Category: Disease


Researchers have designed a nanomachine that releases anticancer drugs directly into cancer cells.

Tags: Cancer Disease Medicine Milestones Nanostructures Nanotechnology Research.

CD8 cytotoxic T lymphocytes.

Scientists have engineered immune cells that attack and kill HIV.

Tags: Bioengineering Disease HIV.


Last 12 million doses of the oldest smallpox vaccine to be destroyed.

Tags: Disease Vaccine.

Paris Syndrome.

Phenomenon requiring pyschological treatment in which Japanese tourists suffer shock from shattered images of Paris after visiting the city for the first time.

Tags: Disease Health Mental.


Technique of using bubbles to block oxygen flow to tumors. (via)

Tags: Bubbles Cancer Disease Research Tumors.


Protein identified that is responsible for regulating cell death.

Tags: Ageing Biology Cells Discovery Disease.


Experimental drug that targets disease-causing genes and destroys them. (via)

Tags: Disease Drugs Genes Research.


Antibody engineered from a genetically modified tobacco plant is being used in the production of a hepatitis vaccine. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Disease Plants Vaccine.

Human-to-human transmission.

World Health Organization confirms that a person in Indonesia has transmitted bird flu to another person.

Tags: Bird flu Discovery Disease Health Mutation Virus.


Scientists discover a protein that when disrupted triggers the onset of leukemia. (via)

Tags: Cancer Discovery Disease Research.


Compound that is derived from marijuana has been engineered to lower high blood pressure without the hallucinatory effects.

Tags: Blood pressure Cardiovascular Disease Drugs Health.

Selective laser nano-thermolysis.

Scientists use gold nanoparticles to selectively target and destroy leukemia cells in bone marrow. (via)

Tags: Cancer Disease Leukemia Nanotechnology Research Treatment.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis.

Disease listed as the official cause of death for the first time is also known as chronic fatigue syndrome. (via)

Tags: Death Disease Milestones.


Protein discovered in bacteria that allow them to have their own immune system.

Tags: Bacteria Discovery Disease Immune system Research.

Intermittent Explosive Disorder.

Clinical term for the mental disorder suffered by 16 million Americans that is known as road rage. (via)

Tags: Anger Cars Disease Disorder Driving Mental.

Beta-amyloid injections.

Researchers develop a vaccine of white blood cells sensitized to Alzheimer’s proteins that reverses memory loss in mice.

Tags: Alzheimer's Animals Brain Disease Memory Vaccine.


Compound discovered that kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (via)

Tags: Antibiotics Bacteria Discovery Disease.

Morgellons disease.

Mysterious disease in which different-colored fibers pop out of the afflicted person’s skin.

Tags: Deadly Disease Unexplained.

Activin Receptor Type IA.

Gene discovered that can mutate and cause muscles and soft tissue to metamorphosize into bone. (via)

Tags: Discovery Disease DNA Genes.


Injectable drug designed to treat alcoholism approved by the FDA.

Tags: Alcohol Disease Drugs.


Mysterious eye fungus that causes blindness is spreading across the U.S. and seems to target soft contact lens wearers.

Tags: Disease Eye Vision.

Chronic granulomatous disease.

Incurable illness has been eradicated in two afflicted patients using gene therapy treatment. (via)

Tags: Disease DNA Genes Milestones.


Compounds that block cholera microbes from switching on their virulence factors and inhibit further development of the disease. (via)

Tags: Discovery Disease Milestones Research.


Compound in lab tests has successfully blocked Alzheimer’s disease.

Tags: Disease Health Mental Research.

Macromolecular weight.

Technique of making cancer drugs heavier allows them to impact deeper into tumors.

Tags: Cancer Disease Drugs Improvements.

Mikulicz’s syndrome.

Shakespeare apparently died from a rare eye cancer. (via)

Tags: Art Books Celebrity Disease Eye People.

Trypanosoma cruzi.

Tropical parasite responsible for Chagas disease, a disease that shuts down the retina and causes night blindness.

Tags: Deadly Disease Eye.


Incurable disease on a French-controlled island off the coast of Africa has infected 1/5 of the population and is responsible for 77 deaths this week. (via)

Tags: Death Disease Virus.

Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

World Health Organization says that polio virus has been eradicated from Egypt and Niger. (via)

Tags: Disease Health Milestones Organizations Virus.

Electronic olfactory system.

Scientists are developing a smelling device that would detect diseases from human breath.

Tags: Disease Gadgets HIV Smell Virus.


DNA that twists its double helix shape backwards to produce the abnormal gene sequences associated with cancer.

Tags: Disease DNA Genes.

Final act.

Terminally-ill director will lay in state as an art exhibit so that he can experience his own funeral while still alive.

Tags: Art Death Disease Health People.


Compound that kills the HIV virus. (via)

Tags: Death Disease Drugs HIV Virus.

Focal adhesion kinase.

Scientists have identified a protective ‘force field’ cancer gene which, when compromised, causes malignant tumors to die. (via)

Tags: Discovery Disease Genes Research.

Next stop: sainthood.

Catholic nun inexplicably cured of Parkinson’s disease after praying to John Paul II.

Tags: Disease People Religion Unexplained.

H5N1 Vaccine.

Researchers say they have created a bird flu vaccine that is 100% effective in tests so far. (via)

Tags: Disease Research Virus.

Electron tomography.

Scientists discover how the influenza virus organizes and replicates.

Tags: Disease Milestones Science Virus.

Lactococcus lactis.

Scientists have modified yogurt bacteria to release a drug that blocks the HIV virus.

Tags: Bioengineering Disease Food.

F1-V fusion antigen.

Researchers have modified tobacco plants to produce a vaccine strong enough to combat plague. (via)

Tags: Bioengineering Disease Plants.

Dicaffeoyl quinic acid.

Sunflowers produce a substance that prevents HIV from reproducing in cell cultures. (via)

Tags: Discovery Disease Plants Research.

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