Miami launches bacteria-infected mosquitoes to fight Zika virus

If infected male mosquitoes mate with non-infected females, the eggs will not hatch.

A type 2 diabetes drug might treat Alzheimer’s

A three-agent drug used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus shows significant results in memory and learning skills in aging mice suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

The Possibilities of Tailored Medical Treatments from IP Stem Cells and the Man Who Made it Possible

Tailored stem cell treatment could become a reality in the near future.

Researchers zoom in on potential treatment for prostate cancer

Researchers at the University of Georgia may be zooming in on a treatment for prostate cancer. Their new therapy shows great efficacy for mouse models, and the treatment is expected to go in human trials. Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer, killing some 10,000 people in the UK every year (rates vary greatly across the world),

Drug candidate destroys Malaria in 48 hours

Malaria is one of the most common and dangerous diseases in the world, with the World Health Organization estimating over 200 million cases every year. There are several ways to try to treat malaria, but the results are debatable and often times not as effective as desired. Now, a team has demonstrated a new compound which effectively destroys malaria in

Everything you wanted to know about homeopathy but never asked

Last week we wrote an article about an Australian research which concluded that homeopathy is nothing more than a placebo. I’ve received a myriad of emails, ranging from skeptical to downright violent (which was somewhat disturbing), all of which were accusing us of spreading false science and not understanding just how good homeopathy actually is. This will be a lengthy

Marijuana addiction and abuse treatment shows promising results

While there’s a lot of talk and debate around medicinal marijuana, dispensed for its curative properties against cancer and other ailments, not much is discussed on how marijuana addiction can be treated. Marijuana abuse has always been used by governments as a wild card for keeping it illegal, although the actual extent of it has never been fully assessed mostly

Microbots no larger than a human cell set to carry more payload drugs

Researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong have developed a new type of microbots approximately the size of a human cell that can carry more targeted drugs than other such options. These can be guided wirelessly through magnetic field manipulation. The Chinese designed microbots as well as other micro or nano-scale alternatives  are meant to funnel key substances for non-invasive