Gut microbes and humans on a joint evolutionary journey

The human gut microbiome is composed of thousands of different bacteria and archaea that vary widely between populations and individuals. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biology in Tübingen have now discovered ...

Blood disc for astronaut diagnosis

Specially designed to operate in weightlessness, this diagnostic disc can identify diabetes, cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol from a single drop of astronaut blood.

Tackling antimicrobial resistance

Researchers from Newcastle University, and colleagues from Spain, Canada and Egypt, have successfully trialed two new qPCR assays to help detect the presence of transmissible AMR using water and wastewater samples. Publishing ...

Licking a Tootsie Roll sensor to monitor health

Single-use diagnostic tests often aren't practical for health professionals or patients in resource-limited areas, where cost and waste disposal are big concerns. So, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces ...

Increasing prevalence of chronic wasting disease in Kansas deer

Researchers at the University of Missouri have found chronic wasting disease—a fatal illness found in deer that affects their neurological system and causes chronic weight loss—has spread fivefold among Kansas counties, ...

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