Pigs with edited genes show resistance to costly virus

Feb 24, 2017

Pigs with edited genes show resistance to costly virus

A novel but controversial technique known as gene editing has produced pigs that could be resilient to an often fatal virus that costs European farmers $1.6 billion per year, researchers said Thursday. The process involves cutting out a small section of the pigs’ DNA ...

Feb 23, 2017

First drug-resistant malaria parasite detected in Africa

For the first time in Africa, a malaria parasite has been found to be partially resistant to the top anti-malaria drug, artemisinin, researchers said Wednesday, raising concern about efforts to fight a disease that sickens hundreds of millions of people each year. The discovery ...

Vitamin D can protect against colds, flu: study claims

Feb 16, 2017

Vitamin D can protect against colds, flu: study claims

Taking extra vitamin D can protect against colds, flu and other respiratory infections, says a study that has reopened a debate on the usefulness of over-the-counter supplements. A review of 25 clinical trials in 14 countries, some with conflicting results, yielded “the first definitive ...