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Vaccinating Breastfeeding Women

Potential Risks Of Vaccinating Breastfeeding Women

Theoretically, high titers of immunoglobulins in breast milk might reduce the efficacy of the same vaccine; administered to infants. Current evidence shows that when routine childhood vaccines are given according to vaccination schedules, breastfeeding not only does not interfere with the infant’s response to any vaccine but also actually enhances infants’ response to some vaccines.…

Alzheimer's, schizophrenia

Shining Lasers on Mouse Brains

Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia are some of the most common brain disorders; and have association with problems in cells that contain a type of protein, called parvalbumin. These parvalbumin-containing cells account for almost one-tenth of the cells in your brain, however, relatively little; known about what parvalbumin cells do. By stimulating mouse brains with lasers,…

Obesity

Keep People From Gaining More Weight

During a plane ride, Sara Bleich watched a flight attendant take an overweight passenger’s drink order. The passenger asked for cranberry juice. “Cranberry juice is our highest-sugar beverage on the menu,” the flight attendant said. “Would you like a diet beverage?” “Just give me the cranberry juice,” the passenger said. As a public policy expert…

New non-antibiotic strategy

Non-antibiotic Strategy: The Treatment of Bacterial Meningitis

With the increasing threat of antibiotic resistance, there is a growing need for new treatment strategies against life-threatening bacterial infections. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden and the University of Copenhagen may have identified such an alternative treatment for bacterial meningitis, a serious infection that can lead to sepsis. The study, published in Nature Communications.…

Synovial Tissue Biopsy

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Synovial Tissue Biopsy Analysis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a heterogeneous disease in its clinical manifestations and bio-molecular pathology. The fact that not all patients are the same makes predicting disease onset, progression, and severity; response to treatment extremely challenging. Despite several attempts to identify blood-based biomarkers to guide clinical decision-making such as treatment choices, these have generally proven too…

Hematology

Written in the Blood Detect Signs of Cancer Risk

The best way to do this, of course, would be a time machine. But failing that, Späth had the next best thing: frozen blood samples from years before from three different biobanks. By using blood samples taken from individuals years previously, Späth was able to compare blood from people who had subsequently developed cancer to…

Gastroenterology

Cure Hepatitis B, a Neglected Disease

A coalition of researchers, health organisations and patient groups on Wednesday launched an ambitious campaign to cure hepatitis B, a disease that kills twice as many people as malaria but gets far less attention. “Inexplicably, despite the huge human and economic toll of chronic hepatitis B (HBV), research remains largely underfunded;” said Peter Revill, a…

Briareum violaceum

Anti- Inflammatory Activity Of Briareum violaceum

Briareum violaceum (Quoy and Gaimard, 1883) is a soft coral of the family Briareidae; which has found to contain cembrane-type diterpenoids in abundance. Diterpenoids of this type have reported to have complicated structures and possess a variety of bioactivities. Recently, in our research into the chemical constituents and properties of a cultured octocoral B. violaceum,…