Portable Ebola Test Brings Quicker Diagnosis to Remote RegionsNews
Researchers have created a portable and fast-acting test that can distinguish Ebola infections from other fever-causing infectious diseases such as Lassa fever and malaria in around 30 minutes. Although further testing is required, this could be useful during febrile disease outbreaks.READ MORE
Light Shed on Thallium Poisoning Cold Case by Mass SpectrometryNews
A mass spectrometry standardization method has been developed for generating a timeline of thallium poisoning by analyzing the victim’s hair.READ MORE
Roots of Neuropsychiatric Risk in the Developing BrainNews
The most comprehensive genomic analysis of the human brain ever undertaken has revealed new insights into the changes it undergoes through development, how it varies among individuals, and the roots of neuropsychiatric illnesses such as autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia.
Parents' Brain Activity 'Echoes' Their Child'sNews
When infants are playing with objects, their early attempts to pay attention to things are accompanied by bursts of high-frequency activity in their brain. But what happens when parents play together with them? New research shows for the first time that when adults are engaged in joint play together with their infant, their own brains show similar bursts of high-frequency activity.
A human protein called RBBP6 helps fight the Ebola virus by interfering with its replication cycle, and a small molecule drug that mimics the function of this protein could one day be an effective therapy against the deadly disease, according to a new study.READ MORE
T cell-mediated immune responses are compromised in aged individuals, leading to increased morbidity and reduced response to vaccination. Finding new ways to boost T cell immunity in the elderly is key for enhancing their immune competence.READ MORE
A welfare organization are calling for all supermarkets to publish details of antibiotic use in their supply chains after investigation found "superbugs" in pork products in Spain, Brazil and Thailand.READ MORE
A new compound that targets a receptor within sarcoma cancer cells shrank tumors and hampered their ability to spread in mice and pigs, a study from researchers at the University of Illinois reports.READ MORE
Researchers assesses the potential implications of transitioning to plant-based plastics.READ MORE
A team of NYU researchers has solved a longstanding puzzle of how to build ultra-sensitive, ultra-small electrochemical sensors with homogenous and predictable properties by discovering how to engineer graphene structure on an atomic level.READ MORE
Many species of mammals have evolved what appear to be paradoxical behaviours towards their young. Like humans, most exhibit nurturing, protective behaviours, and in some circumstances even act as surrogate parents. However, virgin males often engage in infanticide as a strategy to propagate their own genes. How are these conflicting social behaviours controlled?