Tiny wireless device sheds light on combating obesity — ScienceDaily

Gastric bypass surgery is sometimes the last resort for those who struggle with obesity or have serious health-related issues due to their weight. Since this procedure involves making a small stomach pouch and rerouting the digestive tract, it is very invasive and prolongs the recovery period for patients. In a new study, researchers at Texas […]

Commonly used antibiotic shows promise for combating Zika infections — ScienceDaily

In 2015, hundreds of children were born with brain deformities resulting from a global outbreak of Zika virus infections. Recently, National Institutes of Health researchers used a variety of advanced drug screening techniques to test out more than 10,000 compounds in search of a cure. To their surprise, they found that the widely used antibiotic […]

A consensus document on the state of the science of combating misinformation

Credit: CC0 Public Domain With the current flood of misinformation and “fake news” undermining democracies around the world, a consensus document that summarizes the science of debunking has been published by a team of 22 prominent researchers of misinformation and its debunking. Well-informed political deliberation cannot occur when citizens and politicians are entangled in the […]