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.

Anti-vaxx fears fuel measles outbreak in Europe — with 37 fatalities already

We’re all in this together — we can’t let the diseases win.

Parkinson’s disease might soon be diagnosed with a simple eye test

There is no cure for the disease but diagnosing and treating it early can mean the world to a patient.

Prions — the Revenge of the Cows

Proteins that cause illness are still baffling scientists.

Cannabis does reduce intestinal inflammation, and now we know why

Researchers hope the findings lead to a new class of drugs to help treat bowel diseases.

Blue light from smartphones or laptops may be slowly making us blind

Be careful with your screen time. ‘Night mode’ is definitely a must.

Obesity May Also Increase Flu Spread, Not Just Flu Severity

A new study suggests obesity may play an important role in flu transmission.

Human activity is causing cancer in many species of wildlife — and this effect is greatly underestimated

Humans a bringing about cancer to a staggering amount of wild species.

A lung-healing protein could be the reason why men recover from flu faster than women

Sorry, ladies.