Key process discovered in the replication cycle of Hepatitis D

Key process discovered in the replication cycle of Hepatitis D

It is defined as a key process in the hepatitis D (VHD) virus replication cycle as discovered by the research team of Patrick Labonté, professor at INRS. This is important news because hepatitis D still affects several million people around the world (an estimated 15 to 20 million) and at the same time it is […]

New coating hides people or heat-emitting objects from infrared cameras

New coating hides people or heat-emitting objects from infrared cameras

A new coating that makes it possible to hide heat-emitting objects or even living things from infrared cameras was developed by a group of engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Infrared cameras work on a physical phenomenon that is virtually ubiquitous and uncontrollable: the hotter the object, the brighter and better it becomes infrared. The […]

The sale of new cigarettes with 95% less nicotine has been approved in the USA

The sale of new cigarettes with 95% less nicotine has been approved in the USA

A new type of cigarette that contains 95% less nicotine than traditional cigarettes has been approved by health officials of the US Food and Drug Administration. The company that will start marketing these low nicotine cigarettes first will be the 22nd Century Group. The approval by U.S. senior health care officials therefore confirms the truthfulness […]

The number of boys who start to vape at or before the age of 14 has tripled in the U.S.

The number of boys who start to vape at or before the age of 14 has tripled in the U.S.

Young users of e-cigarettes are increasing in the United States. According to a new report, compiled by researchers at the University of Michigan, the number of young people aged 14 years or less who have started using e-cigarettes has tripled in the last five years, a statistic that could be an alarm in relation to […]

Fat on the belly can cause changes in the immune system

Fat on the belly can cause changes in the immune system

A link between the amount of fat in the abdomen and flexibility of thought was found by a group of researchers at Iowa State University. According to the researchers, a lower amount of muscle and higher amount of fat in this area of the body can cause a change in the immune system, which in […]

Robotic insect moving at 3 cm per second can also be crushed

Robotic insect moving at 3 cm per second can also be crushed

A small robot very similar to a ground insect that moves relatively fast and can literally be crushed without damage was developed by a group of researchers at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). The researchers from the School of Engineering have in fact developed what is described in the press release as […]

Mad Cow Disease: scientists believe they’ve discovered the cause

Mad Cow Disease: scientists believe they’ve discovered the cause

In a study published in PNAS, a team of researchers investigated the causes of mad cow disease, a neurodegenerative bovine disease that first appeared in the UK in the 1980s and then became relatively widespread in the 1990s. It is a disease that belongs to a group of diseases linked to so-called prions, proteins that […]

Green tea plants can counter tuberculosis

Green tea plants can counter tuberculosis

A new antioxidant found in the green tea plant by a team of researchers at the University of Singapore (NUS) is promising to fight tuberculosis. This is announced by the same team of scientists, who have collaborated with other international researchers including some Americans and New Zealanders, after carrying out laboratory investigations and after discovering […]

Half of Americans will be obese by 2030 second study

Half of Americans will be obese by 2030 second study

Approximately half the adult population in the United States will be obese by 2030 according to a worrying new study by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study also predicts that a quarter of the adult population will be suffering from severe obesity by 2030 and that in 29 states more […]

Global warming could cause even more powerful hurricanes than ever calculated

Global warming could cause even more powerful hurricanes than ever calculated

Often when reference is made to the climate change that is bringing about and will bring about the ongoing global warming, more frequent and more powerful hurricanes and tornadoes are mentioned. And it is precisely this forecast that is the basis of a new study conducted by Edward Wolf, Professor Emeritus of the Tandon School […]