Drug for common skin condition also fights heart disease

It’s an unexpected finding which might end up making a very big difference.

New software allows researchers to CATCH any known virus in a sample

“Tools like CATCH will help us and others detect outbreaks earlier and generate more data on pathogens that can be shared with the wider scientific and medical research communities,” the authors say.

The perverse link between ADHD and addiction

The neurological disorder often begets another disease: addiction.

More than half of parents try non-scientific methods to stave off the common cold

Researchers advise parents to employ strategies that are evidence-based — otherwise, their well-intended measures might not amount to all that much.

We can eradicate malaria — but we need to use new tricks

Improvise, adapt, eliminate.

Irish dirt might cure the world of (most) multi-drug-resistant bacteria

Dirt me uuuuupppp.

Novel vaccine might spell the end of Zika

Good riddance.

After millions of tests, researchers find the most promising compounds against malaria

This is far from being a final drug, but it’s still extremely exciting.

Researchers repurpose wasp venom peptides as antibiotics

Finally, a use for wasps.

Scientists find oldest evidence of black plague in 5,000-year-old human remains

The remains of a 20-year-old woman found in Sweden may help scientists retrace the origin of the deadly disease.

Promising new vaccine technology might finally end HIV-AIDS

Get lost, deadly virus.

Insulin shortage to affect 40 million people by 2030

A huge number of people risks having inadequate access to life-saving treatment.

Lifting weights may be better for the heart than cardio

Static exercises seem to outperform dynamic exercises in terms of improving heart health.

Rainforest plant may treat pancreatic cancer through ‘antiausterity’ properties

Cool, now we need to find one for the economy, too!

Dogs successfully diagnose malaria in children

Dogs really have an amazing sense of smell.

How the African elephant’s cracked skin keeps it cool

Faced with the hot and dry savannah, the African elephant evolved a creative solution.

MRSA originated in humans — but it frequently jumps to other animals and bounces back to us

The resilience and adaptability of these superbugs is impressive — and scary.

When it comes to influenza — Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

Flu vaccine seems more effective in women; men recover faster from the flu.

New research shows why some people get the common cold more easily

Bless you!

New Bombali Ebola Virus Found in Bats

Bombali is not a portmanteau of Bombay and Bali; it is a novel virus in bats in Sierra Leone.