A deep-learning model identifies a powerful new drug that can kill many species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Using a machine-learning algorithm, MIT researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. In laboratory tests, the drug killed many of the world’s most problematic disease-causing bacteria, including some strains that are resistant to...
Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and the National Institutes of Health have made a critical breakthrough toward developing a vaccine for the 2019 novel coronavirus by creating the first 3D atomic scale map of the part of the virus that attaches to and infects human cells. Mapping...
Eating a western-style diet for a week can slightly impair brain function and encourage healthy young people to overeat, according to a new study. After consuming a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers performed worse on memory tests and had a desire to eat junk food following a meal. The...
A new study has found infants exposed to the harsh chemicals in cleaning products are more likely to develop asthma later in life. The study, published Tuesday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, analysed data about the dangers posed by exposure to cleaning products to 2022 infants in the...
Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) and Roche (OTC:RHHBY) announced the failure of a trial for two monoclonal antibody drugs for Alzheimer's disease, throwing further doubt on the approach of treating the disease by attacking amyloid plaques in the brain. The trial was conducted by Washington University and compared Lilly's solanezumab and Roche's...
The US has approved its first treatment for peanut allergies in children. The drug AR101, or Palforzia, uses oral immunotherapy, with children given tiny but increasing amounts of peanut protein over a six-month period under medical supervision. After that, users must continue to take a daily dose to be able to...
Cervical cancer could be eliminated through a combination of upgraded screenings and vaccinations for children, NHS experts say. The health service has completed its rollout of a new screening method which sees cervical samples first checked for the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV causes almost all cases of cervical cancer and can...
As the geriatric population is expected to balloon in the coming decade, so too will rates of heart disease in the United States. The demand for prosthetic heart valves and other cardiac devices — a market that is valued at more than $5 billion dollars today — is predicted...
Losing weight is an effective treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), but why exactly this is the case has remained unclear. Now, researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that improvements in sleep apnea symptoms appear to be linked to the reduction...
A MAN'S penis started turning black after his partner accidentally bit it during sex, docs have revealed. The 43-year-old, who hasn't been identified, went to hospital five days after getting frisky. The report was published last week in the Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine, and as you might expect from the...