Making medicine from crop waste

Researchers have identified a one-step process to easily convert a plant-based sugar into a chemical compound, which can then be used to manufacture other substances, including a natural pharmaceutical used to treat conditions such as…

Finding Alzheimer’s treatment from within

An immune molecule in the body shows promise for the treatment of Alzheimer’s. [caption id="attachment_15205" align="alignnone" width="846"] IL-33 regulates the ability of the immune cells (green) to clear toxic amyloid plaques (red) in the brains…

Scientists just beginning to understand autistic adults’ unique…

[caption id="attachment_15201" align="alignnone" width="775"] The researchers found that individuals with ASD had increased risks of developing several health complications, including various cardiovascular issues, hypothyroidism, and other neurological issues. PHOTO COURTESY OF UNSPLASH.COM[/caption] In the 1990s,…

Social context matters in spread of disease

Rice University study of fruit flies shows sex composition of group alters disease transmission [caption id="attachment_15176" align="alignnone" width="806"] Fruit flies marked with dots of paint in a Rice University lab were used to measure how…