Scientists issue fresh warning on next global pandemic- Disease X
The WHO had in March this year added a mysterious, yet-to-exist new malady to its list of nine diseases that may cause a worldwide epidemic. [ad]
Have scientists found elixir of life?
An enzyme thought to halt ageing in plants, animals and humans has finally been decoded by scientists after a 20-year plight. Unravelling the structure of the complex enzyme, called telomerase, could lead to drugs that slow or block the ageing process, along with new treatments for cancer, they reported in the journal Nature. Elated scientists…
Scientists advance cleaning up crude oil of spills with bacteria, mushrooms
Petrochemical or crude oil spillage in oil rich Niger-Delta Region of Nigeria has been linked to greater risk of developing different types of cancer, congenital heart defects among other ill effects due to exposure of the inhabitants to toxic pollutants. Until now, there have been several efforts and promises by the Federal Government and oil…
Overlooked 'Organ' Could Play Role In Cancer Spread
Thanks to a laser-equipped mini-microscope developed by a French start-up, scientists have discovered a previously undetected feature of the human anatomy that could help explain why some cancers spread so quickly. Nobody was looking for the interstitium, as the new quasi-organ is called, because no one knew it was there, at least not in complex…
Scientist develops keyboards in Nigerian languages
A scientist has developed linguascript keyboards that could text and type in Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba languages to ensure Nigerian languages don’t go into extinction. The author of the project, Nnenna Nwosu, who is a senior lecturer at the Federal University of Ndufu-Alieke Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State, explained that the plug and play keyboards…
Scientists restore visual function with gene editing technique
Using the gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health, with colleagues in China, have reprogrammed mutated rod photoreceptors to become functioning cone photoreceptors....
Scientists warn pandemics, climate change, others could wipe out world
It is a scene that sparks fear into us all - a catastrophic event occurs, wiping all human life off of the planet.But experts have warned that it is a terrifying prospect that could soon become a reality.
Scientists plan first human gene-editing trial next month
Scientists have achieved two major breakthroughs with the plan to conduct the first-ever human gene-editing trial next month to treat cancer and to stop asthma by turning off the gene controlling coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.
Our cosmic ray connection - Part 1
Scientists call them “cosmic rays”. But these “bullets of radiation” are really connecting cables, carriers of information and physical influence, from cosmic cataclysms dated billions of years back.
Scientists get closer to HIV cure
Scientists have recorded giant strides in the search of cure for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).