Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have uncovered the unique mechanism of a powerful natural product with wide-ranging antifungal, antibacterial, anti-malaria and anti-cancer effects. The new study sheds light on the natural small molecule known as borrelidin. —> Read More
The most virulent strains of Streptococcus suis, the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in adult humans in parts of southeast Asia and in pigs around the world, are likely to have evolved and become widespread in pigs at the same time as changes in rearing practices, according to research from an international consortium published today in the journal Nature Communications. —> Read More
New research from the University of Toronto has scientists re-thinking how a lethal fungus grows and kills immune cells. The study hints at a new approach to therapy for Candida albicans, one of the most common causes of bloodstream infections. —> Read More
To keep its code-breaking prowess, the NSA must recruit scores of the brightest students in math and computer science each year. But the Snowden revelations are hurting those efforts.
Clinicians correctly predict a suicide attempt about half the time — no better than a coin toss. Certain tests of involuntary responses, although still experimental, aim to improve the odds.
Listen to the sounds of SPACE: Amazing audio clips reveal noises made by alien moons, comets and rocket launches
The European Space Agency’s Soundcloud page reveals clips of space that you can listen to. They include the noises heard as a probe landed on Titan in 2005 and a Soyuz rocket launch (shown). —> Read More
Scientists have uncovered the earliest fossilized evidence of an insect caring for its young. —> Read More
A study finds that ants on board the International Space Station still used teamwork to search new areas, despite falling off the walls of their containers for up to eight seconds. —> Read More
Scientists have uncovered the earliest fossilised evidence of an insect caring for its young. —> Read More
Scientists at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health have identified a unique pattern of immune molecules in the cerebrospinal fluid of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome that provides insights into the basis for cognitive dysfunction –frequently described by patients as ‘brain fog’– as well as new hope for improvements in diagnosis and treatment. Results appear in Molecular Psychiatry. —> Read More