Nurse says red eyes are telltale sign of coronavirus infection

Red eyes may be a tell-tale sign of coronavirus: Nurse who treated patients in Seattle nursing home says they ALL shared the facial ‘symptom’ Chelsey Earnest is a nurse at Life Care Center in Kirkland, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Washington state She said redness around the eyes was the most important sign that someone was infected with the […]

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Sensing infection, suppressing regeneration

In a new peer-reviewed publication, University of Illinois at Chicago researchers describe how the body’s response to inflammation, which helps to fight many kinds of infections, also can counterproductively suppress much-needed cell repair and regeneration in blood vessels. In the study, which is published in Immunity, the researchers describe an enzyme that blocks the ability of blood vessel cells to […]

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Iranian Vice-Minister of health with Coronavirus infected

In Iran, it has infected a member of the government with the Coronavirus. The Deputy Minister of health Iradsch Harirchi was tested positive for the pathogen. The Minister appealed on Tuesday with a video message to the Public. The pictures were shown on state television. Bad not go to him. He’ll have to defeat the Virus in the course of […]

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New discovery on the activity and function of MAIT cells during acute HIV infection

In a new study published in Nature Communications, researchers at Karolinska Institutet show that mucosa-associated invariant T cells (MAIT cells) of the human immune system respond with dynamic activity and reprogramming of gene expression during the initial phase of HIV infection. The study fills a knowledge gap, as previously, the function of MAIT cells during this particular phase was not […]

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New Yorkers are initiating treatment earlier after HIV infection, study shows

The most effective way to reduce HIV-related deaths and prevent onward transmission is to diagnose and treat all persons as soon as possible after HIV infection. According to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, New Yorkers living with HIV are being treated sooner after infection. The time to treatment initiation was reduced in tandem with expanded HIV testing and […]

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Taking antibiotics: Six mistakes that you should avoid

Antibiotics are a blessing – on the one hand. Since the discovery of the drug Penicillin in 1928, diseases that were previously often fatal, curable: lung inflammation or severe bacterial infections. Today, there are a variety of substances that act in different ways. Some kill bacteria, while others inhibit their growth. In this way, they support the immune system of […]

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NHS to trial Group B Strep infection screening in pregnant women

NHS to trial Group B Strep infection screening in pregnant women in a bid to protect newborns from deadly illnesses including pneumonia and sepsis A £2.8million study will compare the ECM test and ‘bedside test’ Currently, there is no routine screening for GBS, which is in one in five women But cases have risen by almost a third in 20 […]

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First comprehensive structural data on a key flu protein—it’s central to infection

Influenza A viruses spawn epidemics, global pandemics and sweeping outbreaks that kill millions of birds, yet only now have flu scientists obtained comprehensive, high-resolution structural data on a protein that is key to the very survival of an influenza virus. The highlighted protein is RNA polymerase, which transcribes and replicates the viral genome in the nucleus of host cells. Dr. […]

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Researchers identify barriers to fungal infection diagnosis

There are several barriers that prevent the consistent use of fungal diagnostic preparations to correctly identify cutaneous fungal infections, according to a survey from a team at the George Washington University (GW). The study is published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. Cutaneous fungal infections account for between 3.5 and 6.5 million dermatologist office visits per year. Despite their […]

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