Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Innovative blood test based on infrared light

The molecular composition of the blood provides information regarding one's state of health, and may be compared to an individual fingerprint. In principle, changes in the constituents of blood can serve as early signs of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ebola cases climb to 100 in latest DR Congo outbreak

One hundred cases of Ebola have been recorded in DR Congo's northwest in less than three months, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday as it warned the response to the epidemic is underfunded.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Outsmarting a virus

Viruses are sneaky little pathogens that can wreak havoc on the human body before our immune system knows how to destroy them. Armed with machine learning tools, we can outsmart them by speeding up the process of developing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Japan launches human trial of new Ebola vaccine

Japanese scientists will begin the country's first human trial for a new vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus this month, they said Friday.

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Marathoners, take your marks... and fluid and salt!

Legend states that after the Greek army defeated the invading Persian forces near the city of Marathon in 490 B.C.E., the courier Pheidippides ran to Athens to report the victory and then immediately dropped dead. The story—and ...

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Bodily fluid

Bodily fluids are liquids that are inside the bodies of animals. They include fluids that are excreted or secreted from the body as well as body water that normally is not.

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