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Are crickets and other creepy crawlies the new superfood?

Researchers now show that crickets and other insects pack a very high antioxidant content, which could make them top contenders as super-nutritious foods.

3 creepy crawlies that may revolutionize health

Are you scared or fascinated by crawling, flying, scurrying critters? This Spotlight feature explains how creepy crawlies may forward clinical research.

Hospital flies carry enough ‘bugs’ of their own to cause infection

New research reveals that flying insects that make their way into hospitals can carry many harmful bacteria able to cause dangerous infections.

Are dogs better at detecting cancer ‘than advanced technology?’

In a new study, beagles were able to detect the presence of cancer with extremely high accuracy. Could their ‘sniff skills’ lead to novel screening tests?

Garden snails may have secret weapons against aggressive bacteria

Researchers have discovered four previously unknown proteins in snail mucus, at least three of which have the potential to fight harmful bacteria.

Scorpion venom compounds can kill dangerous bacteria

Researchers have found two chemicals that are effective against dangerous bacteria. The source of these healing compounds? The venom of a Mexican scorpion.

Human brains have evolved to ‘prefer’ music and speech

New evidence suggests that human brains, unlike those of monkeys, may have evolved to ‘listen’ for pitch, which characterizes music and speech.

Dog ownership could be down to genes

A study of tens of thousands of identical and nonidentical twins in Sweden suggests that genetic makeup could be a strong factor in choosing to own a dog.

How a parasitic fish could help us fight brain cancer and stroke

New research in mice suggests that molecules derived from a species of parasitic fish could help tackle cancer and other conditions in the brain.

Why don’t whales develop cancer, and why should we care?

Whales have a minimal risk of developing cancer, despite factors that may lead us to think otherwise. Why is this, and how can this knowledge help us?