The history of Warfarin is a surprisingly bloody one. Find out how this anticoagulant drug went from cow-killer to life-saver in this Nature Video animation.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on March 13, 2018. It is a Nature Video production.
The whipworm lives in the human gut, mooching microbes from its host to build its own microbiome. Christopher Intagliata reports.
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A century after the “Great Influenza” struck infectious disease specialists still fear the emergence of viral diseases they will not be able to control, including influenza
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When the National Rifle Association holds its national convention, gun injuries drop 20 percent—perhaps because fewer gun owners are around their guns. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The bloodsuckers lose their appetite for attractive scents when they associate those aromas with a likelihood of being swatted. Karen Hopkin reports.
In one small, Canadian city there is now a model of a mechanical human colon
The legislation seeks federal permission to buy drugs from Canada
Viruses found in contaminated water may protect against type 1 diabetes
The medication is currently prescribed for many veterans
Cancerous cells and placental ones appear to regulate the immune system in similar ways
A century after the deadly pandemic of 1918, we're still not safe
Getting sick with a single strain does not necessarily protect you from others
Researchers recently discovered certain drugs, including one developed to treat Alzheimer’s, stimulate innate self-repair mechanisms