Scientists engineer one protein to fight cancer and regenerate neurons

Our lungs, bones, blood vessels and other major organs are made up of cells, and one way our bodies keep us healthy is by using protein messengers known as ligands that bind to receptors on the surfaces of cells to regulate our biological processes. When those messages get garbled, it can make us ill with a host of different diseases. Now a team led by … Continue reading Scientists engineer one protein to fight cancer and regenerate neurons

How the brain controls our speech

Speaking requires both sides of the brain. Each hemisphere takes over a part of the complex task of forming sounds, modulating the voice and monitoring what has been said. However, the distribution of tasks is different than has been thought up to now, as an interdisciplinary team of neuroscientists and phoneticians at Goethe University Frankfurt and the Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics Berlin has discovered: it is … Continue reading How the brain controls our speech

Some of the strangest phobias someone can have

A phobia is an extreme fear of something or a situation. Common symptoms of a phobia are anxiety and panic when you come into contact with the cause of your phobia. Treatments for phobias include talking therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, and sometimes medicines. In the article bellow we will present you some of the strangest phobias someone can have. Ergophobia Ergophobia, ergasiophobia or … Continue reading Some of the strangest phobias someone can have

Princeton team develops ‘poisoned arrow’ to defeat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Poison is lethal all on its own — as are arrows — but their combination is greater than the sum of their parts. A weapon that simultaneously attacks from within and without can take down even the strongest opponents, from E. coli to MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus). A team of Princeton researchers reported today in the journal Cell that they have found a compound, … Continue reading Princeton team develops ‘poisoned arrow’ to defeat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Understanding the Obesity Epidemic and how to treat it

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health. It is defined by body mass index (BMI) and further evaluated in terms of fat distribution via the waist-hip ratio and total cardiovascular risk factors. Obesity is generally caused by eating too much and moving too little. If you consume high … Continue reading Understanding the Obesity Epidemic and how to treat it