Conjugation (or mating) of ciliates is a unique phenomenon among living beings. They have sex not for reproduction or pleasure — they seek to increase genetic variation.
Prion diseases are a group of rapidly progressive, fatal and infectious neurodegenerative disorders affecting both humans and animals: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) or 'mad cow' disease is one of the most famous since in 1996 scientists found that the agent
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has caused tremendous upheaval, leading to more than 2.3 million deaths worldwide and 465,000 in the United States.
Disorders of the cells' energy supply can cause a number of serious diseases, but also seem to be connected to aging.
Researchers at Mayo Clinic have combined results from a functional test measuring the effect of inherited variants in the BRCA2 breast and ovarian cancer gene with clinical information from women who received genetic testing to determine the clinical importance of
A combination of robust vaccination programs and strict physical distancing rules could avoid recurring peaks of COVID-19 without the need to rely on stay-at-home restrictions, according to a new study by epidemiologists and demographers from WorldPop at the University of
A new study published in The British Medical Journal by researchers including SFU health sciences professor Scott Lear found consuming a high number of refined grains, such as croissants and white bread, is associated with a higher risk of major
Aarthi Narayanan, Associate Professor, and Lance Liotta, Co-Director, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, are conducting three studies to assess the therapeutic efficacy of candidate interventions for COVID-19 in mouse models.
Freya Heddington, 14, had a new type of transplant where "non-beating donor hearts" are revived.
A novel approach is cutting waiting lists and helping children like Freya get organ transplants.
The head of Germany’s disease control agency is warning that the decline in new coronavirus infections the country had been seeing has leveled off and the share of cases involving more contagious variants is rising
In an interview to air on "Face the Nation" Sunday, Pottinger says the approach to masking "cost us dearly"
"It was the one effective, widely available tool that we had in the arsenal to deal with this...It was a grave misstep," Pottinger told "Face the Nation."