These are MRIs of healthy (left) and a patient with a mutation that increases CCM formation (right). These lesions can cause blood to leak into the tissue. Credit: Photo courtesy of Kahn lab A study in mice and humans suggests that...
The L194P egg-adaptive mutation dramatically increases the motility of the major epitope on the hemagglutinin of influenza H3 viruses. Red: high motility; white: medium motility; blue: low motility. Credit: Wilson Lab According to a new study from scientists at The...
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have identified a fungus that compromises the immune system of mosquitoes, making them more susceptible to infection with the parasite that causes malaria. Because environmental microorganisms can vary greatly...
Adam Goldfarb, MD, (left) and Kamal Elagib, MBBS, PhD, examine the effects of flipping the "master switch" they discovered. One set of cells displays characteristics of infantile megakaryocytes, while the other displays characteristics of adult megakaryocytes. The ability to...
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...
Most obese people develop insulin resistance, which can lead to type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. However, Horowitz and his team found that about one-third of the 30 obese adults in their study did not develop insulin resistance. Credit:...
Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization says.Credit: Flickr/vtpoly Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution...
The world remains "grossly underprepared" for outbreaks of infectious disease, which are likely to become more frequent in the coming decades, warn a team of international experts in The BMJ. They reviewed reports on the recent Ebola virus outbreak in...
First generation cephalosporins -- antibiotics introduced as a treatment against bacterial infections in 1963 -- now show promise for tuberculosis (TB) therapy, according to new research published in Scientific Reports. Tuberculosis, caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is the most deadly infectious...
The prevalence of prescription opioids increased from 0.9 percent during 1995-1999 to 5.2 percent during 2010-2015 in male drivers, and from 1.4 percent to 7.3 percent in female drivers. (Stock image) Credit: © naypong / Fotolia The percentage of fatally injured...
This is Domenico Praticò, MD, Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Microbiology and the Center for Translational Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Credit: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. The Mediterranean diet,...