New drug reduces transplant and mortality rates significantly in patients with hepatitis C

Credit: Intermountain Medical Center. Patients with hepatitis C who suffer from advanced stages of liver disease have renewed hope, thanks to findings by researchers who have discovered that a new ..

Mind-controlled device helps stroke patients retrain brains to move paralyzed hands

Credit: Leuthardt lab Stroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a device fitted over their paralyzed hands gained some control over their hands, according to a new study from..

Strathclyde-led research develops world’s highest gain high-power laser amplifier

Credit: University of Strathclyde The world's highest gain high power laser amplifier - by many orders of magnitude - has been developed in research led at the University of Strathclyde. Th..

Venetian physician had a key role in shaping early modern chemistry

Credit: Santorio's marginal note to col. 406C-D, in Santorio Santori, Commentaria In Primam Fen Primi Libri Canonis Avicennae (Venice, 1625), British Library, 542.h.11. Courtesy of the British Li..

Statins associated with improved heart structure and function

Prague, Czech Republic - 26 May 2017: Statins are associated with improved heart structure and function, according to research presented today at EuroCMR 2017.1 The benefits were above and beyond the ..

Vitamin D in pregnancy may help prevent childhood asthma

A new study published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found that taking Vitamin D supplements in pregnancy can positively modify the immune system of the newborn baby, whic..

Millions in funding for TU Dresden

TU Dresden is going establish two new Collaborative Research Centres (CRC) and an additional CRC with TUD participation will be continued, the German Research Foundation (DFG) announced on 26 May 2017..

Methicillin resistance among clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus in Egypt

About 40-70% of the infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus strains are due to methicillin resistant ones. These isolates are usually multi-drug resistant and harder to treat endangering hundreds o..

Scientists jump hurdle in HIV vaccine design

LA JOLLA, CA - May 26, 2017 - Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have made another important advance in HIV vaccine design. The development was possible thanks to previous studies at ..

Alzheimer’s Association calls for new strategies against dementia in Scientific American

The time has come for advancing combination therapies against Alzheimer's disease, explains James A. Hendrix, Ph.D., Alzheimer's Association director of global science initiatives, in a new ..