So let's talk about toxins... and fish. They normally don't go together. In fact, most living things would prefer to avoid living near toxins. However, at times they can be very helpful, as shown in a recent strategy to help protect the beautiful rainbow trout against Coldwater Disease.
Cuba is facing a widespread and deadly epidemic of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) that can progress into AIDS some three times faster than the most common strains of the virus. Now researchers have identified what makes this HIV different and deadlier than most.
Well... sort of. What we're really talking about here are the main components of those human vices - nicotine and caffeine - which are normally toxic to our tiny pollinator friends. However, much like some bird species that intentionally consume poisons to kill off intestinal parasites, small concentrations of these toxins could indeed help protect hives from illness
Detecting cancer early on is key to combating its effects, and now scientists have developed a way to detect lung cancer on your breath, according to new research.
When you think "the immune system," you probably think of a scene straight out of Osmoses Jones where hard-on-the-case white blood cells battle with dangerous viral infections. However, professionals know that the body can also try to deprive pathogens of essential irons. Unfortunately, this strategy can backfire, causing anemia. Reversing this self-destructive path is hard work, but recent research with mice has revealed a new way doctors can help their patients.
Green tea has long been celebrated as healthy drink. Now a new study has found that not only does this beverage encourage good health, but it could even trigger a cycle that kills oral cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone.
If only beer were as good for you as the press has been making red wine out to be. The pub crawlers everywhere could celebrate with a hearty and healthy brew! Now, they may have reason to do just hat. Researchers have found a compound from hops could help protect the brain from damage, and potentially even slow the onset of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
Researchers have figured out how to turn back time, at least for a boiled egg. And while that alone is a pretty impressive accomplishment, this 'unboiling' innovation wasn't just for bragging rights. The researchers behind the technique argue that it could dramatically reduce the cost of food production, biotechnology works, and even cancer treatments.
It's that time of the year when the dreaded mistletoe comes out to make children giggle, young ladies blush, and fathers cringe. But this festive plant isn't just about kissing. A new study has revealed that a compound produced by mistletoe can actually help patients fight obesity-related liver disease.
A 29-year-old female was recently found to be suffering from extreme difficulty breathing while swimming. She was promptly treated by an unusual team of doctors and specialists - work that likely saved her life. And while that sounds like another day at the doctor's office for some, it should be pointed out that the patient in question was a bottlenose dolphin.
Let's talk about raccoons. It's not exactly a secret that these midnight bandits can often carry dangerous diseases such a rabies and even parasites. A particularly nasty roundworm parasite has found its way into US raccoons, and now researchers are proposing to combat it with marshmallows, of all things.
Even as US companies and agencies continue to turn away from the deadly pesticides that left local bee populations despondently low, a natural factor is still making recovery earned. Now researchers behind a new study say that they discovered a nature-made solution to this natural problem.
Past research has said that up to 42 percent of all treated cases of depression do not respond to antidepressants, although it has remained largely unclear why. Now researchers have found that diet can impact how a patient responds to their medication, where fish consumption can help.
Researchers are arguing that some very lucky individuals may be naturally immune to Ebola infection, and finding them could open doors for treatment and disease containment not even considered.
For centuries, traditional Chinese medicine practitioners have given their patients honeysuckle, often in the form of tea, to help alleviate certain ailments. Now, researchers think that this age-old practice may have been on to something. A molecule within the plant has been found to directly target influenza, making it a potential treatment option for the troublesome virus.