Aleksandra Grozic

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The Most Promising New Treatment For Inflammatory Bowel Disease? Parasitic Worms

Gross, but it works.<p>They aren't the most pleasant things to think about, but parasitic worms could help our bodies fend off autoimmune conditions …

Transfer of gut bacteria affects brain function, nerve fiber insulation

Specific combinations of gut bacteria produce substances that affect myelin content and cause social avoidance behaviors in mice, report scientists.

How Will Open-Source Research Help Cure Cancer?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Fighting Cancer<p><b>About Jay Bradner's TED Talk</b><p>Giving away something that could make you a billion dollars sounds foolish. But Dr. Jay Bradner believes it's essential to share even the most prized scientific discoveries if we hope to find a cure for cancer.<p>To learn …

WHO-led study shows Canadian-made Ebola vaccine works

It appears the world finally has an effective Ebola vaccine.<p>A new study reported Friday that a vaccine designed by scientists working at Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg induces a quick and highly effective response, protecting 100 per cent of the people who got it against the …

17 Bright and Sweet July 4th Desserts

We understand your single-minded focus on the barbecue this Fourth of July. We applaud it, even. But don't forget that your burgers and ribs are the perfect lead-in to a treat that's sweet enough to complement the smoke and impressive enough to make your guests ooh and ahh. A classic apple pie or …

Cystic fibrosis hope as new gene therapy improves condition

A new trial shows that genetic therapy can improve cystic fibrosis<p>Ten thousand people suffering from cystic fibrosis have been offered new hope after a gene therapy was shown to reverse the condition in some cases.<p>The therapy, which was described by health experts as ‘life-changing’ is likely to be …

Tough brain tumors may have a weak spot

Some brain tumors are notoriously difficult to treat. Whether surgically removed, zapped by radiation, or infiltrated by chemotherapy drugs, they …

Jim Al-Khalili explains how quantum biology could change the world

At the Hay Festival, Professor Jim Al-Khalili says the development of new medicines is one area where quantum biology could reap huge benefits for mankind<p>The application of quantum mechanics to the world of biology may herald a new era in science believes the physicist Jim Al-Khalili.<p>He says drug …

New for brain scientists: a census of neurons

The human brain is a noisy, busy place, teeming with diversity. To produce the wondrously complex mammalian behavior we take for granted every minute, cells of different sizes, shapes and chemical affinities buzz, hum, crackle and pop in conflict and cooperation with one another.<p>When everything is …

Universal flu vaccine closer to reality after Chinese-Australian scientific breakthrough

Scientists in Australia and China have discovered how the body's "assassin" immunity cells memorise viruses, raising hopes for a life-long flu jab<p>A single vaccine that immunises against all types of influenza has come closer to being a reality, after scientists in Australia and China discovered how …

How DNA sequencing is transforming the hunt for new drugs

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Drug manufacturers have begun amassing enormous troves of human DNA in hopes of significantly shortening the time it takes to identify new drug candidates, a move some say is transforming the development of medicines.<p>Technician Mike Lattari prepares a flow cell slide for loading …

Writing and speaking are totally separate in the brain

If you suffer brain damage that dramatically affects your ability to speak, your ability to write could be completely unaffected—or vice versa.<p>While …

More Than 40 Percent of Bee Hives Died in Past Year: Study

Environment<p>More than two out of five American honeybee colonies died in the past year, and surprisingly the worst die-off was in the summer, according to a federal survey.<p>Since April 2014, beekeepers lost 42.1 percent of their colonies, the second highest loss rate in nine years, according to an …

Blood Test Predicts Alzheimer’s

Wealthier children have bigger brains, study finds

Brain scans offer new dimension to the so-called “achievement gap”<p>Richer pupils achieve higher academic grades because their brains are different, according to research.<p>Past research has shown pupils from low-income backgrounds fared worse than those from wealthier families.<p>Brain scans have now …

For a Better Pesto Pasta, Add Ricotta Cheese

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Pesto? Good. Cheese? Good. Pesto plus two cheeses</i> plus <i>pasta? Very, very good.</i><p>The pasta aisle is a wonderful place to be. You can …

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Link Between Heart Disease And Height Hidden In Our Genes

Shorter people are more likely than taller folks to have clogged heart arteries, and a new study says part of the reason lies in the genes.<p>Doctors have known since the 1950s about the link between short stature and coronary artery disease, "but the reason behind this really hasn't been completely …

The U.S. Is Still Far From Legalizing Three-Parent Babies

We have the technology, but we lag behind the Brits. What do they know that we don’t?<p>This past February, the United Kingdom became the first country to legalize mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT), also known as mitochondrial DNA replacement, which can be used to make “three-parent babies.” …

A new study says only a few parts of the brain control rats' dreams

Many scientists have speculated that dreams help us process memory or learn new things. But there’s a lot of work between that and figuring out what our bodies are actually doing when we dream. Now, a group of researchers at UCBL in Lyon, France say they’ve found a link between REM sleep and a few …

14 of the most beautiful churches in Europe

RELIGION plays a major role in the history of Europe. To this day, the majority of Europeans label themselves as Christians, and so much of the …

A drug-resistant intestinal illness is spreading in the US

The CDC recommends decreasing the use of antibiotics to treat mild forms of Shigellosis<p>A drug-resistant intestinal illness called Shigellosis is spreading in the US for the first time, according to a CDC report released today. The drug-resistant bacteria that causes the illness has infected 243 …

Three patients fight cancer with genetically tailored vaccines

Activating dormant cancer-fighting cells<p>Researchers are making progress toward a new way to fight cancer, combining genetic sequencing with the power of vaccinations. Genetically tailored vaccines were used to provoke an immune response in three patients with advanced forms of skin cancer, …

Being Poor Affects Kids' Brains, Study Finds

Kids' Health<p>Children raised in poor households have clear differences in the physical structures of their brains compared to wealthier children, a new study finds.<p>Brain scans of 1,099 children and teenagers in nine major cities shows the poorer kids have less surface area of the brain. This is …

The Brain

Will it Wasa: Breakfast Edition (With Sweet Potato & Kale!)

Start your day off on the right foot with a breakfast that's fast, easy, and tastes great. Enter the Wasa cracker.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she's a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day</i> …

10 Easter Brunch Recipes That Will Become Family Favorites

Whether you are looking for something sweet, savory, healthy or indulgent this Easter, I've got you covered. And the best part -- all of these Easter recipes are incredibly easy.<p>Whether you are looking for something sweet, savory, healthy or indulgent this Easter, I've got you covered. And the best …

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Most Definitely Worth It: Making a Pot of Oatmeal to Last You All Week

Wanna get organized? Wanna do something good for yourself? Want this to be the best week ever? Okay, then. Go do this right now. Put 2 cups of steel-cut oats in a medium pot. Add 8 cups water and a couple pinches of salt. Bring to a boil, stir it around a couple times, then remove from heat and …

Breakfast

Behold, The Cyber Ant [Video]

Colonizing the factory floors of the future<p>In a lab in Germany lives a strange breed of ant. These ants have ceramic limbs and 3D-printed bodies. They gain sustenance by charging their batteries through metal antennae against electric rails. Where eyes should be there are two parts of a stereo …

First baby born from IVF technique which eliminates inherited disease

A pioneering IVF technique allows babies at risk from inherited illnesses to be born free of disease<p>The first baby has been born in Europe from a new IVF procedure that checks embryos for devastating genetic disorders.<p>Lucas Meagu was at high risk of inheriting a rare form of muscular dystrophy …