People With Chronic Fatigue Have Defective Channel In Immune System Cells

People With Chronic Fatigue Have Defective Channel In Immune System Cells

People with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) may suffer from a dysfunctional cell receptor in their immune cells, a study in Clinical and Experimental Immunology has reported. The finding confirms earlier research that CFS is a biological condition, not a psychological one, and opens lines of inquiry for potential treatment options. The transient receptor potential melastatin subfamily…

The Blood Of Dragons Could Destroy Antibiotic Resistance

The Blood Of Dragons Could Destroy Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance is one of the most pressing problems of our times. Traditional antimicrobial drugs aren’t working the way they used to, and the rise of “superbugs” could bring about the post-antibiotic age, where easily treatable infections suddenly become life-threatening incurable illnesses. There have been a slew of new discoveries recently that have revealed brand…

Time Crystals: How Scientists Created A New State Of Matter

Time Crystals: How Scientists Created A New State Of Matter

Some of the most profound predictions in theoretical physics, such as Einstein’s gravitational waves or Higgs’ boson, have taken decades to prove with experiments. But every now and then, a prediction can become established fact in an astonishingly short time. This is what happened with “time crystals”, a new and strange state of matter that…

How Man’s Best Friend Is Helping Cancer Treatment

How Man’s Best Friend Is Helping Cancer Treatment

“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart… Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.” ― John Grogan, “Marley and Me:…

Explainer: Why Do We Get Butterflies In Our Stomachs?

Explainer: Why Do We Get Butterflies In Our Stomachs?

If you have ever been nervous about something that is about to happen, then you may have felt the sensations of nausea and “fluttering” – the recognisable and odd sensation deep in your gut known as having “butterflies in the stomach”. Perhaps you were about to give a speech to a large audience, were in…