Researchers see health effects across generations from popular weed killer

Washington State University researchers have found a variety of diseases and other health problems in the second- and third-generation offspring of rats exposed to glyphosate, the world’s most popular weed killer. In the first study of its kind, the researchers saw descendants of exposed rats developing prostate, kidney and ovarian diseases, obesity and birth abnormalities. Michael Skinner, a WSU professor […]

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A new approach to peripheral nerve injury? Natural killer cells in the immune system could present a target

In animal models of a totally crushed peripheral nerve, the damaged axons are broken down, allowing healthy ones to regrow. But humans rarely suffer complete axonal damage. Instead, axons tend to be partially damaged, causing neuropathic pain—a difficult-to-treat, chronic pain associated with nerve trauma, chemotherapy and diabetes. A new study in Cell, led by Michael Costigan, Ph.D., at Boston Children’s […]

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Ebola death toll 410 as expert warns locals ‘don’t believe it exists’

Ebola death toll jumps again: Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo reveal 410 people have now died as expert warns locals ‘aren’t seeking help because they don’t believe the killer virus exists’ Laurie Garrett said cases keep ‘popping up unexpectedly out of thin air’ The expert blames locals and the behaviour, as conflict rages on in the ‘war zone’ […]

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