Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) have performed the first CRISPR/Cas9 screen to discover human proteins that Zika virus needs for replication. This work, led by Abraham Brass, MD, PhD, assistant professor in microbiology & physiological...
To better understand how age impacts random behavior, researchers assessed more than 3,400 people aged 4 to 91 years old. Credit: © patpitchaya / Fotolia People's ability to make random choices or mimic a random process, such as coming up with...
Why dieting doesn't always result in losing weight. Key brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce. Credit: © rodimovpavel / Fotolia A study carried out in mice may help explain why dieting can...
This is an infographic of the most important contributors to cancer from the environment.Credit: Public Health Ontario Between 3,540 and 6,510 new cancer cases in Ontario each year result from environmental factors, says a new report from Cancer Care Ontario...
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Are we born to root for heroes? Researchers in Japan have evidence suggesting yes. Credit: Kyoto University We recognize justice before we can talk, reports a research team in Nature Human Behaviour. The Kyoto-based study demonstrates that human infants recognize heroic acts...
A kind of bacteria found in the vagina may trigger recurrent UTIs, according to a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. In the image, a bladder cell (blue) that has been exposed to G....
Ten risk factors that can be modified are responsible for nine of 10 strokes worldwide, but the ranking of those factors vary regionally, says a study led by researchers of the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) of McMaster University. Prevention...
Measles is the fifth vaccine-preventable disease to be eliminated from the Americas, after the regional eradication of smallpox in 1971, poliomyelitis in 1994, and rubella and congenital rubella syndrome in 2015.Credit: © julien_harneis / Flickr The Region of the Americas...
A county-level survey conducted in 2015 and 2016 by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the historic occurrence of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes between January 1995 and December 2016 in the United States. Counties with black dots...
AIDS deaths are falling in most countries worldwide, but the rate of new infections increased in several countries over the past decade, threatening to undermine efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, a new scientific paper shows. The study...
A new study shows that large structural variants in human glycophorin genes, which are unusually common in Africa, are protective against malarial disease. Credit: © jarun011 / Fotolia Researchers have discovered that protection from the most severe form of malaria is...