Despite lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL), known as “bad” cholesterol, while markedly increasing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good” cholesterol, a large clinical trial to investigate the cholesterol drug evacetrapib was discontinued early after a..
We now live in a world in which more people are obese than underweight, major global analysis reveals
In the past 40 years, there has been a startling increase in the number of obese people worldwide–rising from 105 million in 1975 to 641 million in 2014, according to the most comprehensive analysis of..
This visual abstract depicts how viruses undergo repeated tissue associated bottlenecks during systemic mosquito infection, and the recovery genetic diversity is species dependent. These cycles, along with weak purifying selection, are responsible for the fitness..
A representation of the surface of the Zika virus is shown. A team led by Purdue University researchers is the first to determine the structure of the Zika virus, which reveals insights critical to the..
According to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the vast majority of searches pertained to e-cigarette shopping, while few related to cessation or vaping health Electronic cigarettes have significantly increased in..
A study led by Olli Vapalahti, professor of zoonotic virology at the University of Helsinki, Finland, has found that small amounts of genetic material from the Zika virus can be detected from a blood sample..
A study published this week in the journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution reveals a new hypothesis on the evolution of hundreds of species of malaria — including the form that is deadly to humans. Extensive testing of..
New research shows patients with a history of chest discomfort due to coronary artery disease — a build up of plaque in the heart’s arteries — who are subsequently diagnosed with depression are much more..
An international team of researchers lead by the University of Granada (UGR) has demonstrated, for the first time, that depression is more than a mental disorder: it causes important alterations of the oxidative stress, so..
Thirdhand smoke (THS) results when exhaled smoke gets on surfaces — clothing, hair, homes and cars. THS has been shown, in mice, to damage the liver and lungs, complicate wound-healing and cause hyperactivity. Add to..