Measles cases rose nearly four-fold in first quarter 2019: WHO

The variety of measles cases around the world almost quadrupled in the very first quarter of 2019 to 112,163 versus the very same duration in 2015, the World Health Company (WHO) stated on Monday, pointing out provisionary information. An illustration supplies a 3D visual representation of a spherical-shaped, measles infection particle studded with glycoprotein tubercles … Read more

First birth after robot-assisted uterus transplant

Baby boy born at Sahlgrenska, Sweden, April 8th, after uterus transplant. Credit: Photo by Lennart Wiman A boy 48 centimeters long, weighing 2900 grams, is the first baby born after the technological shift in Gothenburg’s world-leading research on uterine transplantation. The birth, with the planned cesarean delivery (C-section), took place on Monday April 8th and … Read more

Bruker announces innovative UHF magnet technology for high-resolution NMR in structural biology

At the 60th Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference (ENC, www.enc-conference.org ), Bruker announced today a breakthrough in ultra-high field (UHF) high-resolution NMR spectroscopy applied to structural biology and the study of functional intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs).  UHF NMR is complementary to other structural biology methods like X-ray crystallography or cryo-EM by providing structurally-resolved molecular dynamics, … Read more

Identifying the grass pollen that gets up your nose: First results of a major three-year project to analyze airborne grass pollen

Scientists could be a step closer to providing more precise pollen forecasts to the 25% of the UK population who live with either asthma or hay fever. This follows the first results of a major three-year project to analyse airborne grass pollen. The first year’s findings, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, have shown that … Read more

Up to 1 in 13 boys in US have sex before adolescence

While it’s possible that as many as one in 13 boys in the U.S. have sex before reaching their teens, the chance that they will do this varies widely depending on where they live, a study suggests. Researchers examined data from two nationwide surveys – one with almost 20,000 male high school students and another … Read more

High rate of sex before age 13 among boys from metropolitan areas

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Using information from two national surveys, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Guttmacher Institute have found that in some metropolitan areas, more than a quarter of young, African American men reported having sexual intercourse before age 13, and for about 45 percent of them, the sex was either unwanted or … Read more

Harvard professor combines coding with community

Coding for a cause Professor Jelani Nelson founded AddisCoder, a program that teaches students in Ethiopia how to code. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer Professor Jelani Nelson shows young Ethiopians the opportunities of technology When he was just 4 years old, Jelani Nelson got his first taste of what computers could do, and it came in … Read more

First case of person without the protein needed to transport vitamin D identified

Dr. Julien Marcadier, MD, a clinical assistant professor in the departments of medical genetics and paediatrics at the Cumming School of Medicine and senior author of the paper. Photo by Kelly Johnston, Cumming School of Medicine. Research identifying the first case of a person living without the protein needed to bind and transport vitamin D … Read more

Quitting smoking may reduce risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Quitting smoking may reduce risk of rheumatoid arthritis Credit: Pixabay Studies say stopping can delay or even prevent the most severe form of ailment Smoking is an important risk factor for developing the most common form of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other inflammatory diseases, but a critical question remains: Can people who quit smoking delay … Read more

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