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maternal immunity

New Insights: Maternal Immunity Impacts Neonatal HSV

Findings from a study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine; are offering new insights into neonatal herpes; its impact on developing nervous systems; and how newborns can be protected from the disease. When we hear the term herpes; many of us may first think of cold sores or perhaps genital infections. Both are; associated with…

Interstitial pneumonia

Pathology Of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

A molecular classifier based on RNA-sequencing data from transbronchial lung biopsies can recognize; an expression signature associated with usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) the defining pathology of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). “Diagnosis of interstitial lung disease is frequently by delay, misdiagnosis, use of costly and invasive procedures, and high use of health-care resources,” Dr. Ganesh Raghu…

harmful chemicals

Microbes in Household Dust: Break Down Harmful Chemicals

The dust that settles throughout our homes and offices almost always; contains bits of chemicals that can cause problems for the human endocrine system; scientists say. But a new study indicates that the microbes; we track into buildings — the microscopic bacteria and other microorganisms; that thrive on our skin and outdoors can help break…

High school football players

Reduce Heat Illness Among High School Football Players

Researchers at the University of North Carolina have found strong evidence that rates of heat-related illnesses, such as heat cramps and heat strokes; reduced by half in states that had mandated guidelines to reduce exertional heat illness among high school football players. This is one of the first studies examining the effectiveness of state-mandated guidelines…

Marine-Natural Compounds

Marine-Natural Compounds: Treatment Of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disease that mainly occurs in the elderly. The main pathological changes of PD included the progressive loss of dopaminergic (DA) neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc); the decrease of dopamine content in the striatum, and the formation of α-synuclein aggregates in the brain. The death of…

Blindness

The Blindness Caused By Diabetes

Mother Nature could have the answer to treating several causes of blindness; according to a ground-breaking study involving scientists from the University of Surrey and the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at Indiana University School of Medicine in the USA. The scientists have found and tested compounds from a group of plants that could…

Chronic Inflammatory Diseases

Unique Approach To Treat Some Chronic Inflammatory Diseases

Inflammation is a balanced physiological response the body needs it to eliminate invasive organisms and foreign irritants; but excessive inflammation can harm healthy cells, contributing to aging and chronic diseases. To help keep tabs on inflammation, immune cells employ a molecular machine called the NLRP3 inflammasome. NLRP3 is inactive in a healthy cell, but is…

Computed tomography

PET Using A Gallium-Labeled Prostate-Specific Membrane

Treatment of patients with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer is by disease location and extent. Major guidelines recommend computed tomography (CT); magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); and/or bone scintigraphy at biochemical recurrence. However, these guidelines acknowledge limited sensitivity at low prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. Novel positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracers; promise to overcome this limitation, most recently…