People who keep tropical fish in tanks at home or at work may be at risk from bacterial infections and life-threatening disease, according to a new study.
Scientists from Oregon State University found that a “disturbing” number of ornamental tropical fish in the U.S. are already resistant to antibiotics.
It is well-known that breastfeeding gives infants nutrients. However, for the first time Spanish researchers created a map of the bacterial microbiota in new mothers’ breast milk. They found that, on average, women’s breast milk contains about 700 bacterial species.
Researchers had previously been well-aware that mothers’ breast milk is instrumental in creating a baby’s bacterial flora, or the unique bacterial community that exists in each person. However, until this study, it was not known what types of species existed in breast milk and what exactly their role was.
Call it your future eye phone.
Contact lenses that display information have long been a trope in science fiction. However, science is one step closer toward making that a reality. Researchers from Ghent University in Belgium have developed a way to convert contact lenses into LCD screens that can project information. The technology could rapidly change medicine and even cosmetics.
Fido isn’t just man’s best friend - he’s also a cancer-sniffing machine. That’s the finding of one study conducted in Austria, which says that dogs are able to successfully sniff out lung cancer.
The test tasked dogs with sniffing out lung cancer from 120 breath samples. The researchers found that dogs were 70 percent successful at identifying which samples belonged to patients with lung cancer and which did not.
A new experimental flu vaccine made out of mRNA that may work for life is now being developed.
Researchers said that the vaccine, made of the genetic material that controls the production of proteins, protected animals against influenza and, unlike traditional vaccines, it may work for life and can potentially be manufactured quickly enough to stop a pandemic.
Researchers explain that the current vaccines on the market work by instructing our immune systems to recognize two virus proteins called HA and NA. However, the problem is that these two proteins are constantly evolving, which is essentially why new vaccines are always needed.
Researchers believe that the secret for the everlasting vaccine against the multiple flu virus strains is to target something that never changes…
Researchers have invented a device that can reset the body’s clock and help people get a proper sleep after a flying to a different time zone.
The device called Re-Timer works by stimulating the part of brain that regulates 24-hour sleep cycle in the body.
People who wish to reset their body clocks to fit their sleep schedule must prepare in advance. The device must be used three days for 50 minutes each day. To advance body clock, the user must wear the device after awakening in the morning while wearing it before bed time delays the body clock.
If you could find out exactly how long you have left to live, would you want to know?
A blood test could show you just that - and it is terrifyingly accurate.
Telomeres are located at the end of chromosomes. Each time that a cell replicates itself, the telomeres became shorter and shorter until they snap off. The length of telomeres should indicate how long you have left to live if you were to die of natural causes.
Telomeres have long been believed to be linked to the age of death and can be thought of as internal clocks. Tests are even on the market right now; a test in the United Kingdom can be bought for £400, or about $640.
The secret to having a long and fulfilling life may be as simple as getting a puppy, new research suggests.
The study found that owning a dog and having a happy marriage and plenty of good friends could be the key to longevity.
Longevity is significantly more influenced by happiness than social class, suggesting that having a loving family and a wife is much more important that having a trust fund or being born upper class.
One may not logically assume that neurotic personalities have better health than other people. Of the Big Five personality dimensions - openness, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness and neuroticism - one might actually believe that neurotics would fare the worst. Even scientists concede that “neuroticism is usually marked by being moody, nervous, and a worrier, and linked to hostility, depression, and excessive drinking and smoking.”
In a new study, researchers were surprised to find that people who scored moderate to high scores on neuroticism were more likely to have better health. But there was a catch. That finding was true for people who also scored moderate to high scores on conscientiousness as well. These people also tended to have lower body mass index and fewer chronic diseases. In fact, the higher people’s scores were in both categories, the better their health tended to be.
It’s not uncommon for people to have a couple of glasses of wine or beer in order to unwind after a long day at work. In fact, recent evidence has even stated that it is healthy, as long as people do not veer into binge drinkers’ territory.
However, a new study has suggested that even moderate drinking could place drinkers at risk. Researchers state that moderate drinking could place imbibers at risk for lower production of brain cells and decreased ability for certain types of learning.