(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Pedro Belda Ferre, University of California San Diego (THE CONVERSATION) A pill containing millions of bacteria ready to colonize… (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academicRead More →

Female and male black-legged deer ticks carry bacteria that cause Lyme disease as well as other disease-causing pathogens.(Photo: Purdue University) EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Think you’re safe from tick bites in fall and winter outdoors? Not so, says a researcher studying tick-borne diseases in Indiana. “People make the assumption when the weather turnsRead More →

By Rosemary Mirondo Dar es Salaam — An air of resignation characterised reactions yesterday to the government’s surprise ban on all genetically modified organism (GMO) trials in the country. Members of the research community were in shock that the government did not only ban ongoing trials on GM seeds butRead More →

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Researchers from Singapore have developed a contact lens patch type system to deliver drugs to the eye in order to combat various eye conditions… Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists have developed a ‘contact lens’ patch with microneedles that could provide a painless and efficient alternative to current methodsRead More →

Sameer Berry says that a smart toilet is ‘desperately needed’ to prevent needless deaths Health tracking toilets could be the key to spotting diseases by monitoring and tracking faecal matter. Gastroenterologist Sameer Berry says that a smart toilet is ‘desperately needed’ to track patient’s health data. Although the technology doesRead More →