Researchers affiliated with Northwestern University in the state of Illinois, United States, developed a single-shot injectable therapy that repairs tissues after spinal cord injuries as trial tests on mice have proven to be successful.
Following the massive vaccination of young girls 13 years ago against HPV - a sexually-transmitted infection that can lead to cancers - in the United Kingdom, it was revealed that the vaccine cut the occurrences of cervical cancer by nearly 90%.
A substantial donation in the form of the world’s largest funnel-web spider has been made to an Australian zoo, and this addition to the park's arachnid collection will allow the team to improve a live-saving antivenom program.
A big ban on the advertising of unhealthy foods and drinks targeted at children has just been announced by Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs, with restrictions on TV, radio, social media, website, application, cinema, and newspaper ads.
According to the World Health Organization, the number of smokers globally is steadily declining, and tens of countries are on their way to reaching their national 30% reduction in tobacco usage.
A team of scientists affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, in the United States, have developed the very first mRNA vaccine against Lyme disease, and tests are proving to show promise.
A recent Polio type 2 outbreak in Africa led to the authorization of a novel polio vaccine, which has to date vaccinated over 80 million children across six African countries: Nigeria, Benin, Congo, Liberia, Niger and Sierra Leone.
A blind woman is now able to perceive two-dimensional shapes and letters thanks to a visual prosthesis implanted in her brain developed by a team of researchers affiliated with the University of Utah, United States.
There will soon be a vaccine to prevent the deadliest form of breast cancer, since researchers based in Cleveland, United States are about to launch the first human trial testing - giving hope to patients suffering from this fatal cancer.
In Australia, the number of seasonal flu cases have virtually disappeared since April 2020 due to the sanitary measures taken to contain the corona pandemic, most notably by closing the borders.