Redheads make up less than 2% of the world's population, however their pale skin - a result of the variants in the Melanocortin 1 Receptor (MC1R) protein they carry, which is involved in pigmentation - make them more susceptible to developing melanoma. However, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine believe they've found a solution.
Year - 2017 Blog
Researchers from Washington University of St. Louis recently published a paper in the Journal of Experimental Medicine outlining how the Zika virus can be used to treat brain tumors.
Because of the severe brain damage the virus has been found to cause in fetuses, the researchers "theorized that it might be able to infect stem cells in brain tumors," the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
Researchers at Cornell University recently published a blind study examining how caffeine affects coffee-drinkers sense of taste. The study split 107 participants into two groups. One group received coffee that contained 200 milligrams of caffeine, the other received decaffeinated coffee.