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To Fight against allergies Epidemic rise in Africa

According to a study, researchers estimated that allergies are on the rise in Africa, but with too few specialists to treat them, and a parallel increase in immune deficiency diseases, the situation is worse than they thought. Across Africa, many communities are faced daily with sewage-contaminated water supplies, unsanitary living conditions, and parasite infestations. The study was published in The Journal of Allergy.

The Tfh Cells In HIV Patients Might Be Ineffective

A team of chemical and biomedical engineers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has discovered that HIV-infected patients experience dysfunction in a certain type of immune cell: the follicular helper T (Tfh) cell.

Insights Into Treating Blood Disorders including Sickle Cell Anemia

Discovery by Scripps Research scientists may offer insight into treating blood disorders such as sickle cell anemia. In a new study, Velia Fowler, PhD, and her lab at The Scripps Research Institute report that a protein called myosin IIA contracts to give red blood cells their distinctive shape.

The findings, published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could shed light on sickle cell diseases and other disorders where red blood cells are deformed.

Soft Coral Sinularia sp: New Anticancer Agent

The chemical diversity of the soft coral Sinularia species in Bornean water has led to the isolation of one new cembranoid, sinularolide F (2), cembranolide (1), 15α-octahydro-cyclotetradeca[β]furan-2(3H)-one (3), and denticulatolide.

To test IAP and Vertebral column length Were Predictors of Spinal Anesthesia

In this observational study, researchers examined the parturients with increased physiologically intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) and short stature; a greater cephalad spread of spinal anesthesia is often observed after a fixed amount of plain bupivacaine is administered. Therefore, we designed this prospective study to test whether IAP and a vertebral column length (VCL) were predictors of spinal spread in parturients undergoing a cesarean section.