Allied BioScience, a Plano, Texas-based biotechnology company announced today it has received an approved label from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for SurfaceWise ™, a new bacteriostatic surface coating that inhibits the growth of and provides continuous protection against bacteria, fungi (mold and mildew) and algae which cause odor, staining and discoloration in various commercial settings, including hospitals and sports facilities.
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Mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles are well known as primary vectors of malaria. But a new study Suggests That Anopheles species, Including some Found in the United States are capable of carrying and transmitting an emerging pathogen, Mayaro virus , Which Caused you Outbreaks of disease in South America and the Caribbean.
According to a large population study from the United Kingdom, women who smoke or those who have high blood pressure or diabetes are at a greater risk of heart attacks than men with the same risks. The study results were published in the latest issue of the British Medical Journal.
It may be tempting for parents or coaches to urge young children to specialize in one sport early on to help maximize their chance at making it to the big leagues, but that might not be the best path to success.
In Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel Brave New World, citizens are trapped in a chemically induced state of docility and compliance. Their fictional drug of choice: Soma. Throughout North America and in some parts of Europe today, people are rendered into a diminished state (and killed) by an all too real version of soma: Opioids.
The misuse of these powerful narcotics is leading to an epidemic of addiction and death. As doctors and researchers, we want to highlight this epidemic-emergent as a major disruptor within Canada's hospitals.
The difference between nucleosides vs. nucleotides involves the presence or absence of a phosphate group. A nucleoside consists of a nucleobase and a sugar (ribose or deoxyribose) whereas a nucleotide contains a nucleobase, a sugar, and one or several phosphate groups. Hence, the main difference is nucleotides have phosphate groups and nucleosides do not.
The first Food and Drug Administration-approved drug containing an ingredient derived from the marijuana plant went on sale Thursday in the United States. Epidiolex is a twice-daily oral solution, cannabidiol, or CBD liquid made by Britain-based GW Pharmaceuticals.
The ultimate goal of biological imaging is to be in a position to visualize systems that are increasingly physiologically relevant. A series of technological advances over the past two decades, such as the one in the near future, and the broad array of advanced research methods available means it is now possible to visualize many systems.
Radiotherapy is 'undervalued' and 'needs greater investment' according to a new report published today commissioned by the Marie Curie Legacy Campaign-an initiative of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) and the ESTRO Cancer Foundation (ECF).
Researchers at the University of Zurich and Harvard University have developed a new strategy in the search for psychoactive drugs. By analyzing the behavior of larval zebrafish , they can filter out substances with unwanted side effects right from the start.
Scientists are hoping to develop a new generation of therapies for myeloid leukemia, a type of blood cancer that is particularly difficult to treat. An international team led by Nottingham Trent University is looking at how patients' own immune system responses to the disease.