The first new human prion in almost 50 years has been discovered, a team of scientists report. The prion is called alpha-synuclein and it is believed to the causative agent for a rare neurodegenerative disease in people.
Diets rich in fish oil compared with diets where lard is the predominant fat lead to very different types of bacteria being found in the guts. The bacteria appear to help with the health benefits of fish oil and the harmful effects of lard.
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A large-scale study examining the effects of probiotics (beneficial bacteria) in preventing gastrointestinal colonization with drug-resistant bugs in intensive care units (ICUs) has not been successful, researchers report.
It can be convenient to purchase pre-washed vegetables, especially for those with busy lives. It would be wrong, however, to assume that pre-washed veg is free from pathogens. A new study casts some light.
Another example of a potentially revolutionary new technology allows paralyzed people to speak by analysing their "breath signals". Software can recognise specific patterns of breathing and then translate those rhythms into a spoken word.
The Shigir Idol is the world's oldest known wooden statue. Built in 9,000 BC, it bears a secret code which nobody has ever been able to decipher. Even more startling is that it was written 7,000 years before writing was thought to have begun.
A fluorescent green northern pike caught earlier this week in Canada's Great Slave Lake created quite a stir on the Internet as readers put forth various opinions on why the unusual fish got its coloration.
A full moon on Saturday will look larger and brighter than usual due to the lunar path being closer to the earth — which is the reason for the nickname "super moon." On September 27-28, a lunar eclipse of a supermoon is coming.
Blame it on old-age, because after all, Big Ben is 156 -years-old, but for those who set their watches by the bongs of the grand old clock, Big Ben has been running six-seconds fast for the past two weeks.
One root of antibiotic resistance is from animals to people. To assess this, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is running a public consultation on how to assess the risks of antimicrobial resistance passing from food animals to human.
The Postojna Cave in southern Slovenia's karst territory is the cradle of a special kind of biology called speleobiology. It is also home to the "human fish," an animal that gave rise to the legend of the "dragon's offspring."