Friday, October 18, 2019
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A severe autoimmune condition may be triggered by ‘good’ gut bacteria

NOBEASTSOFIERCE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARYThe billions of bacteria that line our guts have evolved with us, and play a crucial role in our digestion, physical...

These Protein Picker-Uppers Keep Your Cells Clean and Healthy

Of all the existential intergalactic threats ever faced by the crew of the starship Enterprise, perhaps none burns more brightly in the minds of...

Here Are 6 Infectious Diseases You Won’t Get Anymore Thanks to...

From the introduction of the smallpox vaccine in the 19th century to the mass availability of flu shots today, vaccines have helped millions of...

Facebook Will Now Rank Your Comments So Its Dumbass Website Can...

Facebook is a disease, but it's still trying to be "more meaningful."Two reports on Friday gave us fresh reminders of why Facebook is a...

More than half of all Ebola outbreaks are going undetected

At least half of all Ebola outbreaks may have gone unrecognised, and more surveillance is needed to identify them early, before they get out...

Viruses: What They are, How They Spread, and How We Fight...

Viruses are not alive, at least in the classical sense. While they're made of proteins and genes like living things, they need to interact...

What makes prions the ‘zombie protein’?

tPrions don't sound so bad at first blush: they're simply proteins that have the wrong shape.tThey may sound innocuous, but "catching" prions is always...

This Big Pharma Giant Had a Drug That Might Prevent Alzheimer’s,...

A team of researchers inside Pfizer made a startling find in 2015: The company's blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis therapy Enbrel, a powerful anti-inflammatory drug, appeared...

Gene-edited babies may live shorter lives, analysis finds

tThe gene-editing technique CRISPR offers major benefits to humanity, but scientists don't believe the field is mature enough for widespread editing.tFor this reason, when...

US Measles Cases in Just 5 Months of 2019 Have Exceeded...

The United States has reported 971 cases of measles in the first five months of 2019, the greatest number since 1992, when 2,126 cases...