Safest way to dine out for those with food allergies is using up to 15 strategies

Related video People with food allergies know eating at a restaurant means using multiple strategies to make sure your order doesn’t contain something that could send you to the hospital with anaphylaxis — a severe life-threatening reaction. New research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting examined […]

New way to look at cell membranes could change the way we study disease

Related video Researchers have developed a new technique to analyse cell membrane proteins in situ which could revolutionise the way in which we study diseases, such as cancer, metabolic and heart diseases. The discovery was made as part of an international research collaboration, led by Oxford University, alongside peers including Imperial College London. The technique […]

Majority of HIV persistence during ART due to infected cell proliferation

Related video A majority of the HIV-infected cells that persist in HIV-infected individuals even during suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART) originated from cellular proliferation, not viral replication, according to new research published in Nature Communications. Reducing the population size of this “reservoir” of infected cells represents the largest challenge for cure of HIV. Based on these […]

Different types of physical activity offer varying protection against heart disease

Related video While it is well known that physical activity is important for heart health, neither research nor recommendations consistently differentiate between the benefits of different types of physical activity. New research, presented at the ACC Latin America Conference 2018 in Lima, Peru, found that while all physical activity is beneficial, static activities — such […]

Newborn babies’ brain responses to being touched on the face measured for the first time

Related video A newborn baby’s brain responds to being touched on the face, according to new research co-led by UCL. Babies use this sense of touch — facial somatosensation — to find and latch onto their mother’s nipple, and should have this ability from birth. Premature babies often have difficulty feeding, and underdevelopment of their […]

View of the retina in unprecedented detail

Related video Images show multimodal technique using adaptive optics and angiography to simultaneously see photoreceptors (left), retinal pigment epithelial cells (center), and choriocapillaris in the living human eye. Credit: Johnny Tam, Ph.D. Images show multimodal technique using adaptive optics and angiography to simultaneously see photoreceptors (left), retinal pigment epithelial cells (center), and choriocapillaris in the […]