Stanford scientists resurrect an abandoned drug and find it effective against two human viruses

  Colleges are the champions of medical research as a discarded drug from GlaxoSmithKline is being resurrected and revised to potentially help human cells fight off viruses like Ebola, dengue, Zika, and many others. Instead of fighting the virus head-on, a group at Stanford decided to tackle the problem from a different perspective by helping the body…

Dealing with Tragedy

  Although you may be limiting your children’s exposure to media coverage of the shootings in Paris, it is possible your children may still be exposed to the information via other school kids and media. If your children are feeling anxious from these events, it is important to reassure children that they are safe, try to…

The Kiss of Death

“We slept in the village, it is a small place, 5 leagues South of Mendoza, & is the S. limit of the fertile territory of that Province. At night I experienced an attack, & it deserves no less a name, of the Benchuca, the great black bug of the Pampas.1 It is most disgusting to feel…

Mapping Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA, is the code for designing our bodies. With that in mind, researchers were able to determine the risk of ovarian or breast cancer based on the mutation type, function, and nucleotide position on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene as risks varied by the type and location of BRCA1&2 mutations. Researchers believe this data…

Zanzibar’s Malaria Hunter

ARVE On the Islands of Zanzibar lurks a deadly predator. It multiplies in puddles, squeezes through holes of bed nets, and carries a deadly disease that kills more than a 1,000 children each day, most of them located in sub-Saharan Africa. …But one mom armed with a bike, a tablet and a mobile phone is…

‘Bath Salts’ Not Widespread in U.S. High Schools, Survey Finds: but nearly one in five teens who try it are regular users

One-third of those who had tried bath salts said they used them only once or twice, which suggests that experimentation is the most common type of use. However, 18 percent of bath salts users said they used the drugs 40 or more times in the last year. Bath salts are synthetic amphetamine-like stimulants that have…