Health officials have said a deadly virus which has killed 18 people worldwide appears to be able to spread from person-to-person. There have been 34 reported cases of the Sars-like novel coronavirus, known as hCoV-EMC, which causes severe.
The first gene associated with a rare condition in which infants are born without a spleen has been discovered by researchers. The gene, was shown to regulate genesis of the spleen during early development in mice.
A multi-institutional study has identified how the intestinal microbial population of newly diagnosed Crohn's disease patients differs from that of individuals free of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Apple buys 3D sensing company PrimeSense for $350m