The beetle's tough shell and the crab's sturdy armor both owe their strength to a compound called chitin (pronounced "KAI-tin"), one of the toughest known natural materials and also one of most...
As allergy sufferers can attest, thunderstorm activity can exacerbate asthma and respiratory ailments.
Use of inhaled corticosteroids was linked with an increased risk of pneumonia in a study of individuals with asthma.
The commonly used antibiotic azithromycin is not linked to an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia, an often life-threatening rapid, irregular heartbeat, according to a large study published in...
Transcription factors, the tiny proteins that switch genes on or off in the nucleus of cells, are considered unreachable molecular targets for drugs attempting to treat medical conditions.
The precise mechanism used by Legionella bacteria to escape the body's defences has been unpicked in intricate detail and is described for the first time in the journal eLife.
Scientists based in Vienna unveil the complex molecular structure that causes lethal infections by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb).
New research suggests that thymosin alpha 1 can correct the genetic defects typical of cystic fibrosis and stop the progression of the disease.
A new study suggests that in cases of severe malnutrition, the body may prioritise lung development at the expense of other less vital growth.
A new study examines the link between the commonly prescribed benzodiazepines and the risk of developing pneumonia among people with Alzheimer's disease.