Published Date:January 7, 2013
Researchers have discovered a new compound that restores the health of mice infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), an otherwise dangerous bacterial infection. The new compound targets an enzyme not found in human cells but which is essential to bacterial survival.
January 7, 2013
Published Date:December 21, 2012
Six weeks of weight training can significantly improve blood markers of cardiovascular health in young African-American men, researchers report in the Journal of Human Hypertension.
December 21, 2012
Published Date:December 18, 2012
Those considering how to maintain a healthy weight during holiday festivities, or looking ahead to New Years resolutions, may want to think twice before reaching for traditional staples like cookies or candy or the car keys.
December 18, 2012
Published Date:December 10, 2012
Agricultural researchers and health educators are using cellphone technology to help those in the developing world address some of the most challenging issues they face. The initiative, Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO), delivers educational materials in the form of narrated, animated videos to a global audience.
December 10, 2012
Published Date:October 24, 2012
The bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae which can cause pneumonia, meningitis, bacteremia and sepsis likes to share its antibiotic-defeating weaponry with its neighbors. Individual cells can pass resistance genes to one another through a process called horizontal gene transfer, or by transformation, the uptake of DNA from the environment. Now researchers report that they can interrupt the cascade of cellular events that allows S. pneumoniae to swap or suck up DNA
October 24, 2012