Vitamin B Supplement Linked to Cancer in Men – New Discovery

A group of researchers examined the association between long-term use of supplemental B vitamins and lung cancer risk. They discovered that vitamin B supplements are not chemopreventive for lung cancer and may be harmful. This was published recently in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. B vitamins are a class of water-soluble vitamins that play important… Read More Vitamin B Supplement Linked to Cancer in Men – New Discovery

Mysterious Strain of Anthrax is Killing Chimpanzees in African Rainforests

A strange breed of anthrax bacterium killed more than half of the dead chimpanzees analysed in new research from Africa – and scientists say the fatal infection could wipe out the local chimp population in the Ivory Coast. As grave as the findings are, the greater implications of the Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis (Bcbva) bacterium… Read More Mysterious Strain of Anthrax is Killing Chimpanzees in African Rainforests

The Black Woman Who Changed Modern Medicine and Saved Millions of Lives

“When other cells are very finicky and you look at them crosswise and they die, her cells grow happily in the laboratory dish decade after decade.”  –  Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, United Sates “Grown and sold around the world, [Henrietta] Lacks’ legacy lived on in her cells: they have… Read More The Black Woman Who Changed Modern Medicine and Saved Millions of Lives

15 Countries with the Most PhD Graduates: See if Your Country is Among

Education is key to economic growth and tertiary education in particular, is at the heart of the innovation that we see around us. New discoveries such as MP3 and GPS technology would never have happened were it not for PhD research. Countries are investing in their higher education systems, and more people than ever before are completing doctoral degrees. An… Read More 15 Countries with the Most PhD Graduates: See if Your Country is Among