Cyclic imine toxins are neurotoxic, macrocyclic compounds produced by marine dinoflagellates. Mass spectrometric screenings of extracts from natural plankton assemblages revealed a high chemical diversity among this toxin class, yet only a few toxins are structurally known.
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Bhutan's ratio coverage of children immunized against polio is high enough to prevent imported (trans-shipment) wild poliovirus to circulate and to prevent the emergence of vaccine-derived poliovirus in the country. This is according to Bhutan's annual polio-free progress report 2018.
In encouraging news for the Ayushman Bharat program, around 68% of some 2.3 lakh beneficiaries to be admitted to hospitals under the scheme received treatment in private hospitals with Gujarat, along with TN, Maharashtra and West Bengal, topping the list.
Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70%, according to a new study. Spending more than an hour in the weight room did not yield any additional benefit, the found researchers. The results show benefits of strength training are independent of running, walking or other aerobic activity.
People who are bullied at work or experience violence at work at the risk of heart and brain blood vessel problems, including heart attacks and stroke, according to the largest prospective study to investigate the link, which is published in the European Heart Journal.
A glucose-powered biofuel cell that uses electrodes made from cotton fiber could someday help power implantable medical devices such as pacemakers and sensors. The new fuel cell, which provides twice as much power as conventional biofuel cells, could be paired with batteries or supercapacitors to provide a hybrid power source for the medical devices.
Scientists have equipped a virus that kills carcinoma cells with a protein that can also target and kill adjacent cells that are tricked into shielding cancer from the immune system. It is the first time that cancer-associated fibroblasts within solid tumors – healthy cells that have been tricked into protecting cancer from the immune system and supplying it with growth factors and nutrients – have been specifically targeted in this way.
Johns Hopkins researchers are spearheading efforts to raise awareness and learn more about a sexually transmitted disease few people know about but scientists believe makes people infertile. Many people infected with mycoplasma genitalium , or Mgen for short, do not show symptoms and might not know they are carrying the disease. There's no approved test for it, which makes it difficult to track, but doctors believe it's more common than gonorrhea, infecting about 1 to 3 percent of the population.
Parents who decline to get their child vaccinated against the flu may be exposed to a limited range of information, a new national poll suggests. And depending on which sources parents turn to the most, inaccurate information may influence their decision about flu vaccine for their child.
New research reveals how a single protein interferes with the immune system when exposed to the bacterium that causes Legionnaires' disease, findings that could have broad implications for the development of medicines to fight disease and infection.
In the largest clinical microbiome study in infants reported to date, researchers explored the sequence of microbial colonization in the infant gut through age 4 and found distinct stages of development in the microbiome that were associated with early life exposures. Published in the journal Nature, their report and an accompanying report led by the Broad Institute are the result of extensive analysis of data collected from a cohort of participants involved in the TEDDY diabetes study.
Using freshly resected lung tissue from 21 patients and two distinct mouse models, tuberculosis researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Africa Health Research Institute, or AHRI, have identified a protein that plays an essential role in host defense against this deadly disease. This research was published in the journal Cell Reports