Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 24/11/2011 - 14:59
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 17/11/2011 - 15:13
Potential breakthrough blood test to diagnose Tuberculosis. The IGRA test relies on measuring specific amounts of interferon gamma which are released by sensitised T cells in response to two specific mycobacterial proteins. The advantages of QuantiFERON is that it is not affected by BCG vaccination, can be available within 24 hours, only requires a single patient visit to draw blood and is not subject to bias as in the Mantoux test. Therefore the chance of passing the infection decreases.
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Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 13/10/2011 - 14:31
It has been suspected that there is a strong correlation between Malarial infection and an individual to bacterial infection. However there is yet to be a proof of a direct cause. The bacteria is particullarly associated with Gram-negative bacteria in particular non-typhoidal salmonella infections. The investigation was undertaken in Kenya and Anothony Scott noticed that as malaria admissions decreased, so did hospital admissions with bacteraemia. For more read http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(11)61146-X/fulltext#
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 13/10/2011 - 14:26
Recently, the European particle physics laboratory, CERN released some results from a 3 year experiment, timing how long neutrinos (a type of subatomic particle) take to travel the distance between CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland and Italy’s Gran Sasso National laboratory, Opera where they were detected. On average it appears that they are travelling faster than the speed of light.
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 06/10/2011 - 14:33
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 06/10/2011 - 14:19
Saul Perlmutter, Adam Riess and Brian Schmidt have been awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery that our Universe's expansion is accelerating.The red shift
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 23/06/2011 - 13:29
Pigeons have learnt to distinguish between people that will feed them, and people that will chase them away, therefore maximising their time to eat food and less time is spent searching for food, this is an example of natural selection we can see in our lifetime.
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 23/06/2011 - 13:24
A protein in spinal fluid could be used to predict the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to German researchers.
Patients with high levels of the chemical - soluble amyloid precursor protein beta - were more likely to develop the disease, they found.
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 16/06/2011 - 14:21
The ALPHA exeriment at CERN has managed to trap 300 antiatoms in the CERN Antiproton Decelerator for over 16 minutes, allowing them to be measured, studied, and compared to hydrogen atoms.
“We can keep the antihydrogen atoms trapped for 1000 seconds,” explained ALPHA spokesperson Jeffrey Hangst of Aarhus University. “This is long enough to begin to study them - even with the small number that we can catch so far.”
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 16/06/2011 - 13:46