When one thinks of DARPA, the military’s department of far-out and cool toys, one typically thinks of things like robots or fancy defense systems, however that isn’t all that they do it would seem.
Development of antibiotic resistance more predictable than expected – Phys.org
De Visser: “Of all the mutations we found in this beta-lactamase, more than three per cent caused an increase in the resistance against the antibiotic. To top it all off, …
Compound found in red wine could help fight obesity – GizMag
Researchers from the Purdue University in Indiana are testing a compound found in red wine that has the ability to block the processes of fat cell development. The research …
Scripps Institute develops simple blood test to predict heart attacks and strokes – GizMag
Roughly 2.5 million Americans suffer a heart attack or a stroke each year. About 20% of these – half a million people – die in the …
We’ve all see video of some chicken wandering around sans their head and other various Frankensteinish type medical wonders but somehow the idea of something in a petri dish in a lab having a pulse you can measure isn’t high on the list of things to watch.
Okay, this is pretty awesome. Even though I have never had to recover from any broken bones I have known people who have and the months involved, not just in the healing itself but also the rehab, can be really debilitating for people to deal with.
Thanks to some researchers at the University of Georgia Regenerative Bioscience Center we may actually have a whole new way to help broken bones heal, and heal not in months but rather in days. The discovery has also come about with the help of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, because broken bones in animals are just as much a concern, and together they have come up with something called “fracture putty”.
Say what you want about Microsoft as a company but their Research department is always looking to try and do some pretty incredible things that go beyond just making the company money and look to make a difference in people’s lives.
Ebola is a killer virus; normally found in animals, primarily bats, which causes what is referred to as a hemorrhagic fever. It is this reaction that can make the infected person to bleed from all their orifices.
The virus was first discovered in 1976 when the nations of Sudan and Zaire (now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo) suffered two deadly outbreaks in which 90 percent of the people infected with the virus died.