A new fluorescent probe can detect tuberculosis bacteria using a homemade light box and a mobile-phone camera
The newest targeted therapies are helping doctors to tailor increasingly effective treatments to individual patients
Secession and Science; Warships; Underwater Warfare; Cannons; Communications and Military Intelligence; Medicine and Health
We have long wondered how the conscious mind comes to be. Greater understanding of brain function ought to provide an eventual solution.
Secession not only spurred rapid improvements in warships and weapons, but also led to advances in communications and medicine
A recent study is fueling controversy over a widely used type of intravenous fluid--hydroxethyl starch
A new book follows a crop of biotech start-ups as they race to turn tiny bacteriophage viruses into a new weapon against antibiotic resistance
A new high-coverage DNA sequencing method reconstructs the full genome of Denisovans--relatives to both Neandertals and humans--from genetic fragments in a single finger bone
Control of the disease recently is hindered by strains of TB that can't be treated with second-line antibiotics
Older individuals with high cholesterol and C-reactive protein levels probably have protective genes, allowing their brains to stay healthy in spite of their heart risks. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Changes in the gut microbiome from low-dose antibiotics caused mice to gain weight. Similar alterations in humans taking antibiotics, especially children, might be adding to the obesity epidemic...
Patients who sign up for trials testing more than one already approved intervention do not always know if one is being tested for harmful side effects
Rat studies show that cognitive control, an ability eroded in disorders such as schizophrenia, could be protected with brain training
Stem cell treatment could lower inflammation levels and demonstrate whether autism is an autoimmune disease
A protein-blocking compound has been found to impair sperm production in mice without the use of hormones
Fluids coursing through the nervous system could help clear the brain of toxic detritus that leads to Alzheimer's and Huntington's disorders
Shotgun proteomics on a corpse can determine whether someone was actually suffering from a disease rather than just carrying it. Evelyn Lamb reports
A small molecule agent like methylene blue that has been grandfathered into approved use as a diagnostic tool in humans can be studied further as possible treatment for the neurodegenerative illness...