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How did Yersinia pestis bacteria transform from a simple GI infection to causing history-changing respiratory plague pandemics? A new study says it took just one gene.
Using synthetic biology, researchers have engineered particles called phagemids that cause harmful bacteria to malfunction and cease replicating without bursting open.
Following a regional initiative to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, Cuba becomes the first country to receive WHO validation for reaching the goal.
Neighborhood resources for physical activity have an effect on the risk of diabetes, shows 10-year study. Local stores offering healthier food choices were also influential.
Researchers found mice exposed to antibiotics commonly used in early childhood experienced changes to gut bacteria, as well as increased weight gain and larger bone development.
Obese adolescent women were found less likely to use contraception than their peers with healthy weights, with those that did use contraception less likely to use it consistently.
From the 20th Congress of the European Hematology Association, we report on evidence for ruxolitinib as a long-term polycythemia vera treatment.
New guidelines suggest that athletes should only drink when they feel thirsty in order to prevent a potentially lethal condition known as exercise-associated hyponatremia.
Consuming large amounts of grapefruit and orange juice may increase the risk of melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer - according to new research led by Brown University.
The first case of an inheritable protein deficiency in humans linked with diabetes, obesity and reproductive problems has been identified in a young woman.
Scientists have found how to control stem cell behavior that spurs the spread of bowel cancer, opening a route for therapies that target dormant cells as opposed to growing cells.
The 1 in 5 follicular lymphoma patients who relapse within 2 years may have a disease with a different biology, say University of Rochester researchers.
Researchers estimate that consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks may lead to more than 184,000 deaths worldwide annually, with most of these deaths caused by diabetes.
A large, new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that women with PTSD have up to a 60% higher chance of heart attack or stroke.
A mouse study has found that different immune cells in males and females are responsible for the transmission of pain, raising questions about human pain drug development.
Researchers have found that the technique of cord milking could be more beneficial to preterm infants deliver by Cesarean section than current recommendations.
Researchers find people who have a genetic predisposition for high blood pressure may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's, possibly due to antihypertensive medication.
Scripps researchers have designed proteins that elicit an effective antibody response in a mouse model against Marburg virus and its viral cousin, Ebola virus.
Researchers say that a candidate vaccine for the coronavirus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome has passed preclinical tests and is ready to be trialled in humans.