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
A protein found in spit prevents bad bugs from binding to intestinal cells in the lab, pointing to a possible way to lower the chances of dysentery. Christopher Intagliata reports.
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The notorious party drug may act as an antidepressant by blocking neural bursts in a little-understood brain region that may drive depression
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
Testicles protect viruses from immune attack, foiling attempts to destroy the pathogens
Drugs modified by chemistry Nobel laureate Ben Feringa can be turned on and off by light, which could help keep bacteria from developing antibiotic resistance.
Novartis’s retiring CEO hopes such treatments will soon be deployed against lymphoma, other cancers
Researchers found a sixfold increase in heart attacks in patients in the week following a flu. Christopher Intagliata reports.