2015's Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to Breakthroughs in Fighting Malaria and Parasites

Posted in Medicine on 5th Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

Two discoveries have provided a new means to combat these debilitating diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people annually.

Micro-sensors stuck to honey bees to help solve mass deaths

Posted in Featured, Science on 25th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

Scientists use micro-sensors attached to honey bees as part of a global push to understand the key factors driving a worldwide population decline of the pollinators.

Research shows that honey bees can rapidly evolve to overcome new disease

Posted in Science on 22nd Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

Some good news for the struggling honeybee, and the millions of people who depend on them to pollinate crops.

Parasites Are Wiping Out Entire Honeybee Colonies

Posted in Featured, Science on 29th May, 2015
by Alex Muller

Although parasites have long been associated with colony collapse disorder, where entire hives are wiped out, only recently has the magnitude of the threat been realized.

Even an imperfect Malaria vaccine can reduce Malaria cases by 36%

Posted in Medicine on 3rd May, 2015
by Alex Muller

Given that there were an estimated 198 million malaria cases in 2013, this level of efficacy potentially translates into millions of cases of malaria in children being prevented.