How chromosome ends influence cellular aging
By studying processes that occur at the ends of chromosomes, a team of Heidelberg researchers has unravelled an important mechanism towards a better understanding of cellular aging. The scientists focused on the length of ...
Researchers working to develop insecticide to target malaria-carrying mosquitoes
(Phys.org) —In malaria-ridden parts of Africa, mosquito netting protects people from being infected while they sleep; now, a University of Florida entomologist wants to improve the netting by coating it with insecticide ...
Structure helps yield drug 'hypersensitivity' tests for patients
(Phys.org) —From a patient's point of view, one of the unsettling things about taking a new drug is the possibility of unwelcome side effects or worse, dangerous allergic reactions. As drugs are being developed ...
Exhaled breath carries a 'breathprint' unique to each individual, study shows
Swiss researchers could show that exhaled human breath contains a characteristic molecular "fingerprint". The scientists want to use this finding to diagnose diseases based on the chemical analysis of patient's exhaled breath, ...
Sad end for 'Happy Feet Jr.' in New Zealand
A penguin dubbed Happy Feet junior that washed up in New Zealand 2,000 kilometres (1,250 miles) from his home has died despite intensive efforts to save him, Wellington Zoo said Friday.
Discovery of sexual mating in Candida albicans could provide insights into infections
Like many fungi and one-celled organisms, Candida albicans, a normally harmless microbe that can turn deadly, has long been thought to reproduce without sexual mating. But a new study by Professor Judith Berman and collea ...
Australian zoo probes mystery rhino deaths
An Australian outback zoo was Wednesday investigating the sudden and mystifying deaths of four white rhinos who showed "neurologic abnormalities" like stumbling.
Geologists find ponds not the cause of arsenic poisoning in India's groundwater
The source of arsenic in India's groundwater continues to elude scientists more than a decade after the toxin was discovered in the water supply of the Bengal delta in India. But a recent study with a Kansas State University ...
E. coli death toll up to at least 47
(AP) -- The death toll in Europe's E. coli outbreak has risen by three to at least 47, German authorities said Monday, even as new infections continue to tail off.
Europe's E. coli death toll at least 44
(AP) -- Germany has reported another death in Europe's E. coli outbreak, bringing the toll to at least 44.
Longterm kidney threat in E. coli victims
(AP) -- As Europe's E. coli crisis wanes, some experts are now warning of a looming threat: possible long-term kidney complications for many of the victims.
Scientists probe DNA of E. coli for outbreak clues
(AP) -- Scientists are quickly combing the DNA of the killer bacteria behind the world's worst E. coli outbreak to find clues about how to treat patients and prevent future epidemics.
Germany still seeking reason for E. coli outbreak
(AP) -- German authorities said Sunday that they haven't yet been able to resolve how sprouts at a farm became contaminated with an aggressive strain of E. coli that has been blamed for 35 deaths.
Germany backtracks on sprouts as E. coli source
(AP) -- First they pointed a finger at Spanish cucumbers. Then they cast suspicion on sprouts from Germany. Now German officials appear dumbfounded as to the source of the deadliest E. coli outbreak in modern ...