TSRI Research Associate Nathan D. Grubaugh works with TSRI Graduate Student Karthik Gangavarapu to map the spread of Zika virus. Credit: Photo by Faith Hark With mosquito season looming in the Northern Hemisphere, doctors and researchers are poised to take on a new round of Zika virus infections. Now a new study by a large

The paper calls for GPs to consider a diagnosis of cancer in patients with unexpected thrombocytosis, to increase early diagnosis which can save lives. Credit: © jarun011 / Fotolia Having a high blood platelet count is a strong predictor of cancer and should be urgently investigated to save lives, according to a large-scale study. Around

Setting up. The standard inverted microscope is upgraded to a high quality live imaging station. Credit: Linda Koffmar SA recent study from Uppsala University shows how smartphones can be used to make movies of living cells, without the need for expensive equipment. The study is published in the open access journal PLOS ONE, making it

This image shows reprogrammed hematopoietic stem cells (green) that are arising from mouse cells. These stem cells are developing close to a group of cells, called the vascular niche cells (gray), which provides them with the nurturing factors necessary for the reprogramming. Credit: Dr. Raphael Lis/Flow Cytometry and Microscopy Core, Starr Foundation, Tri-Institutional Stem Cell

These findings could lead to the first broadly effective ebolavirus therapies and vaccines, say researchers. (Stock image) Credit: © janeness / Fotolia After analyzing the blood of a survivor of the 2013-16 Ebola outbreak, a team of scientists from academia, industry and the government has discovered the first natural human antibodies that can neutralize and

Gene therapy for bone regeneration. Credit: M. Bez et al., Science Translational Medicine (2017) Researchers have developed a much needed alternative to bone grafts that could help alleviate the long-term hospitalization, disability, and considerable costs to the health system associated with non-healing fractures. Roughly 100,000 broken bones every year in the United States fail to

Is the end of the HIV epidemic within sight? Credit: © designer491 / Fotolia The United States could be on track within the next decade to see significant steps towards ending the HIV epidemic in this country, suggests new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The

Woman exercising. Credit: © UBER IMAGES / Fotolia Despite their best efforts, no scientist has ever come close to stopping humans from aging. Even anti-aging creams can’t stop Old Father Time. But new research from Brigham Young University reveals you may be able to slow one type of aging — the kind that happens inside

Drinking water (stock image). Credit: © ampyang / Fotolia. For people who want to control their weight or reduce their intakes of sugar, sodium and saturated fat, tap water may be what the doctor ordered. A new study that examined the dietary habits of more than 18,300 U.S. adults found the majority of people who

How safe are your prescription drugs? Credit: © stevecuk / Fotolia How often are safety concerns raised about a drug after it’s been approved by the FDA? Nicholas Downing, MD, of the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and colleagues have found that for drugs approved between 2001 and 2010, nearly 1 in

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