What does it mean for a disease to be ‘endemic’?

As viruses such as COVID-19 spread, they can become endemic in new regions.  (Image credit: Peter Zelei Images via Getty Images)You may have heard the term "endemic" used to describe diseases, often in comparison with the terms "epidemic" and...

Optical ‘tweezer’ enables fast, low-cost screening of bacteria and cancer

Versatile, facile and low-cost single-cell isolation, culture and...

A rat without a Y chromosome could be a glimpse

By Michael Le Page The Amami spiny ratASATO KUROIWA For any mammal, the loss of...

Brain mapping in mice may explain why pain makes us

Researchers have identified different pathways that lower a mouse's desire to eat when it's in pain - and a similar brain circuit could also occur in humans ...

Video: Flight control, space weather and debris: What an astronaut

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Look at the face of the ‘Jericho Skull,’ buried 9,000

A famous, 9,000-year-old human skull discovered near the biblical city of Jericho now has a new face, thanks to efforts by a multi-national team of researchers.The so-called Jericho Skull — one of seven unearthed by British archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon...

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Do we have ‘immunity debt’ and how could it affect

The covid-19 lockdowns undoubtedly saved many lives, but the prolonged restrictions also reduced our exposure and immunity to other infections, which could be set to spike in the UK this winter ...

NASA explores a winter wonderland on Mars

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Boarding school rules on phones and bedtimes help teens get

At one high school, students who boarded had a consistent lights-out time and no phone access in bed, with these students getting almost 5 hours of extra sleep a week compared with the students who only attended school during...

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