Nathalie Schouten

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What Is the Hygiene Hypothesis?

Many parents believe that their children must be kept in an environment that is as clean as possible, but some research suggests that being exposed …

New SARS-like virus is poised to infect humans: The new virus, known as WIV1-CoV, directly binds to the same human receptor as the SARS strain that infected thousands in 2002

The new virus, known as WIV1-CoV, directly binds to the same human receptor as the SARS strain that infected thousands in 2002<p>A SARS-like virus found …

Cuba Has Made At Least 3 Major Medical Innovations That We Need

The trade embargo is holding up research in some crucial areas.<p>By most measures, the United States' business-friendly environment has proven to be fertile for medical innovation. Compared to other countries, America has filed the most patents in the life sciences, is conducting most of the world's …

Cancer

Zika outbreak: pregnant British women given immediate ultrasounds

New NHS guidance says pregnant women who have travelled to Zika infected regions should be given immediate ultrasounds<p>British women who were pregnant when travelling in Zika-infected countries, or conceived within a fortnight of their return will be given immediate ultrasounds to check that their …

Zika Virus: What Is It? Should You Be Concerned?

“L ast year, the virus was detected in the Americas, where it is now spreading explosively,” Margaret Chan — who is the director general of the World …

I watched someone commit suicide in VR and it freaked me out

This wasn't how it was supposed to go. I was standing on a junkyard hovercraft, pointing my revolver at the young lady floating on the adjacent skiff. She was my enemy, but I couldn't pull the trigger. Her hand hovered between us, waving back and forth in the universal sign for "stop." Her gun …

Need for Speed Update Adds Photo Mode, Wrap-Sharing Feature, and More Next Week

The next update for Need for Speed will arrive on February 3, introducing, among other things, a photo mode and a new competitive play option. The update, which Ghost Games has titled "Showcase," will arrive on February 3.<p>Need for Speed's photo mode is called Snapshot Pro. It will be accessible …

Zika virus spreading explosively, says World Health Organisation

Director general convenes emergency committee, saying ‘level of alarm is extremely high’ as virus has now been detected in 23 countries<p>The World Health Organisation has convened an emergency committee to discuss the “explosive” spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to thousands of birth …

Disease

Zika Virus Could Be Spread Through Sex, Cases Suggest

A small amount of evidence suggests the Zika virus, which has been linked to paralysis and brain damage in infants, could be transmitted by …

Public Health

More evidence emerges for 'transmissible Alzheimer's' theory

Autopsies reveal plaques in the brains of people who died after receiving grafts from cadavers.<p>For the second time in four months, researchers have …

Harvard and MIT close to ‘cure’ for Type 1 diabetes which will end daily injections

A cure for type 1 diabetes is closer than ever after scientists showed they can switch off the disease for six months in animals – which would equate to several years in humans.<p>In 2014, researchers at Harvard University discovered how to make huge quantities of insulin-producing cells, in a …

Zika virus likely to spread throughout the Americas, says WHO

Drug companies evaluate existing vaccine technology as only Canada and Chile expected to be free of mosquito-borne disease<p>Two of the world’s biggest drug companies are evaluating whether existing vaccine technology could be used against the Zika virus, as the World Health Organisation warned the …

Wake up early to see 5 planets align for the first time since 2005

Early morning risers will be treated to a celestial surprise for the next couple weeks, weather permitting.<p>Starting on Jan. 20, five bright planets — …

US mums-to-be seek reassurance about Zika virus

U.S. doctors are fielding a spate of calls from expectant mothers who recently traveled to countries affected by the Zika virus and fear possible …

Public Health

NOT-AI-16-026: Notice of NIAID's Interest to Highlight High-Priority Zika virus (ZIKV) Research Areas

Notice of NIAID's Interest to Highlight High-Priority Zika virus (ZIKV) Research Areas<p>Notice Number: NOT-AI-16-026<p>Key Dates <b><br>Release Date:</b> January 22, …

Take a Chill Pill if You Want to Avoid the Flu This Year

Along with snow and frigid temperatures, the winter months also bring coughs, colds, and the flu. Lower respiratory tract infections, the ones that …

Immune System

Zika Virus Link to Rare Paralysis Investigated as CDC Issues New Travel Warning for Pregnant Women

Health officials are now investigating if the mosquito-borne Zika virus is linked to a rare paralysis syndrome called Guillain-Barre.<p>The syndrome …

Zika virus: three returning UK travellers diagnosed

All of them had returned to Britain from South America, where they had been infected via mosquito bites<p>Three travellers who returned to the UK from South and Central America have been diagnosed with the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness that has been linked to brain deformities in babies.<p>Public …

Public Health

The Ocean's Chaotic Beauty Captured In 15 Award-Winning Photos

Life really is better under the sea.<p>In case you needed further proof that the ocean is a bizarre, magnificent and totally alien world, the Underwater Photography Guide has announced the winners of its 2015 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition.<p>The photo submissions, which come from more than 50 …

Scuba Diving

Pictures of the day: 9 January 2016 - Telegraph

Pictures of the day: 10 January 2016 - Telegraph

Gonorrhoea could become untreatable, GPs warned

England's chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies writes to all GPs and pharmacies after rise of drug-resistant strain<p>Gonorrhoea, the sexually transmitted infection, could become untreatable, England's chief medical officer has warned.<p>Dame Sally Davies has reportedly written to all GPs and …

Public Health

Resident Evil Movie Crew Member Killed in Filming Accident

A member of the production crew for the upcoming film <i>Resident Evil: The Final Chapter</i> died from injuries sustained during an on-set accident in South Africa earlier this month.<p><i>Entertainment Weekly</i> reports that 34-year-old Ricardo Corenlius died December 3 in what German production company …

A Museum Is Hiding Under These Grassy Pyramids

After eight months of renovations, Biesbosch Museum in the Netherlands revealed its earthy new look.<p>The Biesbosch Museum in the Netherlands is making headlines not just for its art, but for its stunning reinvention and grass-covered exterior.<p>Yes, there's a museum hiding underneath those grassy …

Archaeology

'Beyond: Two Souls' hits PS4 next week

When it comes to story-driven gameplay, few developers are quite as ambitious as Quantic Dream. We already knew that its PS3 titles, <i>Heavy Rain</i> and <i>Beyond: Two Souls</i>, were coming to PS4, and now we've got some release dates. <i>Beyond</i> is coming out digitally next week: November 24th in the US ($29.99) …

Newest Pluto pics show day in life of dwarf planet

NASA's newest Pluto pictures depict an entire day on the dwarf planet.<p>The space agency released a series of 10 close-ups of the frosty, faraway world Friday, representing one full rotation, or Pluto day. A Pluto day is equivalent to 6.4 Earth days.<p>The New Horizons spacecraft snapped the pictures as …

A Human Face Transplant, Saturn's Beautiful Moons, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Astronomy

Best yet images of Pluto’s moon Charon

Beautiful and fascinating images from the New Horizons spacecraft reveal the large moon’s violent history.<p>NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has returned …

5 Months in Asia

At first it had been a dream to travel to Asia for a long time already, even before I discovered photography. I am now 22 years old and I finished my …