World Health Organization officials reported today that hospitals in the United Arab Emirates experienced breaches in infection control measures, thus worsening the current MERS virus outbreak by infecting over 60 additional people.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers suffered by men. Doctors and scientists have been working to identify early detection methods for the cancer before it becomes life threatening, and new research may have found a way to do so.
About a year ago, President Obama announced the “launch” of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. The National Institutes of Health approved an agenda and new funding plan on Thursday.
Fabien Cousteau is the grandson of the famed underwater explorer, Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Fabien plans to spend the month of June 63 feet beneath the ocean’s surface near Key Largo, Florida in the world’s only underwater marine lab.
Foreign mosquito-borne illnesses have reached Florida: Dengue fever has infected 24 people and the chikungunya virus has sickened 18 people. The Florida Department of Health said that all of those infected traveled to the Caribbean or South America.
As of late, gray wolves keep roaming from Oregon into northern California, posing a tough decision for legislators. The gray wolf is an endangered species and is protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act, but restrictions vary from state to state.
Xiaofang Wang is continuing his extensive studies in the world of stem cell research. He is now looking to utilize stem cells to treat MS patients.
Researchers are still analyzing lunar material that the Apollo astronauts brought back decades ago. A piece of lunar rock has led researchers to discover that the moon was caused by a collision between Earth and a foreign planet.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded the fourth death in the United States from mad cow disease following an autopsy from the Texas man who died in May. The disease has killed 177 people in the UK since 1996.
What was once strong speculation is now confirmed thanks to a DNA test. The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) can be passed directly from camels to humans, which is how the virus is believed to have began.
We typically think of drones being used for modern warfare, but they also possess the ability to perform practical tasks. Researchers at the University of Illinois believe that drones can be efficiently utilized to help farmers document their crop progress.
In 1989, 10% of fathers were a stay-at-home parent. Today that number has jumped to 16%, and many believe that social and economic factors play a big role in the growing trend. The Pew Research Center conducted a study on the topic.