Treating pain by blocking the 'chili-pepper receptor'
Biting into a chili pepper causes a burning spiciness that is irresistible to some, but intolerable to others. Scientists exploring the chili pepper's effect are using their findings to develop a new drug ...
Veterinary researchers use nanoparticles to target cancer treatment in dogs, cats
When Michael and Sandra Friedlander first came to the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine three years ago with their dog, Grayton, they learned some bad news: Grayton had nasal adenocarcinoma, ...
Major achievement enables precision drug design for inherited learning disabilities, other neurological diseases
Scientists have used the UK's national synchrotron science facility, Diamond Light Source, to make a discovery that could pave the way for more effective, targeted drugs to treat inherited learning disabilities and other ...
Trial shows benefits of structured approach to teaching writing
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of York have found that a structured approach to teaching writing about a memorable experience can make a significant improvement to children's writing skills.
Nanotechnology takes on diabetes
(Phys.org) —A sensor which can be used to screen for diabetes in resource-poor settings has been developed by researchers and tested in diabetic patients, and will soon be field tested in sub-Saharan Africa.
Ebola vaccine success highlights dilemma of testing on captive chimps to save wild apes
A study illustrates 'high conservation potential' of vaccines for endangered wild primates devastated by viral disease, but highlights need for access to captive chimpanzees so vaccines can be trialled before ...
Wifi in the woods? Canada says yes (and oui)
For those who cannot face social media exile when they head to the cottage, lake or woods, Parks Canada says it will offer wi-fi in some of its spectacular outposts.