We review the the study “Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory tract infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data” by the BMJ in regard to the amount of vitamin D needed to prevent colds and flu on a daily basis.
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“The life forms — 40 strains of microbes and even some viruses “ FEB 18, 2017 BOSTON – In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it is called both fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old. The bizarre microbes, found dormant […]
Public Release: 16-Feb-2017 Mutation in viral envelope protein may expose relatively hidden protein region to antibodies PLOS IMAGE: A photomicrograph revealing some of the histopathologic changes associated with West Nile virus Credit: A. Wilson; Brian W.J. Mahy, BSc, MA, PhD, ScD, DSc, USCDCP A mutation that impacts changes in the shape of an […]
We review the study ” The Use of 3,5,4′-Tri-O-acetylresveratrol as a Potential Prodrug for Resveratrol Protects Mice from γ-Irradiation-Induced Death ” In which acetyl-resveratrol protected against 9.75Gy of whole body radiation.
Public Release: 15-Feb-2017 American Association for the Advancement of Science A new study reveals how a parasitic worm can trigger the onset of a mysterious and incurable childhood seizure disorder. Nodding Syndrome (NS) is a progressive and often fatal type of epilepsy that afflicts children aged five to 15. Despite extensive research since […]
Public Release: 15-Feb-2017 Kent researchers have identified how few mutations it can take for Ebolaviruses to adapt to affect previously resistant species University of Kent IMAGE: Ebolavirus Protein VP24 is illustrated. Credit: University of Kent Kent researchers have identified how few mutations it can take for Ebolaviruses to adapt to affect previously resistant […]
Public Release: 14-Feb-2017 Cardiovascular disease costs will exceed $1 trillion by 2035 Nearly half of Americans will develop pre-existing cardiovascular disease conditions, analysis by RTI International shows RTI International RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – A new study projects that by 2035, cardiovascular disease, the most costly and prevalent killer, if left unchecked, will place […]
Public Release: 13-Feb-2017 Oregon State University CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study about the overwhelming importance of “superspreaders” in some infectious disease epidemics has shown that in the catastrophic 2014-15 Ebola epidemic in West Africa, about 3 percent of the people infected were ultimately responsible for infecting 61 percent of all cases. The […]
Public Release: 13-Feb-2017 University of Illinois College of Engineering Caption This is a schematic of a bio-bot: Engineered skeletal muscle tissue is coupled to a 3-D printed flexible skeleton. Optical stimulation of the muscle tissue, which is genetically engineered to contract in response to blue light, makes the bio-bot walk across a surface […]