It's all connected: Your genes, your environment, and your health

Human health is highly dependent on genetics, yet it is also known to be affected by factors in an individual's environment—and these days that environment is quite stressful. As we shelter in place amid the coronavirus ...


Gut microbes could unlock the secret to healthy ageing

Bacteria and other microorganisms in the digestive tract are linked with dozens of health conditions including high blood pressure, high blood lipids, and body mass index (BMI) according to research presented today at ESC ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus transmission risk increases along wildlife supply chains

Coronaviruses were detected in a high proportion of bats and rodents in Vietnam from 2013 to 2014, with an increasing proportion of positive samples found along the wildlife supply chain from traders to large markets to restaurants, ...


Cyanobacteria from Lake Chad analyzed for toxins

Indigenous people near Lake Chad in Africa have historically used dried cakes called Dihe, made from aquatic cyanobacteria, to supplement their protein-deficient diets. However, Dihe wafers have not been previously analyzed ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Spain deaths surpass China's as third of planet in lockdown

Spain joined Italy on Wednesday in seeing its death toll from the coronavirus epidemic surpass that of China, as more than a billion Indians joined a lockdown that has confined a third of humanity.

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