Cytotoxins contribute to virulence of bacterial infections

Beginning in the mid-1980s, an epidemic of severe invasive infections caused by Streptococcus pyogenes (S. pyogenes), also known as group A streptococcus (GAS), occurred...
progesterone

Progesterone And Bisexuality: Is There A Link?

Bisexuality is quite common among men and women whose mothers received additional doses of the sex hormone progesterone while pregnant. This is one of...

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...

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...

3-D cultures of neural cells expand research potential

The networks of capillaries within the little balls of nervous system cells could enable new kinds of large-scale lab investigations into diseases, such as...

Protein chaperone takes its job seriously

For proteins, this would be the equivalent of the red-carpet treatment: each protein belonging to the complex machinery of ribosomes -- components of the...
Zika virus protein NS5

Zika Virus Protein Mapped To Speed Search For Cure

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A study published today shows how Indiana University scientists are speeding the path to new treatments for the Zika virus, an...
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...
brain chemistry

How humans bond: The brain chemistry revealed

In new research published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Northeastern University psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett found, for...
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...