Bioengineers have discovered a potentially faster way to deliver a topical drug that protects women from contracting HIV. Their method spins the drug into silk-like fibers that quickly dissolve when in contact with moisture, releasing higher doses of the drug than possible with other topical mate...
Young adults who were breastfed for three months or more as babies have a significantly lower risk of chronic inflammation associated with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, according to new research.
Immigration and customs staff feel unprepared to deal with people arriving in the UK with possible Ebola infections, union leader warns.
Drug-resistant malaria is spreading in South East Asia, and has now reached the Cambodia-Thailand border, according to a study.
Researchers are developing vision-correcting displays that can compensate for a viewer's visual impairments to create sharp images without the need for glasses or contact lenses. The technology could potentially help those who currently need corrective lenses to use their smartphones, tablets and...
Scientists have created robots that are only nanometers in length, small enough to maneuver inside the human body and possibly inside human cells.
New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits.
The Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people in West Africa, poses a threat to the UK, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond warns.
In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, scientists have calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory symptoms. The study considered four pollutants for which the U.S. EPA has establ...
A mouse model has been created providing the first in vivo evidence that epigenetic alterations alone can cause cancer. Epigenetic alterations don't change the DNA sequence but how it is 'read.' In particular, DNA methylation, the addition of a methyl group (or molecule), is an epigenetic switch ...
Scientists have found a key cluster of nerve cells that can stop food consumption, according to research in mice.
Around 1,200 people each year are infected with hepatitis E through donated blood in England, a large study shows.
An experimental anti-inflammatory drug can protect vulnerable neurons and reduce motor deficits in a rat model of Parkinson's disease, a study has shown. The findings demonstrate that the drug, called XPro1595, can reach the brain at sufficient levels and have beneficial effects when administered...
A study involving nearly 27,000 older adults on five continents found that nearly 1 in 10 met criteria for pre-dementia based on a simple test that measures how fast people walk and whether they have cognitive complaints. People who tested positive for pre-dementia were twice as likely as others ...
A British team of researchers has developed what might be a simple blood test for cancer, scientists from the University of Bradford say.