Compounds in Brazilian berries can ‘disarm’ MRSA

Compounds inside berries from the Brazilian peppertree can keep MRSA from making the toxins it uses to damage tissues, researchers say.

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
today ~7 min

Tags: health-and-medicine antibiotics bacteria drug-resistance plants

Are retina layers early warning for Alzheimer’s disease?

Research with mice shows a new imaging technique could help spot early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease by looking at the retina.

Ken Kingery-Duke • futurity
today ~7 min

Tags: health-and-medicine alzheimers-disease biomarkers eyes retina

1 gene could unlock the mystery of cancer metastasis

"Patients often ask 'Why am I so unlucky? Why did my cancer spread?' As doctors, we never had an answer... This research provides an explanation."

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
today ~7 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine cancer genes immune-systems melanoma metastases

Blue light could be the ‘next frontier’ in superbug fight

A new, blue light-based weapon called photolysis, may be key in the fight against antibiotic-resistant pathogens like MRSA.

Boston University • futurity
today ~7 min

Tags: health-and-medicine science-and-technology bacteria drug-resistance light mrsa superbugs

Blood flow may recover before brain function after microstroke

Increased blood flow after a microstroke doesn't indicate that part of the brain has recovered, according to new research in rodents.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
today ~6 min

Tags: health-and-medicine blood brains dementia strokes

7 tips to cope with kids stuck at home this summer

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed what summer will look like for familes across the United States. These tips for parents can help kids at home cope.

Noelle Toumey Reetz-Georgia State • futurity
today ~6 min

Tags: society-and-culture covid-19 emotions parents

Picky eaters may not grow out of it

"Picky eating is common during childhood and parents often hear that their children will eventually 'grow out of it.' But that's not always the case..."

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
today ~5 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine aging childrens-health food parents

Blood flow may recover before brain function after microstroke

Increased blood flow after a microstroke doesn't indicate that part of the brain has recovered, according to new research in rodents.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
today ~6 min

Tags: health-and-medicine blood brains dementia strokes

Physics-defying ocean critter’s ‘propeller’ caught on camera

"These incredibly abundant and ecologically-important marine animals have a neat trick to beat the physics of their environment..."

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: science-and-technology locomotion oceans plankton swimming

AI maps forest dryness to better predict wildfires

A new AI model that maps moisture levels in fine detail across 12 western states opens the door for better wildfire predictions.

Josie Garthwaite-Stanford • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: earth-and-environment artifical-intelligence maps satellites wildfire

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