Science

  • Scientists make giant leap in age-old pursuit of longer, healthier life

    Scientists have found a way to reverse the ageing process, extending the lifespan of mice by 20 per cent and raising the prospect of an anti-ageing treatment for humans within a decade. The discovery has attracted the attention of US space agency #Nasa , which is keen to protect...
  • Epidemiological update: Measles – monitoring European outbreaks

    An ongoing measles outbreak in Romania since February 2016 continuously see increase in number of cases reported despite having implemented, and continuously undertaking, response measures at national level through reinforced vaccination activities. As of 10 March 2017, 3 446 cases had been reported to the National Institute of Public...
  • The Great Lie of American Flood Risk

    MILLIONS OF AMERICANS are living a lie. You might be one of them: The homeowners who live near a flooding California river, the landlords in a slowly subsiding Southern city, or the business operators on a shoreline inundated a Nor’Easter’s storm surge. And all around the country, the federal...
  • New Brunswick commits to HPV vaccine for boys

    WATCH ABOVE: On Tuesday the New Brunswick’s finance minister tabled the 2017-2018 budget increasing health care spending. The government says that also includes expanding their vaccination program to include HPV vaccinations for grade seven boys. Global’s Adrienne South has the details.   The government of New Brunswick is expanding...
  • The Newly Discovered TRAPPIST-1 Star System Was Hiding In Elite: Dangerous All Along

    NASA had some big news this past week. No, it wasn’t aliens. It was the next best thing: the discovery of seven new “Earth-sized exoplanets,” a few of which could be hospitable to life. Now, it turns out that Elite: Dangerous actually predicted the existence of the TRAPPIST-1 star...
  • Diabetes,what is an artificial pancreas device system?

    The pancreas is an organ in the body that secretes several hormones, including insulin and glucagon, as well as digestive enzymes that help break down food. Insulin helps cells in the body take up glucose (sugar) from the blood to use for energy, which lowers blood glucose levels. Glucagon...
  • 5 Interesting Facts to Celebrate Charles Darwin Day

    In celebration of Charles Darwin Day, here are five interesting facts about the father of evolution. 5. Not only was he a medical school dropout, he was a divinity student. Hating the sight of blood and totally bored, Darwin dropped out of medical school. After dropping out of medical...
  • Devastation detectives try to solve dinosaur disappearance

    Below the shimmering turquoise waters of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula lies the scene of a prehistoric mass murder. In a geologic instant, most animal and plant species perished. Drilling through hundreds of meters of rock, investigators have finally reached the footprint left by the accused: Earth’s most notorious space rock...
  • To Build A Viable HIV Vaccine, Start from the Molecule Up

    AN HIV DIAGNOSIS is a nightmare, but it is no longer a death sentence. Someday, vaccines might bat the virus out of your system without you ever knowing you’d been exposed. If successful, such a vaccine would effectively cure AIDS. Someday, maybe. So scientists are working on it. Like...
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