A drug that inhibits the molecule known as prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) increased survival rates in mice infected with a lethal dose of the H1N1 flu virus.
Researchers have sequenced the entire genome and all the RNA products of the most important pathogenic lineage of Cryptococcus neoformans, a strain called H99 — a fungus responsible for a million cases of pneumonia and meningitis every year.
Large, graphic health warnings on tobacco packets in China would increase awareness about the harms of smoking, help to cut smoking rates, and in doing so save lives according to global studies.
New animal research highlights the important role sleep plays in strengthening and maintaining the accuracy of a memory and hints at why the brain shuts out sensory information during periods of deep sleep.
The USGS and CDC have found antibodies for the 2009 H1N1 flu virus in blood samples from 70% of the sea otters studied
The discovery could lead to new therapies and better diagnostics, resulting in fewer hospitalizations of children with respiratory syncytial virus, the most common cause of admission in children under the age of 1.
A 3-D laboratory method has been developed to test asthma and allergy medications that could reduce the need to test the drugs on animals.
Two cell surface receptors might be responsible for the most common form of lung cancer spreading to other parts of the body, according to a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).
A rare genetic disease, while depleting patients of infection-fighting antibodies, may actually protect them from certain severe or recurrent viral infections, according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea is independently associated with an increased risk of stroke, cancer and death, according to study results published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.