Salicylic acid, a widespread ingredient in pain relief medication

Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) can colonize the upper respiratory tract of around one quarter of the human population. As an opportunistic bacteria S. aureus...

Basement membrane protein influences the connection of blood vessel cells

Which molecular mechanisms are at work when, in the case of inflammation, immune cells migrate from the blood vessel into the tissue? Researchers at...

Highly sensitive gas sensors for volatile organic compound detection

In an effort to improve VOC detection, a collaboration of Japanese researchers from Kumamoto University, Fukuoka Industrial Technology Center, and Tohoku University set out...
melanoblast

Watching how ‘young’ cells move gives clues on skin cancer spread

We all start life as a fertilised egg, but for this to develop into an embryo each cell has to go through a step-by-step...
weight loss

Study Confirms Prescription Weight Loss Medication Helps With Opiate Addiction Recovery

GALVESTON, Texas - Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have confirmed that a prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to...

Renewed Cleaning Efforts For Scopes Not Enough To Vanquish Bacteria

Rigorous cleaning practices don’t ensure that medical scopes are free of contamination, and many of these reusable devices have scratches and dents that could...

How multi-resistant pathogens can be defeated

The steadily increasing resistance of many pathogens to antibiotics is one of the major challenges of modern medicine. Many of the common antibiotics have...
trans fats

Research Suggests Bans On Trans Fats

People living in areas that restrict trans fats in foods had fewer hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without...
The American College Of Medical Genetics And Genomics Weighs In On Gene Editing

The American College Of Medical Genetics And Genomics Weighs In On Gene Editing

Wouldn't it be simple if science fiction remained fictional and scientific discoveries were made at a pace that we were comfortable with? But, certain scientific discoveries, like...
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Bacterial survival strategy: Splitting into virulent and non-virulent subtypes

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a survival strategy that harmful bacteria can use to outsmart the human immune response, resulting...