Two new drugs can dramatically cut the mortality rate from Ebola to between 11 to 24 percent

A clinical trial conducted in the midst of an Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has identified two new drugs that can dramatically cut mortality from the disease, and both are being immediately offered to all patients in an effort to control the country’s worst ever outbreak. The Pamoja Tulinde Maisha (“together

Two new drugs can dramatically cut the mortality rate from Ebola to between 11 to 24 percent

Countries that relax regulations for regenerative medicines could be causing a downward spiral in international standards

Relaxing of regulations for regenerative medicines has cascading effect internationally, new research warns Researchers warn that if just one country decides to relax regulations in the field, a heightened sense of competition can spur others to do the same. It’s unclear whether this deregulation best serves competition, science or the patients. Regenerative medicine focuses on

Countries that relax regulations for regenerative medicines could be causing a downward spiral in international standards

Accelerating the process of photosynthesis to increase crop production

Scientists have found how to relieve a bottleneck in the process by which plants transform sunlight into food, which may lead to an increase in crop production. They discovered that producing more of a protein that controls the rate in which electrons flow during photosynthesis, accelerates the whole process. “We tested the effect of increasing

Accelerating the process of photosynthesis to increase crop production

Wireless sensors that stick to the skin to track physiological signals

Stanford engineers have developed experimental stickers that pick up physiological signals emanating from the skin, then wirelessly beam these health readings to a receiver clipped onto clothing. It’s all part of a system called BodyNet. We tend to take our skin’s protective function for granted, ignoring its other roles in signaling subtleties like a fluttering

Wireless sensors that stick to the skin to track physiological signals

Reversing older brain stem cells to a younger healthier state – in rats

New research reveals how increasing brain stiffness as we age causes brain stem cell dysfunction, and demonstrates new ways to reverse older stem cells to a younger, healthier state. …when the old brain cells were grown on the soft material, they began to function like young cells – in other words, they were rejuvenated Kevin

Reversing older brain stem cells to a younger healthier state – in rats

Vaccine for chlamydia safely and effectively passes first clinical trial

The first ever early clinical trial for a vaccine for genital chlamydia has shown it to be safe and effective at provoking an immune response. The latest findings, from a randomised controlled trial of 35 healthy women led by Imperial College London and the Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, demonstrate promising early signs of what could be

Vaccine for chlamydia safely and effectively passes first clinical trial

A portable exosuit assists both walking and running

A versatile, portable exosuit that assists both walking and running highlights the potential for lightweight and non-restrictive wearable robots outside the lab Between walking at a leisurely pace and running for your life, human gaits can cover a wide range of speeds. Typically, we choose the gait that allows us to consume the least amount

A portable exosuit assists both walking and running

Sidesteping one of the primary obstacles standing in the way of effective quantum logic circuits

Possible “topological superconductor” could overcome industry’s problem of quantum decoherence. A potentially useful material for building quantum computers has been unearthed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), whose scientists have found a superconductor that could sidestep one of the primary obstacles standing in the way of effective quantum logic circuits. Newly discovered

Sidesteping one of the primary obstacles standing in the way of effective quantum logic circuits

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