disease

'Civil war' in immune system can fight disease

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

The immune system can be trained to attack itself to reverse a devastating autoimmune disease.

Gene Editing could destroy latent viruses in the human body like herpes

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

Herpes viruses can be implicated in blindness, birth defects and even cancer, and as yet, we cant rid ourselves of them.

Breakthrough device can diagnose malaria in 5 seconds flat

Posted in Science on 1st Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 438,000 people died from malaria in 2015 alone, and the disease continues to spread at an alarming pace.

IBM Medical Antivirus may enable vaccination against all viruses

Posted in Medicine on 14th May, 2016
by Alex Muller

The new macromolecule composed of several components creates a powerful action that fights viral infection and replication while inhibiting drug resistance.

Scientists Discover How to Grow Life-Saving Blood Stem Cells

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2016
by Alex Muller

A protein called Musashi-2 discovered by scientists can regulate the function and development of important blood stem cells.