Diseases

Olympics: WHO says Zika low risk of spread

Jun 14, 2016 | | Say something

Olympics: WHO says Zika low risk of spread ; There is a “very low risk” of Zika virus is further spread internationally as a result of Olympic Games in Brazil, the emergency committee of the World Health Organization about the disease, said on Tuesday. The statement was made by the concern that rides the mosquito-borne […more]

Genome sequencing helps determine end of outbreak of tuberculosis

Jun 14, 2016 | | Say something

Genome sequencing helps determine end of outbreak of tuberculosis ; this photomicrograph reveals Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria using acid-fast Ziehl-Neelsen; X. magnified 1,000 spots acid-fast depend on the ability of mycobacteria to retain dye when treated with mineral acid or an acid-alcohol solution as the Ziehl-Neelsen stain, or the Kinyoun carbolfuchsin stains specific methods for M. […more]

miniature scaffolds could support the fight against superbugs

Jun 13, 2016 | | Say something

miniature scaffolds could support the fight against superbugs ; tiny molecular scaffold that binds to molecules together could be the key to our battle against antibiotic resistance . Research published in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters shows that the nanodot carbon scaffold mounted with small molecules called polyamines can kill some bacteria resistant to dangerous […more]

Predicting outbreaks of disease through environmental change

Jun 13, 2016 | | Say something

Predicting outbreaks of disease through environmental change ; Spatial distribution of tHE events simulated spill over through its endemic region in West Africa to (a) the present day, and (b) projected for 2070 under an average climate change scenario and complete land cover. The values ​​represent the expected number of overflow events per cell of […more]

Florida health warriors are deployed in war against Zika

Jun 11, 2016 | | Say something

Florida health warriors are deployed in war against Zika ; climate hot and humid Florida threatens the state of the mosquito Aedes aegypti, which spreads Zika virus Carlos Varas inspects backyards Miami armed with larvicide, pesticides and what looks like a long dropper arms. Their mission: to destroy the mosquito Aedes aegypti, which spreads the […more]

FDA approves vaccine against cholera

Jun 11, 2016 | | Say something

FDA approves vaccine against cholera ; Scanning electron microscope image Vibrio cholerae bacteria, which infect the digestive system. Credit: Ronald Taylor, Tom Kirn, Louisa Howard / Wikipedia In a landmark years in the making, a vaccine to prevent cholera, invented and developed by researchers at the University of Maryland School Center Medicine for Vaccine Development, […more]

female sex hormone key to the fight against serious immune disease

Jun 10, 2016 | | Say something

female sex hormone key to the fight against serious immune disease ; The results of a study presented today at the Annual Congress Against Rheumatism European League ( EULAR 2016) first demonstrated that a beneficial effect of estrogen in experimental models of fibrosis of the skin that are representative of the disease process in systemic […more]

Damage to the role of small liver protein leads to heart disease, fatty liver

Jun 10, 2016 | | Say something

Damage to the role of small liver protein leads to heart disease, fatty liver ; Dr. Siddiqi Shadab has first identified a small protein that when liver failure can lead to the leading cause of death in the nation – cardiovascular diseases – as well as fatty liver disease, a precursor Cancer. Credit: UCF: Suhtling […more]

filarial nematodes taking the whim of Austria

Jun 10, 2016 | | Say something

filarial nematodes taking the whim of Austria ; Austrian mosquitoes were captured and identified as potential vectors of filarial nematodes. Credit: Carina Zittra / Vetmeduni Vienna In Austria, the parasitic worms Dirofilaria repens and heartworm are generally regarded as unpleasant memories of trips abroad. A preliminary study has identified Vetmeduni Vienna indigenous mosquitoes as carriers […more]