New insight to Campylobacter sensor structures could lead to targeted antibiotic development

Researchers from the Institute of Glycomics have identified a novel bacterial sensor in Campylobacter species that enable the pathogenic cells to find suitable host cells. The findings have been published in Science Signalling. Campylobacter bacteria are the leading cause of food-borne illness, contributing to enteritis and other gastrointestinal distress we commonly identify as “food poisoning.” About one percent of the […]

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Inhaling statins rather than taking as a pill could end side-effects

Inhaling a lower dose of statins rather than taking them as a pill could end the scourge of side-effects, research suggests Inhaling Statins instead of taking them as a pill could stop common side-effects   Research by University of California, U.S, says this is due to doses being ‘lower’  30 per cent of patients prescribed statins stop taking them due to […]

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Commuting patterns could explain higher incidence of COVID-19 in Black Americans

The disproportionately high COVID-19 infection rates observed in Black Americans could be linked to their daily commuting patterns, according to a new study published today in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. The research found that increased exposure to other ethnic groups, for example as a result of an individual’s job or use of public transport, can result in […]

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England’s lockdown could last into March says minister

England on Tuesday entered a strict national lockdown aimed at stemming a steep rise in virus cases that a senior government minister warned could last into March. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the measures, including school closures and a ban on leaving home except for exercise and essential shopping, on Monday evening. Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove told Sky News […]

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Even though mass testing for COVID isn’t always accurate, it could still be useful

The mass testing of asymptomatic people for COVID-19 in the UK was thrown into question by a recent study. In a pilot in Liverpool, over half the cases weren’t picked up, leading some to question whether using tests that perform poorly is the best use of resources. The tests involved in this study were antigen tests. These see whether someone […]

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Surprising Things Taking Collagen Could Do To Your Body

While you might think of collagen as the ingredient in skin-care products that promises increased skin elasticity and youthful fullness, it actually plays many roles in the human body, and for that reason, people ingest collagen supplements to treat multiple issues and to improve the health of multiple bodily systems. However, there are also potential side effects associated with supplementing […]

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Colorado could avoid overrunning hospitals by keeping up pre-Thanksgiving COVID-19 precautions

If Coloradans can keep up the level of social distancing they practiced in the week before Thanksgiving, there’s a good chance the state can make it through the end of the year without overwhelming hospitals, according to the latest COVID-19 modeling report. But if people return to their habits from three weeks ago, hospitals could run out of capacity, especially […]

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More evidence that cellular ‘death by iron’ could be promising avenue of cancer treatment

If there is a silver lining in cancer’s chaotic biology, it’s that the same traits that give cancer cells a growth advantage often present opportunities for sabotaging them. That’s the central idea behind a new research paper published November 23 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) by Xuejun Jiang, a cell biologist in the Sloan Kettering Institute, […]

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Immune responses during embryo development could increase risk of schizophrenia

Past research has often highlighted the effects that immune activation in pregnant women can have on the development of human embryos, for instance increasing the risk of a child developing psychiatric disorders later in life. The neural mechanisms underpinning these effects, however, remain largely unclear. Researchers at New York Medical College have recently carried out a study investigating the impact […]

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Extraction of largely-unexplored bodily fluid could be a new source of biomarkers

Using an array of tiny needles that are almost too small to see, researchers have developed a minimally-invasive technique for sampling a largely-unexplored human bodily fluid that could potentially provide a new source of information for routine clinical monitoring and diagnostic testing. Biochemical information about the body most commonly comes from analysis of blood—which represents only 6% of bodily fluids—but […]

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