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Most Countries Lagging on Health SDGs

Singapore leads the 188 countries while Afghanistan comes in last in meeting health-related Sustainable Development Goals.

Pregnancy Complications Linked To Heart Disease Risk In Offspring

Children whose mothers experienced pregnancy complications were almost three times more likely to develop heart disease.

Dengue-Destroying Bacteria Can’t Take The Heat

A strain of Wolbachia bacteria being used for dengue control efforts around the world has turned out to be sensitive to high temperatures.

LEGO-Inspired Nanoparticles Make Manipulation Easy

The nanoscale LEGO-like building blocks have potential applications in drug delivery, chemical sensing and energy storage.

How Would You Solve A Knapsack Problem? Computers Want To Know

Learning how people solve problems over a range of difficulties may be crucial to making computers think more like humans.

New Australia-China Cancer Research Center In Jiangsu, China

The joint Australia-China cancer research center in Jiangsu, China will focus on cancer, inflammation and infectious disease.

‘Smashing’ Buckyballs With Light Makes A Whole New Crystal

For the first time, X-ray light has effectively created a new type of crystal phase for crystals called buckyballs, according to a new study.

Scientists Discover T Cells That Play Hide-And-Seek With HIV

Viruses like HIV can conceal themselves from the immune system, but a specialized type of killer T cell can seek out their hiding spots, a study shows.

Legions Of Immune Cells In The Lung Keep Legionella At Bay

Monocyte-derived cells, which are part of the immune system, have been found to play a significant role in fighting off the bacterium that causes Legionnaire’s disease.

A Bearded Dragon Displays Its True Colors On Its Neck Or Back

Bearded dragons are able to partition color change to specific body parts, depending on whether they are responding to temperature or communicating with other lizards.