Welcome to Bioscience Technology’s new series Bioscience Bulletin, where we bring you the five most popular headlines from the week.
Body builders have it right: vitamin E does help build strong muscles, and scientists appear to...
Allergist raises concerns about highly-publicized research findings suggesting that children...
The company expects that while vaccines will be an essential component of future dengue and...
The Food and Drug Administration is moving to collect more information on antibiotics used in animals that become meat. It's an effort to stem antibiotic-resistant diseases.
A new study has found that Naltrexone, a drug used to treat alcoholism, may also be a promising treatment for addiction to methamphetamine.
Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a new technology that turns a smartphone into a DNA-scanning fluorescent microscope. Lead researcher Aydogan Ozcan, Howard Hughes Medical Institute chancellor professor at UCLA, sat down with Bioscience Technology to talk about this advancement and its implications for resource-poor labs, and for personalized medicine.
Abcodia announced this week it raised $8 million to bring its ovarian cancer screening test called ROCA to market.
Scientists have figured out all the steps to make morphine and similar painkillers without using opium poppies, opening the door for home-brewed drugs and even wider abuse.
Cognition improves in older people who eat a plant-based Mediterranean diet with antioxidant-rich extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts, according to rare clinical trial research published by JAMA Internal Medicine.
DNA phenotyping is just starting to be used to track down criminals, generate new leads on cold-case homicides, and put faces to unidentified and missing people. Now in Hong Kong, it’s being used to threaten litterbugs with public shame, according to organizers of a new anti-polluting campaign.
The hope is that this standard can be used among the scientific community to see how well their genomic analysis tools match up.
A California cat named Vanilla Bean with a congenital heart defect got a rare chance at another life.
Drinking orange juice could help improve brain function in elderly people, according to new research from the University of Reading.
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Vitamin D could give your sickly feline friend its 10th life, according to a recent study. New research from the University of Edinburgh found that higher levels of vitamin D were linked to increased survival changes for hospitalized cats.
Adults over 50 who have persistent symptoms of depression may have twice the risk of stroke as those who do not, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and UC San Francisco. Researchers found that stroke risk remains higher even after symptoms of depression go away, particularly for women.
The most detailed study to date showing how electrical stimulation accelerates wound healing has been carried out in 40 volunteers by University of Manchester scientists.
ABC News featured an interview with Julie Fitzgerald, a mom who noticed a white glow in her son Avery’s eye after taking a picture of him with her smartphone.
For the first time, a large study suggests that a vitamin might modestly lower the risk of the most common types of skin cancer in people with a history of these relatively harmless yet troublesome growths.
A new target for drug development in the fight against the deadly disease malaria has been discovered by researchers at MIT.
Smokers who are able to quit might actually be hard-wired for success, according to a study from Duke Medicine.
In a new article in the journal Health Affairs, scholars recap the reasons behind use of fear-based tactics and examine the consequences of controversies around ads targeting HIV and teen pregnancy.
In the southern part of Indiana, an oasis exists where the ticks don’t carry Lyme Disease. But the rest of the contiguous U.S. still needs to watch out for the little sickness-carrying arachnids, with each walk in the woods. The geography of the various tick species is changing– and with it, some of what they can be carrying with each bite.
Scientists have discovered that a brain protein has a key role in controlling binge drinking in animal models. They found that deleting the gene for this protein in mice ramped up alcohol consumption and prevented the brain from signaling the rewarding properties of alcohol.
GlaxoSmithKline and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill are teaming up to run this operation.
It has been hailed as the equivalent of Google Maps for the human body by The New York Times, and now the award-winning mobile-friendly platform BioDigital Human is looking to change the way healthcare information is shared, consumed and understood.
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