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DNA double helix: discovery that led to 60 years of biological revolution

The myth is that science proceeds in fits and starts, with eureka moments delivering revelation and revolution. The reality is usually much more …

High blood sugar may raise Alzheimer’s risk

<b>U. ARIZONA (US) —</b> Elevated blood sugar levels may be associated with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, even in people without diabetes.<p>…

Diabetes

To treat cystic fibrosis, drug mimics HIV

<b>U. PITTSBURGH (US) —</b> A potential treatment for deadly, drug-resistant bacterial infections uses the same approach that HIV uses to infect …

Medicine

Scientists find link between bipolar disorder and flu in pregnancy

Scientists have found a link between children who go on to suffer from bipolar disorder and mothers who have the flu while pregnant.<p>If the findings from the research, which suggests children are four times more likely to develop the disorder if their mothers suffer from the flu during their …

Using Bacteria To Swat Malaria Inside Mosquitoes

It's a bit like probiotics for mosquitoes.<p>When scientists infect mosquitoes with a specific bacterium, the insects become resistant to the malaria parasite.<p>Sounds like an easy way to stamp out malaria, right? Just introduce the infected mosquitoes into an area and let the bugs take over the natural …

Kids admitted to ICU on weekends as likely to survive

<b>U. LEEDS (UK) —</b> Children in the UK who are admitted to intensive care units after hours face no greater risk of dying than children arriving during …

Intensive Care

More Than 78,000 People Sign Up for One-Way Trip to Mars

Two weeks into a nineteen week application period, more than 78,000 people have applied to become a settler of Mars in 2023.<p>Mars One, the nonprofit …