Diabetes

Do germs cause type 1 diabetes?

Germs could play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes by triggering the body's immune system to destroy the cells that produce insulin, new research suggests.

Immunology

Shining a new light on the immune system

Scientists at the University of St Andrews have developed a revolutionary method of identifying cells of the immune system with "molecular fingerprints" which could pave the way for the rapid detection of conditions such ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Feeling disgust may enhance our ability to detect impurities

Disgust – it's an emotion we experience when we encounter things that are dirty, impure, or otherwise contaminated. From an evolutionary standpoint, experiencing the intense, visceral sense of revulsion that comes with ...

Medical research

New scientific method unmasks chronic infections

Chronic infections are a large and growing problem throughout the developed world, and intensive research is being conducted in ways to combat the recalcitrant bacteria. When bacteria aggregate into so-called biofilm, they ...

Health

Do white LEDs disrupt our biological clocks?

You come into contact every day with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) -- they illuminate alarm clocks, new televisions, traffic lights, and smartphone displays. Increasingly, you will see white-light versions of LEDs becoming ...

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