Health

Research prevents eco-fraud

In recent years, the growing demand for organic food products has led to the faking of food and fraud. Headed by the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, a European research project will now develop methods capable ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Genetic 'barcode' for malaria could help contain outbreaks

A new genetic 'barcode' for malaria parasites has been found which could be used to track and contain the spread of the disease, according to new research led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Medical research

Wild animals allow new insights into the skin microbiome

In recent decades, under the harmful influence of western lifestyles, the diversity of the microbial colonization of the body has decreased significantly. This 'impoverished' microbiome has led to a sharp increase in so-called ...

Genetics

Genealogy and biogeography meet personalized medicine

Biogeographical data is useful in screening for disease risk and drug sensitivity associated with certain ethnic groups. A team of researchers, including an investigator from Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has developed ...

Oncology & Cancer

Genetics, age and ethnicity are risk factors in PCa, say experts

"Are there genetic risk factors for PCa? Yes, and BRCA2 and HOXB13 are useful for predicting high-risk disease," said Jack Cuzick (GB) president of the International Society for Cancer Prevention (ISCaP), referring to the ...