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influenza-associated platelets linked to a higher mortality rates

Animal research, Health, Scientific progress

04 - 03 - 2015

Blood platelets implicated in severe flu

For the first time, researchers have demonstrated in mice the role of blood platelets in severe lung infections related to the influenza virus. In...
A new tool for neuroprotective hypothermia

Animal research, Health, Scientific progress

04 - 02 - 2015

Cold to protect the brain

Cold (33 to 36°c) is the best brain neuroprotector in cases of stroke, brain trauma or cardiac arrest. It slows down cell death and reduces...
An ancient recipe as effective as antibiotics

Animal research, Health

04 - 01 - 2015

An ancient recipe as effective as antibiotics

A grand-mother recipe from a 10th century medical book – a mix of garlic, leeks, wine and cow bile – has been proven effective in mice at fighting...
Vaccinating the great Apes to fight Ebola

Animal research, Animal welfare, Health, Scientific progress

03 - 31 - 2015

Vaccinating the great Apes to fight Ebola

A study on mice has validated a vaccine against the Ebola virus. It protects after one injection and transmits this protection to the rest of the...
Giant rats to fight tuberculosis

Health, Scientific progress

03 - 30 - 2015

Giant rats to fight tuberculosis

Thanks to smell, Giant rats the size of kittens (also called the Gambian pouched rat) detect 67% of tuberculosis cases in Mozambique – one of the...