New hope for powdery mildew resistant barley

New hope for powdery mildew resistant barley New research has opened the way for the development of new lines of barley with resistance to powdery mildew. “Powdery mildew is a significant problem...

How to avoid an awkward beauty moment

How to avoid an awkward beauty moment Caught in an awkward beauty moment like a bad haircut or smudged manicure? Here are common beauty blunders and what you can do about them! We’ve all had an awkward...

New Chinese herbal medicine has significant potential in treating hepatitis C, study suggests

New Chinese herbal medicine has significant potential in treating hepatitis C, study suggests A new compound, SBEL1, has the ability to inhibit hepatitis C virus activity in cells at several points in...

Positive outcomes for hepatitis C transplant patients

Positive outcomes for hepatitis C transplant patients There is new hope for the notoriously difficult-to-treat population of liver transplant patients with recurring hepatitis C, researchers have announced....

The mammography dilemma: 50 years of analysis

The mammography dilemma: 50 years of analysis A comprehensive review of 50 year’s worth of international studies assessing the benefits and harms of mammography screening suggests that the benefits...

Hair brush guide: Choosing the right brush for your hair

Hair brush guide: Choosing the right brush for your hair Ever get bewildered when walking down the hair care aisle at your local store because there are just too many hair brushes to choose from? Then...

Warming climate may spread drying to a third of earth: Heat, not just rainfall, plays into new projections

Warming climate may spread drying to a third of earth: Heat, not just rainfall, plays into new projections A new study estimates that 12 percent of land will be subject to drought by 2100 through rainfall...

Are statins good for your love life?

Are statins good for your love life? Statins are associated with a significant improvement in erectile function, a fact researchers hope will encourage men who need statins to reduce their risk of heart...

Dynamics behind Arctic ecosystems revealed

Dynamics behind Arctic ecosystems revealed Species such as the musk ox, Arctic fox and lemming live in the harsh, cold and deserted tundra environment. However, they have often been in the spotlight...

Forests crucial to green growth

Forests crucial to green growth The value of forests and tree-based ecosystems extends far beyond carbon sequestration; they are the foundation of sustainable societies. A new report promotes REDD+ and...

Regular physical activity reduces breast cancer risk irrespective of age

Regular physical activity reduces breast cancer risk irrespective of age Practising sport for more than an hour day reduces the risk of contracting breast cancer, and this applies to women of any age...

Global food trade can alleviate water scarcity

Global food trade can alleviate water scarcity International trade of food crops led to freshwater savings worth 2.4 billion US-Dollars in 2005 and had a major impact on local water stress. Trading food...

Cognitive function and oral perception in independently-living octogenarians

Cognitive function and oral perception in independently-living octogenarians Researchers hypothesized that the decline of cognitive impairment is involved in oral perceptions since its preclinical stage....

Beauty FAQ: Common beauty questions answered

Beauty FAQ: Common beauty questions answered We all want to know how to attain flawless skin. Since some of these questions are similar, I’ve compiled a list of the top skin care questions I hear...

Better livestock diets to combat climate change, improve food security

Better livestock diets to combat climate change, improve food security The projected transition of livestock systems from pure grazing diets to diets supplemented by higher quality feeds will cut greenhouse...

Atomically thick metal membranes

Atomically thick metal membranes For the first time researchers have shown that freestanding metal membranes consisting of a single layer of atoms can be stable under ambient conditions. The success...

Education boosts brain function long after school, study shows

Education boosts brain function long after school, study shows Education significantly improves mental functioning in seniors even four decades after finishing school, shows a new study. The study shows...

Mothers leave work because they don’t want to behave like working men, study suggests

Mothers leave work because they don’t want to behave like working men, study suggests Middle-class working mothers are leaving work because they are unwilling to behave like men, according to a...

Fertilizer in small doses yields higher returns for less money

Fertilizer in small doses yields higher returns for less money Crop yields in the fragile semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe have been declining over time due to a decline in soil fertility resulting from mono-cropping,...

Fat or flat: Getting galaxies into shape

Fat or flat: Getting galaxies into shape Astronomers have discovered what makes some spiral galaxies fat and bulging while others are flat discs — and it’s all about how fast they spin. The researchers...