Cause of the big plague epidemic of Middle Ages identified
(PhysOrg.com) -- The 'Black Death' was caused by at least two previously unknown types of Yersinia pestis bacteria.
Gelatin nanoparticles could deliver drugs to the brain
Stroke victims could have more time to seek treatment that could reduce harmful effects on the brain, thanks to tiny blobs of gelatin that could deliver the medication to the brain noninvasively.
Romance scams online hit hundreds of thousands of victims
New online research led by the University of Leicester reveals that over 200,000 people living in Britain may have fallen victim to online romance scams far more than had been previously estimated. The study is believed ...
Mind-controlled exoskeleton to help disabled people walk again
Every year thousands of people in Europe are paralysed by a spinal cord injury. Many are young adults, facing the rest of their lives confined to a wheelchair. Although no medical cure currently exists, in ...
What happens when a self-driving car meets a road rage driver?
Driverless cars could soon be cruising Australian roads if South Australia gives the go-ahead to reforms to its road legislation. ...
London skeletons reveal secrets of the Black Death
You can learn a lot from a tooth. Molars taken from skeletons unearthed by work on a new London railway line are revealing secrets of the medieval Black Death—and of its victims.
People have more empathy for battered dogs than human adult, but not child, victims
People have more empathy for battered puppies and full grown dogs than they do for some humans—adults, but not children, finds new research to be presented at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.
Clot-dissolving bubbles to treat strokes?
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers are using computer simulations to investigate how ultrasound and tiny bubbles injected into the bloodstream might break up blood clots, limiting the damage caused by a stroke ...
People with mental health problems at high risk of being victims of crime
People with mental health problems are more likely to become victims of crime than the general population, according to new research.
Dating violence impedes victims' earnings
Dating violence in adolescence not only takes a physical and emotional toll on young women, it also leads to less education and lower earnings later in life, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by ...
Potential for stroke victims to dramatically regain mobility
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a discovery with the potential to drastically improve the lives of stroke and head injury victims, University of Otago and UCLA researchers have come up with a drug therapy which could unlock paralysed ...
Triage wristbands provide faster first aid for catastrophe victims
A new system aims to speed up the triage of victims during mass casualty incidents: Instead of colored paper tags, first responders use colored electronic wristbands. These serve to locate victims and transmit ...
Online rights groups fear violence backlash
Internet rights champions on Friday were fearful that free speech online may be among the victims of violence spurred by an anti-Islam video posted to YouTube.
Study identifies 'justice gap' for rape victims
Rape cases involving vulnerable victims, such as those with extensive mental health problems, are least likely to progress through the criminal justice system and not result in conviction. This is just one ...