Genetic tweak gave yellow fever mosquitoes a nose for human odor

Genetic tweak gave yellow fever mosquitoes a nose for human odor

One of the world's deadliest mosquitoes sustains its taste for human blood thanks in part to a genetic tweak that makes it more sensitive to human odor, according to new research.

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تم النشر في: 2014-11-13 11:40:04

Fast, simple diagnostic test specific to 2014 Ebola outbreak

Fast, simple diagnostic test specific to 2014 Ebola outbreak

Researchers have developed a fast and simple diagnostic test solution specific to the 2014 Ebola outbreak. With the current epidemic of Ebola virus in West Africa, scientists are racing to provide an easy-to-use, affordable solution for screening suspect Ebola patients.

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تم النشر في: 2014-10-12 10:21:01

Study questions the prescription for drug resistance

Study questions the prescription for drug resistance

A new study questions the accepted wisdom that aggressive treatment with high drug dosages and long durations is always the best way to stem the emergence and spread of resistant pathogens. The review of nearly 70 studies of antimicrobial resistance reveals the lack of evidence behind the practice of aggressive treatment in many cases.

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تم النشر في: 2014-10-05 22:11:41

Bacteria found in honey bees stomach next big alternative to antibiotics

Bacteria found in honey bees stomach next big alternative to antibiotics

Grandma was right. Wild honey does work wonders against infections and scientists finally know why.

Scientists now say that 13 lactic acid bacteria found in the honey stomach of bees have shown promising results in a series of studies at Lund University in Sweden.

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تم النشر في: 2014-09-14 12:52:18

Scientists invent device that detects anaemia in 60 seconds

Scientists invent device that detects anaemia in 60 seconds

 A new invention could tremendously help India which often finds itself in the bottom of the world's nutrition barometer.

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تم النشر في: 2014-09-14 12:45:30

The virus detective who discovered Ebola in 1976

The virus detective who discovered Ebola in 1976

Nearly 40 years ago, a young Belgian scientist travelled to a remote part of the Congolese rainforest - his task was to help find out why so many people were dying from an unknown and terrifying disease.

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تم النشر في: 2014-09-11 11:45:24

Ebola crisis: Five ways to avoid the deadly virus

Ebola crisis: Five ways to avoid the deadly virus

Ebola is one of the world's most deadly viruses but is not airborne, so cannot be caught like flu. Medical experts say avoiding it should be quite easy if you follow these tips

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تم النشر في: 2014-09-11 11:32:24

What are the top 10 healthy foods?

What are the top 10 healthy foods?

Imagine a choice of foods that were tasty, nutritious and good for your health - i.e. they helped you maintain a healthy body weight, improved your overall mood, and reduced your risk of developing diseases

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تم النشر في: 2014-09-10 12:04:39

Hourly 5-minute walks 'reverse arterial damage caused by sitting'

Hourly 5-minute walks 'reverse arterial damage caused by sitting'

The harm to leg arteries caused by sitting for hours can be easily reversed with hourly 5-minute walks, according to new research published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.

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تم النشر في: 2014-09-10 11:59:52

Synthetic messenger boosts immune system

Synthetic messenger boosts immune system

Specific immune cells, known as T lymphocytes, have to be activated so that the body can develop long-term protection against infections. Previously, it was believed that this process only took place in the lymph nodes and the spleen. Now scientists have discovered that T cells can also be activated in the liver -- via a much faster, more direct signaling pathway. The findings could lead to improvements in the formulation of vaccines

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تم النشر في: 2014-09-07 11:18:20