Effect of breastfeeding versus pumping on human milk microbiome

A large-scale analysis in humans suggests that the milk microbiota is affected by bacteria both from the infant’s mouth and from environmental sources such as breast pumps, although future research will be needed to assess the effects that these changes may have on the infant gut microbiome and infant health. A large-scale analysis in humans … More Effect of breastfeeding versus pumping on human milk microbiome

The first dexterous and sentient hand prosthesis has been successfully implanted

A Swedish patient with hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis. In a pioneering surgery, titanium implants were placed in the two forearm bones (radius and ulnar), from which electrodes to nerves and muscle were extended to extract signals to control a robotic hand and … More The first dexterous and sentient hand prosthesis has been successfully implanted

Bioluminescent deep-sea creatures illuminate the effectiveness of new cancer therapies

A new tool can improve development and effectiveness of leading-edge cancer therapies derived from patients’ immune systems. Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC have developed a new laboratory tool, which is poised to improve the development and effectiveness of a burgeoning group of therapies that use patients’ immune systems to fight cancer … More Bioluminescent deep-sea creatures illuminate the effectiveness of new cancer therapies

Scientists look to past to help identify fish threatened with local extinction

Marine scientists from the University of Queensland, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups have developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines new data with archeological and historical records — some dating back to the 8th Century AD. In a study conducted in along the coast of Kenya, the researchers reconstructed species’ occurrences … More Scientists look to past to help identify fish threatened with local extinction