Health

Study shows potential dangers of sweeteners

New research has discovered that common artificial sweeteners can cause previously healthy gut bacteria to become diseased and invade the gut wall, potentially leading to serious health issues.

Immunology

A new test to detect anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome

In autoimmune diseases, the immune system wrongly produces antibodies that attack the patient's own cells. One of these diseases, anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome (APS), is still poorly understood, even though it can have ...

Medical research

Declaring a truce with our microbiological frienemies

Managing bacteria and other microorganisms in the body, rather than just fighting them, may be lead to better health and a stronger immune system, according to a Penn State biologist.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hepatitis C treatment's side effects can now be studied in the lab

(Medical Xpress)—The adverse side effects of certain hepatitis C medications can now be replicated and observed in Petri dishes and test tubes, thanks to a research team led by Craig Cameron, the Paul Berg Professor of ...