- Follow this blog:
Men with 2 copies of a mutated gene have lowered fertility. Their sperm lack a protein coat to help evade the female’s natural surveillance mechanisms and penetrate through to the egg.
July 20, 2011, 4:32 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Mice engineered to lack a muscle contraction gene run 6 times farther than normal mice, a new study shows. This is not unlike the extra endurance of long-distance Olympians.
July 20, 2011, 1:53 AM PDT | By Janet Fang
UK regulators have okayed human trials of a topical anti-HIV microbicide made in greenhouses. The tech is at least 10 times cheaper than conventional bioreactors.
July 19, 2011, 1:43 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Could coffee and tea play a role in reducing MRSA? Study shows mixed reviews, but an interview with study researcher Eric Matheson reveals more.
July 18, 2011, 2:11 PM PDT | By Stacy Lipson
New software that filters tweets containing “dengue” and the user’s location can help authorities stay current with the locations of outbreaks for faster responses.
July 18, 2011, 1:19 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
In the second and third embryonic stem cell trials ever to be FDA-approved, California surgeons implanted lab-grown retinal cells into 2 patients with eye diseases.
July 18, 2011, 12:49 AM PDT | By Janet Fang
Scientists reveal why some HIV drugs are more successful than others at higher doses: it depends on when, in the virus’s life cycle, they enter the battle.
July 14, 2011, 8:20 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Most of us grew up hearing our parents warn us about the health effects of a bad sunburn. Warm summer days meant blistering sunburns, the kind that left your skin feeling red and raw for days...
July 14, 2011, 12:12 PM PDT | By Stacy Lipson
Rather than one big shock to the heart, a series of 5 small pulses can also restore our heart beats, scientists show. And it uses 84% less energy.
July 13, 2011, 8:10 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
A traffic accident victim received two donated legs in Spain, while an adult mouse can now use an artificially grown tooth implanted into its jaw.
July 12, 2011, 5:16 PM PDT | By Janet Fang