New models which can predict the critical point at which plant pests and diseases shift from being a localized problem to a major outbreak could help us in our fight to save the world's woodlands.
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Robert Davey, professor of microbiology at Boston University School of Medicine and researcher at Boston University's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL), in collaboration with researchers at Nagasaki University, Tokushima Bunri University, Kagoshima University, and Texas Biomedical Research Institute, have discovered that certain derivatives of amodiaquine, a medication typically used to treat malaria, could provide a new therapeutic approach to treating patients infected with Ebola.
More than 700 million adults and children worldwide are obese, according to a 2017 study that called the growing number and weight-related health problems a "rising pandemic."
A key step in retroviral growth inside a cell, as described by Jamil Saad, Ph.D., and colleagues, is portrayed on the cover of The Journal of Biological Chemistry. It is a visual image, in molecular detail, of their journal article inside that looks at avian sarcoma virus or ASV.
None of the European Union (EU) Member States Demonstrate That They Could reach the EU target of 75% influenza vaccination coverage for vulnerable groups , According to a new report from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) .
The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system may be able to restore the effectiveness of first-line chemotherapies used to treat lung cancer by deleting or " knocking out " a gene in cancer tumors that helps the tumors develop resistance to the drugs.
A simple, fast and effective test to identify concussion in Australian Rules footballers has been investigated in a collaboration between Australian and international researchers. The app involves a speed-reading test by a footballer who has received a knock during play.
Scientists at Rice University have developed synthetic protein switches to control the flow of electrons. The proof-of-concept, metal-containing proteins made in the Rice lab of synthetic biologist Joff Silberg are expressed within cells upon the introduction of one chemical and are functionally activated by another chemical.
Concerns about how businesses use employees to support colleagues with mental health issues, highlighted by University of Nottingham research, have prompted new guidance for bosses.
The guidance, released by the chartered body for health and safety professionals, assists businesses with designing robust mental health systems and highlights how 'mental health first aid' (MHFA) needs to be included in a wider system of support for employees.
Monitoring a wound is critical, especially in diabetic patients, lack of sensation due to nerve damage can lead to infection of a lesion and, ultimately, amputation. New research from the McGill University Health Center (MUHC) and McGill University show that the use of a new app, called Swift Skin and Wound, which accurately measures and charts the progression of skin wounds, could have a significant impact on clinical management and patient outcomes