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Reverse zoonosis: human pathogens are ruining wildlife

Reverse zoonosis: human pathogens are ruining wildlife

Arctic wildlife is threatened by human pathogens, with scientists warning the risk of mass extinction occurring across the polar ecosystem due to reverse zoonosis. Zoonosis...
Genetic study points to potential epilepsy therapy

Genetic study points to potential epilepsy therapy

Newly identified drugs are promising candidates for epilepsy therapy as they directly target the genetic basis of the disease. In order to create a better...
Human papilloma virus predicts risks of cervical cancer

Human papilloma virus predicts risks of cervical cancer

According to Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, human papilloma virus can cause cervical cancer & women have higher risk of pre-cancerous lesions if they carry HPV...
Subthreshold bipolar disorder: lives are about to change

Subthreshold bipolar disorder: lives are about to change

The lives of millions of bipolar sufferers are about to change forever as breakthrough treatment for type 2 and subthreshold bipolar disorder was announced. The...
Diagnosis of skin cancer: visual inspection is not enough

Diagnosis of skin cancer: visual inspection is not enough

Researchers have concluded that the visual inspection of a suspicious skin lesion using the naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate...
Study reveals how aid communication is perceived in African countries

Study reveals how aid communication is perceived in African countries

Aid recipients call for more dignity and diversity in aid communication from international NGOs (INGOs) and development organisations. Participants from six Sub-Saharan African countries spoke...
Neuroimaging techniques and dissociative identity disorder treatment

Neuroimaging techniques and dissociative identity disorder treatment

Neuroimaging techniques can distinguish between healthy brains and those with multiple personality disorder - could this lead to dissociative identity disorder treatment? Machine-learning and neuroimaging...
Memory retention: Drawing is better for the brain than writing

Memory retention: Drawing is better for the brain than writing

According to the University of Waterloo, Canada, older adults who take up drawing could enhance their level of memory retention. As people grow older it...
Have you heard the buzz about the new malaria prevention drugs?

Have you heard the buzz about the new malaria prevention drugs?

Researchers tested chemical compounds for their ability to inhibit malaria parasites at earlier stages & may have stumbled on new malaria prevention drugs. Chemical starting...
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease decreased by new AI app

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease decreased by new AI app

A new AI app successfully decreases symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, an incurable lung disease affecting 64m people worldwide. Published in the International Journal...
Treatment of acute kidney injury achieved through protecting the mitochondria

Treatment of acute kidney injury achieved through mitochondria protection

Scientists have described the natural mechanism for temporarily protecting the mitochondria is key to decoding the treatment of acute kidney injury. For the first time,...
Sexual functioning and frequency improved by cardiac rehabilitation

Sexual functioning and frequency improved by cardiac rehabilitation

According to Canadian Journal of Cardiology, exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation leads to better sexual functioning for patients with cardiovascular disease. Although further investigation is needed to...
Metal oxidation from arc welding fume is detrimental to human health

Metal oxidation from arc welding fume is detrimental to human health

Research finds the toxic chemical compound, metal oxidation, forming from arc welding fume is infiltrating the human body through the respiratory system. International toxicologist scientists...
Neighbourhoods with more green space may reduce heart disease

Neighbourhoods with more green space may reduce heart disease

Those who live in leafy neighbourhoods with more green space are more likely to reduce heart disease symptoms. Researchers from the University of Louisville, USA,...
Toxic flame retardants in car seats ignite concerns about children’s health

Toxic flame retardants in car seats ignite concerns about children’s health

Study has found toxic flame retardants in newly manufactured children's car seats, sparking concerns about children's health. According to a new study conducted by Indiana...
Gene therapy process reversing sickle cell anaemia symptoms

Gene therapy process reversing sickle cell anaemia symptoms

After over a decade of preclinical research and development, a new gene therapy process is reversing sickle cell anaemia symptoms in patients. The gene therapy...
Aerobic exercise may improve kidney function in obesity

Aerobic exercise may improve kidney function in obesity

Researchers find that aerobic exercise may reduce the risk of diabetes related kidney disease and may even improve kidney function in obesity. Kidney, renal, disease...
CAR T cell therapy - axicabtagene ciloleucel ready for treatment

CAR T cell therapy – axicabtagene ciloleucel ready for treatment

The CAR T cell therapy, axicabtagene ciloleucel received European Marketing Authorisation for the treatment of adult patients suffering with lymphoma. Kite, a Gilead Company, announced...
Time to move forward with replacement therapy in type 1 diabetes

Time to move forward with replacement therapy in type 1 diabetes

New research will facilitate the manufacturing of pancreatic islet cells from stem cells and might help combating type 1 diabetes with replacement therapy. Scientists made...
Rotavirus infection influenced by complex interactions in mother’s milk

Rotavirus infection influenced by complex interactions in mother’s milk

Researchers have found that the sugars and microbiome in mother's milk influence neonatal rotavirus infection. An international team of researchers from several institutions, used a...

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