Medicine Sep 21
Asking patients to take a ‘wait-and-see' approach before having their antibiotic prescriptions filled significantly reduces unnecessary use, a University of Queensland study has shown. The Faculty of Medicine's Primary Care Clinical Unit found less than a third of patients used antibiotics if they were advised to wait up to 48 hours to see if their symptoms resolved.
Chemistry Sep 21

Groundbreaking research led by Simon Woodward,a professor of synthetic organic chemistry at the University of Nottingham, has proved how a catalyst (a small atomic-sized ‘machine' that knits together new molecules) in organo-copper chemistry works.

Life Sciences Sep 20
Life Sciences

Researchers have used genome editing technology to reveal the role of a key gene in human embryos in the first few days of development.

Chemistry Sep 21
Chemistry

Sometimes things that are technically defects, such as imperfections in a material's crystal lattice, can actually produce changes in properties that open up new kinds of useful applications.

Medicine Sep 20
Medicine

A new UCLA study has found that healthy nonsmokers experienced increased adrenaline levels in their hearts after one electronic cigarette with nicotine.