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Reducing Population No Environmental “Quick Fix”

Reducing Population No Environmental “Quick Fix”

Even with stringent fertility restrictions or a catastrophic event, the world population is expected to increase by five to ten billion more people by 2100.

Separating The Infected From The Vaccinated

Separating The Infected From The Vaccinated

A newly developed diagnostic test is able to differentiate which birds have been vaccinated for bird flu and which are currently infected.

30 Min Of Exercise Enough To Benefit Brain

30 Min Of Exercise Enough To Benefit Brain

Just one thirty minute exercise session is sufficient to trigger brain changes that boost memory, research shows.

The Hidden Benefits Of Exercise During Pregnancy

The Hidden Benefits Of Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise during pregnancy not only prevents excessive weight gain in mothers, but leads to improved health outcomes for babies.

Tackling Preventable Blindness In SEA

Tackling Preventable Blindness In SEA

Research shows that half of all blindness in Asian children is avoidable, associated with vaccine preventable causes such as measles.

Bacterial Virulence Controlled By ‘Roll Of Dice’

Bacterial Virulence Controlled By ‘Roll Of Dice’

Whether or not a Streptococcus pneumoniae infection is harmful or benign seems to depend on a random, six-phase switch.

Steady Progress For Asian Universities In 2014 THE Rankings

Steady Progress For Asian Universities In 2014 THE Rankings

US and UK universities still dominate the top 10 of the Times Higher Education rankings, but Asian institutions continue to make significant gains.

Immune-Brain Interaction Links Stress To Depression

Immune-Brain Interaction Links Stress To Depression

The immune system, in particular a receptor called TLR4, could form the link between stress and depression.

Balancing Neuropeptides After A Stroke

Balancing Neuropeptides After A Stroke

Selectively blocking neuropeptides such as substance P could improve patient outcomes following a stroke.

Defective Immune System Causes IBS Pain

Defective Immune System Causes IBS Pain

A study shows that pain experienced by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients is linked to the defective production of opioid chemicals by immune cells.