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Hold the Olive Oil
Two structurally unrelated anti-inflammatory compounds found in extra virgin olive oil and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) activate a receptor known as TRPA1, which can produce cough.
Lucky Number 53
Chemical compounds from a Japanese plant are being harnessed and tested for their potential HIV-inhibiting powers, according to a study by the Scripps Research Institute.
Ebola Virus Takes a Molecular Hit
A team of researchers at the University of Chicago have uncovered a batch of molecules that bind to the outer shell of the ebola virus, a deadly and incurable disease.
AHA to D.C.: Take It to Heart
The American Heart Association (AHA) has published a statement outlining the important role of advocacy in maintaing heart health during times of economic hardship.
Killer Paper with a Silver Lining
Scientists have developed a new material that fights the bacteria that is responsible for food-borne illness. This is good news considering last years spate of food-borne illness scares.
The Critical Interim
Scientists have created an antibody to remove the Hepatitis C virus from the bloodstream during liver transplant surgery in an effort to prevent re-infection of the organ, a problem that occurs in most cases.
Down and Out Without B12
About 1 in 1,000 Americans (and 15 percent of elderly people) are deficient in vitamin B12, an essential nutrient needed to produce red blood cells and DNA, which help keep the nervous system in check.
Math + Biology = World - Malaria
Mathematical models are proving to be effective in the fight against malaria, a parasitic disease that currently claims around one million lives every year.
Following Up on Melanoma
A follow-up program designed for patients at high risk of developing melanoma has been found to improve early-detection rates and prognoses.
Are You a Candidate for Refractive Eye Surgery?
Patients who wish to undergo elective refractive eye surgery must meet a number of criteria before they can be considered for the procedure.