Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Nov. 16, 2014) Brazilian doctors hope a compound found in a common blood-sucking tick can be used to break down cancerous tumours in humans after successful results in laboratory animals. Tara Cleary has ... watch video
Newsy (Feb. 20, 2015) A new report from nutritional experts says Americans eat too much meat. But there could be big agricultural problems if demand for meat decreases.
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AFP (Nov. 17, 2015) Once a luxury, meat is now a growing staple in the diets of millions of Indonesians - who don't seem to worry much about the possible environmental damage linked to the meat industry.
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Oct. 20, 2016 Every year, more than 350 million people in over 120 countries contact dengue fever, which can cause symptoms ranging from achy muscles and a skin rash to life-threatening ... read more
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Oct. 20, 2016 A promising therapeutic target has been discovered for improving lung function in infants. The study shows that a protein called Rac1 is critical for the proper development of mammalian ... read more
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Oct. 20, 2016 A small molecule called TASIN-1 can selectively kill cells with a mutation that is considered to be a precursor to colon cancer, while sparing related normal cells, cancer biologists have ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 Zika virus infection leads to modifications of both viral and human genetic material, scientists have discovered. These modifications — chemical tags known as methyl groups ... read more
Sep. 25, 2015 Ticks have had millions of years to figure out how to bite without triggering their victims' immune response. Proteins in the arachnids' spit evolved to manipulate immune cells so that the ... read more
Feb. 20, 2014 Lone star tick bites are likely the cause of thousands of cases of severe red meat allergies that are plaguing patients in Southeastern United States including Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia ... read more
Nov. 9, 2012 Meat lovers living in the central and southern regions of the United States might be opting for a vegetarian lifestyle if meat comes with an unwanted side of a life-threatening allergic reaction. ... read more