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Apr 6, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study, led by Dr Laura Crotty Alexander of the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and the University of California San Diego, shows that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus exposed to cigarette smoke become even more resistant to killing by the immune system. Scanning electron micrograph of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, yellow. Credit: NIAID. “We already know that smoking cigarettes harms human respiratory...

Mar 3, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Two of the four lineages of HIV-1 viruses have originated in western lowland gorillas, a new study reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy...

Feb 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

In a new study published in the journal Science, tetrandrine – an alkaloid found in Stephania tetrandra (commonly known as stephania root or ‘han...

Jan 9, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of researchers led by Prof Kim Lewis of Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, has discovered a new antibiotic that eliminates Methicillin-resistant...

Oct 27, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a team of scientists headed by Dr Scott Small of Columbia University, flavanols – naturally occurring bioactives found in the cacao...

Oct 15, 2014 by Natali Anderson

Chinese researchers have discovered what they say is the first ‘virological penicillin’ – MIR2911, a molecule found naturally in a Chinese...

Oct 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The Corneal limbus – a region on the front surface of the eye – harbors special stem cells that could treat a range of conditions including...

Aug 20, 2014 by Bhuminder Singh

Dr Juliana Small of the University of Pennsylvania, Drs Raj Kurupati, Xianqyang Zhou and their colleagues from the Wistar Institute have developed a novel...

May 6, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to scientists led by Dr Richard Kramer from the University of California, a chemical ‘photoswitch’ named DENAQ may be a potential drug for...