Mar 5, 2016

Experiments show link between Zika and fetal brain damage

Scientists on Friday said they had found the first evidence of a biological link between the Zika virus sweeping Latin America and microcephaly, a severe deformation of the brain among newborns. Laboratory tests found that the virus targeted key cells involved in brain development ...

Feb 24, 2016

Target for breaking defenses of 'superbugs' discovered

Scientists in Britain have found how drug-resistant bacteria build and maintain a defensive wall — a discovery that paves the way for the development of drugs to break through the barrier and kill the often-deadly “superbugs.” In recent decades, bacteria resistant to multiple drugs, ...

Feb 11, 2016

Zika research to be published rapidly, and for free: statement

Top research institutions, funders and publishers said Wednesday they would make all scientific findings on the Zika virus assailing Latin America available speedily, and for free. A statement signed by the journals Nature, Science and The Lancet, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, France’s Institut ...

Feb 10, 2016

China confirms first case of Zika virus

China has confirmed its first case of the Zika virus in a man who had recently travelled to South America, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The virus, which is causing international alarm after spreading through much of the Americas, was detected in a ...

Feb 9, 2016

Australian scientists offer new hope for paraplegics

Australian researchers have created a “bionic spinal cord” they said Tuesday could give paralyzed people hope of walking again through the power of thought, without resorting to open brain surgery. The system would use a device the size of a paperclip implanted in a ...