Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Plants are new weapon in fight against dengue

Scientists have discovered a way to create disease fighting proteins from tobacco plants which could lead to the development of a vaccine for Dengue Fever.

Oncology & Cancer

A plant-based delivery system for anti-cancer drugs

An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine (Volume 242, Issue 14, August, 2017) reports that a plant virus-based system can be used to deliver anti-cancer drugs. The study, led by Dr. Nicole Steinmetz in the ...

Health

Plumber and spray painter high-risk occupations for asthma

Despite known risks and recommendations for protective equipment, many people are still affected with asthma after exposure to chemicals at work. This is the finding of an international study of 13,000 people carried out ...