Category Archives: Research

25Sep/17

Our sleep patterns inherited from hunter-gatherers, says study

A study of a remote Africa tribe wearing actigraphs suggests for the first time that a 50-year-old theory on animal sleep patterns applies to humans, as Jim Drury reports. Continue reading

18Sep/17

MIT develops tech that can pack several vaccine doses into one injection

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a drug delivery method that packs multiple doses in a single injection, and could soon make multi-shot vaccines a thing of the past. Continue reading

14Aug/17

Study claims shooter games can harm the brain

A new study by the University of Montreal has found that different types of games can impact the human brain both positively and negatively. Continue reading

26Jul/17

Male fertility drops 50 percent in four decades – report

An analysis of 185 studies appears to confirm sperm counts in men from North America, Europe and Australia have dropped by more than 50 percent in less than 40 years, with no sign of abating. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading

26Jul/17

99% of NFL players in brain study suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy

A recent study finds that 99% of professional NFL football players have a brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Continue reading

08May/17

Global warming could unleash ancient viruses in permafrost

Scientists warn that climate change is melting permafrost soils which may lead to the release of ancient viruses and bacterium. Continue reading

19Dec/16

Cells that refuse to die may spread cancer despite chemotherapy

Cells that undergo a near-death experience but refuse to die could be responsible for helping cancer spread in the body.
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22Nov/16

Scientists edit genome to cure sickle cell anemia

Researchers have proven that a new gene editing technique could pave the way towards a cure for sickle cell disease. The disease affects about 5 million people globally. About 75 percent of cases occur in Africa where at least 200,000 children are born with the disease every year.
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21Nov/16

Bill Gates works with Swiss perfume company to make toilets smell better

Bill Gates has partnered with a perfume company in Switzerland in an effort to find a way to get rid of the repulsive smell of toilets. The project is aimed at encouraging people in the developing world to use toilets rather than defecate in open areas.
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09Aug/16

Mosquito “magnet”: Why pests might be picking on you

RACINE, Wis., Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — During “mosquito season,” which in the continental U.S. lasts typically from late spring to early fall, when mosquito activity is highest, it may seem like mosquitoes are drawn to some people more than to others. Speculations about the potential causes of this “mosquito affinity” range from differences in blood types, hormones, skin care products or diets we follow.
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