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05 Oct 2015
Variations in DNA at a specific location (or 'locus') on the genome that protect African children from developing severe malaria, in some cases... +more
28 Sep 2015
Lymphatic Filariasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by three different species of parasitic worm, which are spread between human hosts by... +more
21 Sep 2015
Immune cells are usually described as soldiers fighting invading viruses and bacteria. But they may also be waging another battle: the war against... +more
14 Sep 2015
While some research suggests that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids can protect brain health, a large clinical trial by researchers at the National... +more
07 Sep 2015
Dirt is good for you: kids on farms are less likely to develop allergies and asthma than urban children, for example. But the protective effects of... +more
01 Sep 2015
Mutants of a common fungus produce endoxylanase enzymes twice as potent as the original strain. Filamentous fungi produce powerful enzymes that... +more
24 Aug 2015
The 2011 Fukushima disaster was a stark reminder of the continuing dangers posed by nuclear fallout, highlighting the need for an approved drug that... +more
17 Aug 2015
Black-footed ferrets, a critically endangered species native to North America, have renewed hope for future survival thanks to successful efforts by... +more
11 Aug 2015
Chronic inflammation caused by disease or exposure to dangerous chemicals has long been linked to cancer, but exactly how this process takes place... +more
03 Aug 2015
Scientists have identified five types of prostate cancer, each with a distinct genetic signature. And by comparing 250 samples removed in... +more