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Turning to a tomato cure

Scientists are exploring whether tomatoes can be utilised as suitable carriers for oral vaccinations against Alzheimer's disease. Do their findings show promise? Can the tomato make a difference?

Pocket-sized MRI

Scientists have developed a small portable MRI scanner that performs its services in the field: for instance to examine ice cores.

Some fish may be harmful

Not all fish are created equal, nor are they all equally good for you. Recent research indicates that tilapia, a widely eaten white fish, may actually be bad for you.

Select sperm carefully

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), where a single sperm is injected into an egg to fertilise it, is increasingly used to help infertile men father children.

Food diary aids dieting

A recent study found that maintaining a food diary greatly aids dieting and can double the amount of weight a person loses in the process.

Sea toxin damages DNA

Aerosol sprays from red tides have been shown to possess algal toxins that attacks and damages DNA in the lungs when the body tries to dispose of the poison.

Sex-based kidneys

According to a recently published study, successful kidney transplants may hinge on linking the sex of the donor and recipient.

Pneumococcal infection in Norway

The administration of a pneumococcal vaccine to young children in Norway has significantly decreased the occurrence of serious pneumococcal infections.

ARV choices explored

A recent study analysed the results of a trial that explored whether tenofovir absorption and adherence is more effective in pill form or as a vaginal gel.

Diabetes harms male fertility

Contrary to prevailing theories, recent research indicates that diabetes in men directly affects fertility with excess sugars harming sperm quality.

Malaria proteins discovered

Scientists have identified a key mechanism that enables malaria-infected red blood cells to stick to the walls of blood vessels and avoid being destroyed by the body's immune system.

Follow that bug!

Brightly coloured beetles or butterfly larvae nibbling on a plant may signal the presence of chemical compounds active against cancer cell lines and tropical parasitic diseases.

Friendly salmonella

Scientists have made major strides in developing a biologically engineered form of Salmonella that effectively delivers antigens in the body.

Supplementing cancer vaccines

Utilising hormone therapy in combination with traditional prostate cancer vaccine treatment the improved overall survival rate compared with either treatment alone.

Microbes to the rescue

Scientist believe microorganisms' ability to grow from an almost infinite number of food sources may hold the key to solving society's current energy crisis.

Controlling natural killer cells

Recent research shows that a single protein controls the key functions of natural killer cells and allows them to pursue their targets.

Food and the brain

A balanced diet does more than protect us from heart disease, cancer, and other physical ailments. It also keeps the brain in good shape, warding off mental disorders.

Controlling nanocluster formation

Researchers have developed a new instrument that allows them to control the size of nanoclusters - groups of 10 to 100 atoms - with atomic precision.

Ebola protein discovery

Recent research reveals the shape of the Ebola virus spike protein, which is necessary for viral entry into human cells, bound to an immune system antibody acting to neutralise the virus.

Crawling the Web: Dengue Fever

Everyday, Scientist Live turns its eyes to the Web around it and highlights news and research across the Internet. Today we look take an extended look at Dengue Fever.


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