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West Nile virus: Effectivenes of RNA-based Therapy

A Yale-led research team developed a new RNA therapy, delivered through the nose, to treat mice infected with West Nile Virus. The innovative approach reduced the virus in the brain, allowing the immune system to destroy the virus and develop long-term protection against West Nile Virus disease, the researchers said.

Mucus Might Help To Predict the Type Of Chronic Sinusitis

According to a study, researchers examined that a patients mucus may predict the type of his or her chronic sinusitis, which could help doctors determine whether surgery or medical treatments can produce the best outcomes. They have experienced high pollen levels while the weather and temperatures continue to fluctuate, aggravating sinus symptoms. Justin Turner, MD, Ph.D., associate professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

New Study Sheds Light on Little-known, Cryptococcal Infections

A new study from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), explores little-known fungal infections caused by the fungus Cryptococcus. There are currently no vaccines available for any fungal infection, which can be extremely fatal to patients under therapy for diseases like HIV, AIDS and cancer. Researchers suggest that more studies are required to develop an effective solution to these infections.

Fatty Liver Might Be Caused Due To Inflammation

A poor diet and other risk factors result in liver disease. This crucial metabolic organ could become fatty and inflamed. In the long term, this might result in irreversible and life-threatening organ damage (cirrhosis of the liver or 'shrunken liver').

Facial Expressions Evolved As The Shape and Structure of the face of Humans

Researchers have speculated that raising eyebrows and other facial expressions evolved as the shape and structure of the face of men changed with time making them smaller and flatter. Early Homo sapiens had thick bone brows; this made raising eyebrows and a host of other facial expressions difficult for them. With the passage of time evolution took its course and the brows smoothened. The study was published in the latest issue of the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.