Debates over gun regulations make headlines across the world, but there's an underground operation for weapons that has drawn very little attention -- until now. Researchers from Michigan State University crept into the dark web to investigate how firearms are anonymously bought and sold around the world.
The brain is more resilient than previously thought. In a groundbreaking experiment published in this week's issue of Nature, neuroscientists created an artificial circulation system that successfully restored some functions and structures in pig brains. The result challenges the notion that mammalian brains are fully and irreversibly damaged by a lack of oxygen.
Our system for protecting health data in the United States is fundamentally broken and we need a national effort to rethink how we safeguard this information, say three experts in data privacy.
Research led by The University of Tokyo examined why the United Nations Millennium Development Goal for access to safe drinking water was achieved when all previous attempts had failed. They looked at previous targets, definitions of water safety, and relations with population movement and socioeconomic change. They found keys to success were the relatively easier and somewhat ambiguous targets, huge population migration in China and urban and rural development in India, and economic development.
If used properly and for its intended purpose, glyphosate is not carcinogenic. This was the conclusion arrived at by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and numerous other national and international authorities. A new meta-analysis in which already published studies are evaluated collectively does not alter the assessment of the BfR.
Sucralose is a sweetener authorized in the European Union as E 955. The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has assessed the current data situation on the stability of sucralose and the formation of possibly harmful chlorinated compounds at high temperatures.
A leading public health expert says the UK should learn lessons from systematic violence reduction work in Cali, Colombia, to tackle rising rates of knife crime on British streets. The work in Colombia resulted in significant reductions in homicides between 1995 and 2018.
In a new report, researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) conducted stakeholder interviews and literature reviews in Uganda, India, and Germany to identify key, global access barriers to antibiotics.
Researchers at the University of York have shown that costly external NHS hospital inspections are not associated with improvements in quality of care.
In light of the continuing anti-vaccination movement, a provocative new article provides a comprehensive overview of the potential risks of vaccinating breastfeeding women.