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A special delivery for malaria-transmitting mosquitoes

Infected female Anopheles mosquitoes deliver malaria parasites to hundreds of millions of people worldwide, killing nearly half a million people every year. In the past two decades, we have successfully decreased the global malaria burden by half thanks to chemical insecticides, which are sprayed in... click to read more

  • Etienne Bilgo | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé/Centre Muraz, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
  • Brian Lovett | PhD student at Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, Maryland, USA
Views 2060
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 18, 2019
Sleep or die: how good sleep decreases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Various temptations surround our modern life. If you like digital gadgets, you may quickly lose track of time by watching series on Netflix or chatting with friends on Facebook. Then, you may continue using your phone in bed and fall asleep later than expected. But,... click to read more

  • Akira Ohkubo | PhD student at Department of Cell Biology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 1118
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 23, 2019
High-temperature tea and esophageal cancer

Billions of people start their day by drinking hot beverages, such as tea, coffee, or mate (a commonly used infusion in South America), and many enjoy drinking them throughout the day as well. However, drinking very hot beverages might not be entirely safe, as earlier studies... click to read more

  • Farhad Islami | Scientific Director at Surveillance and Health Services Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, United States; Digestive Oncology Research Center, Digestive Diseases Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Farin Kamangar | Professor at Department of Biology, School of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, Morgan State University, Baltimore, USA; Digestive Oncology Research Center, Digestive Diseases Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Reza Malekzadeh | Professor at Digestive Oncology Research Center, Digestive Disease Research Center, Liver and Pancreatobiliary Diseases Research Center, Digestive Diseases Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Views 1601
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 1, 2019
Unexpectedly stalled: the dynamics of brain blood flow in Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's disease is characterized by a progressive loss of memory and cognitive function, and although much is known about the underlying mechanisms that contribute to this brain dysfunction, no effective therapies exist. It has been known for decades that blood flow to the brain is... click to read more

  • Oliver Bracko | Research Associate at Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Nozomi Nishimura | Associate Professor at Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Chris B. Schaffer | Associate Professor at Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Views 1465
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 19, 2019
Blood-eating cells: a defense or a threat?

Anemia, a term you may have come across in an internet search or while donating blood at your local blood bank, is a condition in which you don't have enough healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells are important to deliver oxygen to your body,... click to read more

  • Holly Akilesh | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, Seattle, USA
  • Hayley Waterman | PhD Student at University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • Jessica Hamerman | Professor at University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Views 1805
Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 21, 2019