Saturday, 24 November 2012

Did you know that...

Yersinia pestis, the etiological agent of plague, is highly virulent and has acquired an ability to transmit among hosts via fleabite. See it in Horizonpress

When a working group from the National Institutes of Health issued a long-awaited report in June on securing the future of the biomedical workforce, one of its most important recommendations was to establish many more positions in research labs for career staff scientists. See it on Sciencemag

One of the newest drugs in the fight against malaria has its modern origins in the Vietnam war – but its true origins are thousands of years ago. Find out about artemisinin in the Chemistry World Blog

There is a need for the creation of biosensors, which can sit in the bacteria without killing them and tell us what they are doing with their nutrients in whatever situation they find themselves. See it in Memoirs of a Defective Brain

Six systematic reviews and meta-analyses of 25 randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the use of phytoestrogens for the treatment of the climacteric syndrome were identified. See it in

Two separate genetic "signatures" for aggressive prostate cancer have been identified by researchers, who said the findings could one day help improve patient treatment and outcomes. See it on

In countries around the world, doctoral education, especially in science, engineering, and technology, is growing rapidly, with many countries looking to international collaboration as a means of enhancing their research capacity. See it on Science

Image taken from Encyclopaedia Britannica, [], last access on the 24th of November 2012.

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