It's no secret that excessive alcohol drinking, or binge drinking, can have some lasting effects on the human body, even going as far as to inflict notable brain damage. Now a new study has revealed that a compound called thane-beta-sultam can reduce expected damage to the brain.
Age old traditional medicines don't always get it right, but once in a while they prove that practitioners were on to something long before western medicine showed up to steal the show. That's how it is in the case of wild cucumbers, where the compounds that can be found in their fruit and leaves have been rediscovered by modern science.
We're not the only creatures on this planet that find the need to craft the occasional antibiotic. Researchers have recently determined that a whole host of deep sea creatures and even some obscure land dwellers boast genes that seem dedicated to fighting off bacteria in the same way a prescription drug would.
Not too long ago, the world was introduced to "brown fat," an arguably good type of fat that helps healthy people covert unused calories into body heat - a boon for the winter months, especially when watching one's waistline. Now, a new study has shown that a traditional Chinese medicinal herb can help convert normal fat into this beneficial type.
Researchers have recently discovered new signs that can help them identify when a patient is suffering from a potentially fatal infection of yellow fever. This could open up new treatment options and improve response and treatment that could save lives.
As if a good meal, a little relaxation, and family together weren't enough, here's another reason to be thankful for that bird on your table this coming Thanksgiving. The turkey commonly plays host to a particularly "good" bacteria - one that could create a potentially life-saving antibiotic.
We should be clear: researchers are in no way saying that it's okay to regularly drink during pregnancy. However, if an expecting mother very occasionally drinks a wine cooler or takes part in a Champagne toast during her child's nine months, she won't be dooming her child to a heightened risk of an adverse birth outcome.
Although babies may not be able to tell you, they remember the good times, according to a new study.
Scientists recently discovered a tapeworm living inside a patient's brain in the United Kingdom, and rather than getting rid of it after it was removed, they decided to sequence its genome instead, according to a new study.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a new report that reveals some surprising statistics about alcohol consumption in the United States. For starters, about 90 percent of all "excessive drinkers" are not alcoholics.
With antibiotic resistance becoming ever more common among bacteria, researchers are pursuing new ways to help fight potential infections. Now, a team of experts says they have identified the mechanism behind the mobility of some bacteria, allowing them to look into ways to literally cripple these dangerous bugs.
The jury may still be out on how bad certain types of fat are for your health. However, a new study has revealed that at least in the case of trans fats, they can hamper the effectiveness of a person's memory.
You've likely heard of "good" bacteria in the human gut - the little guys that live in balanced communities and constantly keep one another in check, as well as keep invaders out. However, could the same hold true for viruses? In a new study, researchers investigate this question.
The mouse is a common model used in research as a way of studying human biology and diseases, but a new study questions whether this is an accurate approach considering some stark differences - aside from many similarities - between the two species.
It is commonly believed that the carrot can give humans better night vision - a myth started by WWII propaganda and perpetuated by the discovery that high concentrations of vitamin A are good for eye health. Now, while the carrot won't actually help you see in the dark, new research investigates if the blueberry will.