New research could lead to TB drug breakthrough

Researchers have made a breakthrough that could eventually lead to a more effective treatment for tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. A team of scientists, including Professor Colin Jackson from The Australian National University (ANU), has solved the…

Research reveals complexity of how we make decisions

While we’re gathering information to make decisions, we test our findings using trial and error, and sometimes place budgetary considerations ahead of ethical ones, says a University of Alberta librarian. “I wanted to understand how people encounter, find and use information in daily life, using something that affects everybody no…

For its health and yours, keep the cat indoors

Pet cats allowed outdoors, in fact, are nearly three times as likely to become infected with pathogens or parasites than those confined to quarters, they reported in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters. At least one running argument among cat lovers is now over: Whiskers, Lucy and Tigger are definitely…