Category Archives: Health

Detecting disease in a single breath [Asia Research News 2018 feature]

Innovative nanosensors improve detection of disease biomarkers in exhaled breath. Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed nanosensors that rapidly analyse the components of…

Very long-chain lipids could help prevent dry eye disease

Very long-chain lipids in the most superficial layer of the tear film cause severe dry eye disease when they were shortened in mice – a result that could help develop…

Ebola virus exploits host enzyme for efficient entry to target cells

Researchers have identified a key process that enables the Ebola virus to infect host cells, providing a novel target for developing antiviral drugs. The deadly Ebola virus incorporates a cellular…

Fantastic frozen fascination: UW-Madison stages one-of-a-kind ice cream workshop

As a dozen “students” of all ages buzz around a pilot plant at Babcock Hall on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, drips of vanilla or chocolate ice cream ooze from…

As influenza looms, Madison firm advances human trials of revolutionary vaccine

Amid predictions that this year’s flu vaccine will offer limited protection, medical researchers are renewing their focus on a universal flu vaccine. A universal flu vaccine would offer more broad…

Presurgical imaging may predict whether epilepsy surgery will work

Rice University statisticians show integrative analysis can predict risk of postoperative seizures HOUSTON – Surgery to remove a part of the brain to give relief to patients with epilepsy doesn’t…