Research by University of South Florida (USF) biologists and colleagues show that having an abundance and diversity of predators - such as dragonflies, damselflies, and aquatic bugs - to eat parasites is good for the health of amphibians, a group of Continue reading →
Most people have taken an antibiotic to treat a bacterial infection.
Now researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of San Diego, La Jolla, reveal that the way we often think about antibiotics - as straightforward killing machines - needs to be revised.
The research not only adds a new dimension to how we treat infections, but also might change our understanding of why bacteria produce antibiotics in the first place. Continue reading →
Lyme disease, transmitted by a bite from a tick infected by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria, had long been considered easy to treat, usually requiring a single doctor’s visit and a few weeks of antibiotics for most people.
But new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health revealed Continue reading →
How does insulin resistance happen among those with type 2 diabetes?
Yale researcher have identified the molecular mechanism by which insulin normally inhibits production of glucose by the liver and why this process stops working in patients with type 2 diabetes, leading to hyperglycemia. Continue reading →