Ebola Virus Family is 16 to 23 Million Years Old (October 27, 2014): Scientists say the ebola virus family, called filovirus, is at least 16 to 23 million years old.
CDC Anthrax Scare Blamed on Breach of Protocol (June 21, 2014): CDC is blaming its anthrax mishap on a breach of protocol. The breach may have exposed 84 CDC workers to live anthrax bacteria.
Parasite Egg Found in 6,200-Year Old Grave Suggests Ancient Irrigation Systems Spread Disease (June 20, 2014): The egg of a flatworm parasite found in a 6,200-year-old grave suggests ancient irrigation systems may have helped spread disease.
Tick Preserved in Ancient Amber Reveals That Lyme Disease is Older Than Humans (May 30, 2014): Spirochetes found in a tick preserved in 15 million year old amber reveals that lyme disease has been around since before humans arrived.
Walking Doesn't Impair Thinking Ability Say University of Michigan Researchers (May 11, 2014): University of Michigan researchers find that walking doesn't impair thinking in a study using treadmills and the Brooks spatial working memory task.
Exploding Head Syndrome is a Real Sleep Disorder (May 6, 2014): Exploding head syndrome is a real sleep disorder says Washington State University researcher.
Young Blood Recharges Old Mice Brains Say Stanford Researchers (May 5, 2014): Stanford researchers have found that young blood can restore mental capabilities in old mice. The circulatory systems of mice were connected in the study.
Researchers Find Amoebas That Nibble Human Cells to Death (April 28, 2014): Researchers find parasites that nibble human cells to death.
Study Finds Surface Area of Human Digestive Tract is 30 to 40 Square Meters (April 27, 2014): A new study has found that the surface area of the human digestive tract is about 30 to 40 square meters, much less than previously thought.
Scientists Grow Human Skin Layer in the Lab (April 25, 2014): Scientists have grown the first lab-grown epidermis. The skin layer, grown from human stem cells, could help replace animals in drug and cosmetics testings.
Scientists Sequence Genetic Code of the Tsetse Fly (April 24, 2014): The genetic code of the tsetse fly has been sequenced. The fly gives birth to live young and is the sold transmitter of sleeping sickness.
Silly Putty Ingredient Could Advance Stem Cell Therapies Say Scientists (April 18, 2014): Scientists at the University of Michigan say an ingredient in Silly Putty could help advance stem cell therapies.
Lab-Grown Vaginas Implanted in Humans for the First Time (April 12, 2014): Lab-grown vaginas were implanted in patients for the first time report scientists at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centerís Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
Scientists Say Coughs and Sneezes Stay Airborne for Long Distances (April 12, 2014): MIT researchers has found that coughs and sneezes have gas clouds that keep them airborne for long distances.
StemRad Develops Radiation Belt to Help First Responders in Nuclear Emergency (April 7, 2014): StemRad has developed a wearable radiation belt that can help protect the bone marrow of first responders in a nuclear emergency.