Gigantic oddball virus triggers arthritis in mice

Gigantic oddball virus triggers arthritis in mice

Five times bigger than normal viruses, gigantic mimiviruses have long been a curiosity. Now, for the first time, they have been linked to a disease that…

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Plastic injection protects mouse hearts after attack

Plastic injection protects mouse hearts after attack

The discovery was a happy accident. It turns out that an injection of microscopic tags made of a plastic-like polymer can help limit tissue damage…

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The history of medicine in 100,000 pictures

The history of medicine in 100,000 pictures

Eek! This is how 18th-century artist James Dunthorne depicted ague and fever in an age when today’s cures didn’t exist. The hairy monster in the…

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Popping pills for flu fever might make things worse

Popping pills for flu fever might make things worse

Next time you feel the flu coming on, think twice before reaching for painkillers – they could do more harm than good. With the flu…

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Bendy implant harnesses the power of your beating heart

Bendy implant harnesses the power of your beating heart

Fancy becoming a real human dynamo? Every breath you take could one day be used to generate electricity. Energy from the natural motion of the…

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Welcome to BMPHRI

Welcome to BMPHRI

The Biological, Medical and Public Health Research Institute is a research institute striving to add to the already vast body of knowledge accumulated by researchers…

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