New discovery signals a potential end to the antibiotic crisis

An ingenious new invention named ‘iChip’ allows detection of antibiotics produced by soil microbes – such antibiotics utilised by humans to fight infection

Science Behind the Photo #24

Want to lose weight?  Eat a red pepper. Scientists have discovered that capsaicin – the ingredient that gives red peppers their pungent flavour – breaks down fat. It was already known that feeding rats capsaicin slowed their weight gain, but until now, no one knew why.  A team from Korea has found that adding capsaicin […]