Sep 2, 2015

Most Americans' hearts are older than their actual years

Three out of four Americans’ hearts are older than their chronological age, raising the risk of heart disease, stroke and premature death, officials said Tuesday. An online tool at www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/heartage.htm can help people determine how old their heart is, based on factors like weight, ...

Research on brain disorders leads to superclever mice

Aug 15, 2015

Research on brain disorders leads to superclever mice

Scientists have genetically modified mice to be super intelligent and found they are also less anxious, a discovery that may help in the search for treatments for disorders such as Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Researchers from Britain and Canada found ...

Breakthrough in quest for Ebola vaccine

Aug 1, 2015

Breakthrough in quest for Ebola vaccine

An Ebola test vaccine provided blanket protection in a field trial in Guinea, researchers said Friday, possibly heralding “the beginning of the end” for the devastating West African outbreak that has killed thousands. The serum was 100 percent effective after a week in the ...

Vaccine for MERS shows promise in animal tests

Jul 29, 2015

Vaccine for MERS shows promise in animal tests

Researchers in the United States trying to develop a vaccine against the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) virus say they have had early signs of success in animal experiments. Using a two-step approach in mice and rhesus macaques, scientists at the vaccine research ...