Hope for cure from cocaine addiction
The enzyme delivery system overcomes its short half-life.
Researchers say a radical gene therapy that helped mice beat cocaine addictions may hold promise for human treatment....
Household cleaners may make kids overweight
Changes to gut biota found with regular use of disinfectants.
Household cleaners could be responsible for making children overweight, by changing their gut microbiota, medical res...
Harnessing another kind of wind power
We’ve all done it, but is it wise?
Ever been in a situation where passing wind is going to be hugely embarrassing and you’ve had to hold in a fart? Let’...
The battle against polio still has a way to go
Vaccine-borne variants of the disease still pose threats.
While substantial progress has been made in eradicating polio, efforts must now focus on preventing the devastating d...
Milk and mucous is fake news
The idea dairy makes colds worse has no evidential basis.
The twelfth century Egyptian court physician Moses Maimonides has a lot to answer for. Before his death in 1204 he wr...
For the elderly, ignoring food marketing is easy
Relationship between portions and consumption breaks down.
A marketing trick notorious for its ability to prompt children to eat more food than is healthy fails to work at the ...
Popular painkiller linked to cardiac risk
Over-the-counter pharma product associated with hike in heart risk.
The most commonly used anti-inflammatory drug in the world has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular eve...
A Nobel Prize-winning virologist dies
Frank Macfarlane Burnet laid the foundations of modern virology.
On the official website of the Nobel Prize, the biographical reference for Frank Macfarlane Burnet says: “It is impos...
Finding the trends in newborn lives
Karen Lamb is a part of one of the largest health data exercise.
The world is on the cusp of a digital health transformation, and integrated healthcare data is already enhancing the ...
Venoms promise new drug targets
Research techniques offer exciting new possibilitie
Venoms contain powerful proteins with fast acting precision and a wide range of devastating effects, but only six ven...
What causes asthma?
The number of asthma cases is increasing.
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs where the airways become so obstructed the sufferer struggles t...
Genes that let us sleep also control dreams
Researchers identify two genes that control REM sleep.
Two genes are able to control how much we dream, new research has shown. The findings, published in the journal Cell...