Medicine Dec 13
A new study co-authored by Prof. Michael Greenstone finds infants born to mothers living up to about 2 miles from a hydraulic fracturing site suffer from poorer health. From North Dakota to Texas to Pennsylvania, hydraulic fracturing has transformed many places in America into energy powerhouses.
Life Sciences Dec 13

Matthew Aliota, assistant scientist in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences in the School of Veterinary Medicine, works with a strain of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes stored in a research lab insectary in the Hanson Biomedical Sciences Building.

Medicine Dec 13

A perplexing question in immunology has been, how do immune cells remember an infection or a vaccination so that they can spring into action decades later?

Medicine Dec 13

FINDINGS An experimental blood test developed at UCLA that uses gene activity data from immune cells was 93 percent accurate in predicting survival rates for people with advanced heart failure who had surgery to implant mechanical circulatory support devices.

Life Sciences Dec 13
Life Sciences

As resistance to existing antibiotics increases, new approaches to serious bacterial infections are needed.