Breakthrough reported in treating peanut allergy

/ Aug 17, 2017

Breakthrough reported in treating peanut allergy

Australian researchers have reported a major breakthrough in the relief of deadly peanut allergy with the discovery of a long-lasting treatment they say offers hope that a cure will soon be possible. In clinical trials conducted by scientists at Melbourne's Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, children ...

Contaminated eggs from Europe found in Hong Kong

Aug 12, 2017

Contaminated eggs from Europe found in Hong Kong

A scandal involving eggs contaminated with insecticide spread to 15 EU countries, Switzerland and as far away as Hong Kong on Friday as the European Commission called for a special meeting on the growing crisis. Ministers and food safety chiefs from around the European Union ...

/ Aug 11, 2017

Pig organs made safer as potential human transplants

Scientists at a Massachusetts company seeking to make pig organs safe enough to be transplanted into humans have used gene-editing technology to clone piglets that lack a potentially dangerous retrovirus, according to a study released Thursday. The breakthrough, according to authors of the study published ...

Singapore scientists create probiotic beer

/ Jul 28, 2017

Singapore scientists create probiotic beer

Researchers in Singapore have brewed up a beer containing probiotic bacteria that can improve gut health and boost the immune system. Food researcher Alcine Chan, 23, experimented for almost a year with a recipe of malt, alcohol, hops and a strain of probiotic bacteria until ...

Small sea sponge holds big promise against pancreatic cancer

/ Jul 27, 2017

Small sea sponge holds big promise against pancreatic cancer

A small dull-green sponge discovered in dark, icy waters of the Pacific off Alaska could be the first effective weapon against pancreatic cancer, researchers said Wednesday. Pancreatic cancer, with particularly aggressive tumors, is notoriously difficult to treat. "One would never have imagined, looking at this sponge, ...

Sperm counts falling sharply in West

/ Jul 27, 2017

Sperm counts falling sharply in West

Sperm counts in men from America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand have dropped by more than 50 percent in less than 40 years, researchers said on Tuesday. They also said the rate of decline is not slowing. Both findings — in a meta-analysis bringing together ...