Most Legionnaires' deaths tied to spray from shower, faucet
Most deaths from Legionnaires' disease are tied to hospital and nursing home showers, not outdoor cooling towers, new government figures released...
Study Validates Method for Patient Reporting of Cancer Drug-Related Adverse Events
In an article published in JAMA Oncology, a study led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher and colleagues shows that a...
Narcotic Drugs Can Be Coaxed From Yeast
Researchers reported that they had added DNA to yeast that enabled it to produce enzymes that turn sugar into pain killers....
Newly Discovered Cells Regenerate Liver Tissue Without Forming Tumors
The mechanisms that allow the liver to repair and regenerate itself have long been a matter of debate. Now researchers at University of...
Team Finds a Better Way to Engineer Therapeutic Proteins into Antibodies
A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute has devised an improved method to re-engineer proteins into larger proteins, such as...
International Team Discovers the Ancient Origins of Deadly Lassa Virus
Working as part of an international team in the United States and West Africa, a researcher at The Scripps Research Institute has published new...
New Research Helps Explain Why a Deadly Blood Cancer Often Affects Children with Malaria
Children in equatorial Africa who suffer from malaria are at high risk of developing Burkitt's lymphoma, a highly aggressive blood cancer. A new...
Corrected Protein Structure Reveals Drug Targets for Cancer, Neurodegenerative Diseases
Protein Kinase C is a family of enzymes that controls the activity of other proteins in a cell by attaching chemical tags. That simple act helps...
Matter: For Evolving Brains, a ‘Paleo’ Diet Full of Carbs
A new report suggests that our ancestors were able to fuel the evolution of our oversize brains by incorporating cooked starches into their diet....
GSK hopes big clinical trial can breathe new life into lung drug
GlaxoSmithKline is banking on a major clinical trial to revive its flagging respiratory medicine business, with billions of dollars of sales riding...
For fat loss, calories may matter more than fat or carbs
Want to lose body fat? At least initially, a diet low in fat may be better than one that limits carbohydrates, a U.S. study suggests.
Scientists finally figure out the mystery of contractions in labor
The general course of child labor is well documented, but many mysteries—such as what starts labor in the first place—persist.