prostate treatment
Responding to the dwindling abundance of Prunus africana in the wild, a tree listed as "vulnerable to extinction" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, a recent study by the World Agroforestry Centre identi ...
The cost of Chinese air pollution
China's fabled air pollution assaulted Linda Greer, J76, the moment she arrived in Beijing in 2008, on her first trip there for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). "I literally could not see down the block," she ...