With robots taking up all the factory jobs and CEO’s outsourcing each and any position they can to China, it’s harder and harder for the common bloke to find a job these days. And it’s only about to get worse as pigeons are now poised to take over the health industry positions for the price of bread crumbs.
A study of 986 Bolivian women found that on average, a lifetime infection with a type of roundworm named Ascarius lumbricoides led to an extra two children in the family. Their paper, published in the journal Science, suggests that the worm is altering the host’s immune system, making it easier to become pregnant — in effect, the parasite increases female fertility. The researchers hope this discovery will lead to “novel fertility enhancing drugs.”
Researchers may have found a much needed weapon against HIV in an unexpected place: alcoholism medication.
Scientists have genetically engineered algae to kill up to 90% of cancer cells in the lab, while leaving the healthy ones unharmed.
The blood-brain barrier has been broken for the first time in history, and this can revolutionize some areas of cancer treatment.
In a study published Monday in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers from the University of Queensland caution that the surge in scarlet fever cases may pose an unexpected threat.
When one-year-old Layla Richards, from London, was diagnosed with an aggressive strain of leukaemia, the word ‘incurable’ struck like a hammer.
The household goblins have just about finished their bags of Halloween candy, so let’s talk about diabetes. Some countries (Canada, New Zealand) start November with Diabetes Awareness week while the entire world is asked to remember the disease on November 14. Diabetes is a brute of a disease – causing heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, and death. For almost a
In what can only be called a medical oddity, doctors in Columbia found that a man’s lung tumor wasn’t actually caused by human cancer cells, but those of a parasite. Apparently, due to the patient’s weakened immune system, cells from the parasite leached into the rest of the body and eventually developed into cancer. This is the very first reported case of a patient sick with cancer sourced from outside the body. It’s literally alien cancer.
In what could become a monumental decision, the World Health Organization has decided to roll out pilot tests for a malaria vaccine.