Epilepsy-related deaths common in young adults and are not reducing, new research shows

The research found that mortality rates for epilepsy-related deaths did not decrease between 2009 (6.8 per 100,000) and 2015 (9.1 per 100,000), despite advances in treatment during this time Credit: EAN

Sleep-wake disturbances can predict recurrent events in stroke survivors

Credit: EAN (Vienna, Sunday, 24 May, 2020) Stroke survivors suffering from the burden of combined sleep-wake disturbances are more likely to have another stroke or serious cardio-...

Agricultural Biotechnology market worldwide is projected to grow by US$32 Billion – GlobeNewswire

New York, May 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Global Agricultural Biotechnology Industry" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p04838495/?utm_source=GNWPoised to reach over US$25.2 Billion by the year 2025, Molecular Diagnostics will bring...

First COVID-19 vaccine found to be safe, able to generate rapid immune response in...

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 22 2020 The first COVID-19 vaccine to reach phase 1 clinical trial has been found to be safe, well-tolerated, and able to generate an immune response against SARS-CoV-2 in humans,...

Scientists identify a temperature tipping point for tropical forests

Credit: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute photo All living things have tipping points: points of no return, beyond which they cannot thrive. A new report in Science shows that maximum daily temperatures above 32.2 degrees Celsius...

Phase II Fail Ends Swiss-US Drug for Rare Kidney Disease

An initially promising drug has failed to show benefits in a phase II trial for the rare kidney disease focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), prompting the US biotech ChemoCentryx and its Swiss collaborator Vifor Pharma...

African nations warm to crop biotechnology for potential food security gains – Genetic Literacy...

Though only a few African countries are now growing genetically modified (GM) crops commercially, governments across the continent are increasingly recognizing the crucial role that biotechnology can play in improving food security. In response, African...

Computational immunology paves the way for SARS-CoV-2 peptide cocktail vaccine candidate

By employing an immunoinformatics approach, a new study available on the preprint server bioRxiv* shows how the combination of peptides designed from severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) nucleocapsid phosphoprotein and spike glycoprotein...

UVA, Peking Univ. and Cal Tech team achieves broadest microcomb spectral span on record

With greater freedom to design photonic devices, researchers can accelerate optics and photonics research Credit: Xu Yi Charlottesville, Va. – Xu Yi, assistant professor of electrical and computer...

Saving Science by Saving Mice

As labs worldwide halt research, a Jackson Laboratory team is reaching out to help. Rob Taft’s job is saving lab mouse strains. As senior services program manager at The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), Taft ensures that...