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MIT chemists hope manmade ‘xenoproteins’ can help battle diseases like Ebola

Now, the researchers are hoping they can use the xenoproteins in the fight against Ebola, anthrax, and other deadly, infectious diseases. “A lot of folks have been working hard to incorporate one or two non-natural amino acids into a protein, but what we ...

Source: The Boston Globe
Published: 21 May 2018

Is there really a 'big epidemic' of tick diseases? CDC warns about 7 new viruses

A recent afternoon walk turned into a tick attack for a Massachusetts man. As community forester Derek Lirange was hiking around the Tower Hill Botanic Gardens in Worcester on May 16, he spotted a few ticks on his pants. Within a few more minutes, there ...

Source: Today
Published: 21 May 2018

Tick/Lyme diseases combating efforts get new New York push

Tick/Lyme diseases combating efforts get new New York push New York plans to step up efforts to reduce tick populations and, ultimately, the spread of Lyme and other diseases. Check out this story on poughkeepsiejournal.com: https://pojonews.co/2rZlrFo

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal
Published: 21 May 2018

Collaborating to Protect Against Infectious Disease

"Highly Infectious Diseases of IH and Public Health Significance," an education session that took place May 21 at the 2018 American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo, was timely. Presenter Aurora Le from the Indiana University School of Public Health at ...

Source: Ohsonline.com
Published: 21 May 2018

The Most Dangerous Diseases Found on Cruises and How to Avoid Getting Sick

When you board a cruise, the only thing on your mind should be relaxing in an exotic location with a drink (or two) and grazing the unlimited buffet. While cruises provide everything you need for an indulgent vacation, they also provide the perfect ...

Source: The Cheat Sheet
Published: 21 May 2018

Chimpanzees eat plants that point to new ways of treating diseases

The leaves of the Tristemma coronatum plant are known to induce sleep. Author provided As cancer and other non-infectious diseases continue to rise all over the world it's become harder for scientists to find safe, effective treatments. In addition ...

Source: Phys.org
Published: 21 May 2018

Food choices help lower risk for inflammation, diseases like cancer

However, eating to help keep your body in good health and lower its risk for diseases like cancer or conditions like chronic inflammation is something Baystate Medical Center's Paula Serafino-Cross, a registered dietitian nutritionist, has three simple ...

Source: MassLive
Published: 20 May 2018

6 Tips to identifying diseases in field

Now that the field season is upon us, it is a good time to go over some tips and tricks for diagnosing field issues.Think of how diseases work- some kill tissues and feed off the dead or decaying tissue, others “suck” nutrients from living tissues ...

Source: Corn and Soybean Digest
Published: 21 May 2018

No Sex? You Can Still Get Sexually Transmitted Diseases This Way

It’s time we gave you a tip. Not that tip, a serious tip. You’re a smooth operator between the sheets. You’re a stallion who rules the steed. You’re a straight shooter in a bendy world. We’re just going to come out and say it. You rule at sex.

Source: D'MARGE
Published: 21 May 2018

Many Americans say infectious and emerging diseases in other countries will threaten the US

ARLINGTON, Va.--May 21, 2018-- An overwhelming majority of Americans (95%) think infectious and emerging diseases facing other countries will pose a 'major' or 'minor' threat to the U.S. in the next few years, but more than half (61%) say they are ...

Source: EurekAlert!
Published: 21 May 2018

UTILITY Receives Qualified Infectious Disease Product Designation from the U.S. FDA

UTILITY therapeutics Ltd (“UTILITY” or “the Company”), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercialising antibiotics in the US, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated both mecillinam ...

Source: The Business Journals
Published: 21 May 2018

7 Weird Diseases You Can Get From Your Cat

Cats are gross. Yeah, yeah — they are cute and adorable, too, but let’s talk about how gross they are. In addition to the fact that they proudly parade around your home with their exposed butthole, intentionally placing it on all your most-used ...

Source: Bustle
Published: 21 May 2018

Neurological protein found to protect against inflammatory diseases

The finding is potentially important, since it could lead to the development of new treatments for such conditions. Immune cells called macrophages are classified as either pro- (M1) or anti- (M2) inflammatory macrophages. M1 cells are involved in the ...

Source: News Medical
Published: 21 May 2018

Ticks and mosquitoes bringing more diseases – what can we do?

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Joyce Sakamoto, Pennsylvania State University and Shelley Whitehead, Pennsylvania State University (THE CONVERSATION) Cases of vector-borne ...

Source: Houston Chronicle
Published: 21 May 2018

Orphan lung diseases treatment market insights shared in detailed report

Orphan lung diseases are exemplified by the purported disregarded infectious diseases, which are endemic to regions mainly in Africa, Asia and the Americas. These scatters influence 1 billion individuals worldwide and can bring about distortion, long ...

Source: WhaTech
Published: 21 May 2018

How Mosquitoes' Saliva Can Worsen Diseases They Transmit

A mouse study conducted by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston suggests that substances in mosquito saliva trigger immune system responses that can increase the severity of the diseases they transmit. Mosquito-borne diseases like dengue ...

Source: HealthCentral
Published: 21 May 2018

Genetic Testing Market To Reach US$5.783 billion in 2022 – Analysis By Type, Diseases, Technology And Key Regions

A new market study, titled “Genetic Testing Market – Forecasts from 2017 to 2022”, has been featured on WiseGuyReports. The global genetic testing market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 11.76% to grow from US$4.620 billion in 2017 to US$5.783 ...

Source: Medgadget
Published: 21 May 2018

Global Molecular Diagnostics Markets, 2016-2024 - Focus on Infectious Disease Testing, Blood Screening, Cancer Screening & Other Applications

Global Molecular Diagnostics Market for Clostridium difficile by Leading Player (2017): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Becton Dickinson, Cepheid, Meridian, and Others List of Select Molecular C. difficile Test Products Competition in the Blood ...

Source: PR Newswire
Published: 21 May 2018

Africa: Chimpanzees Eat Plants That Point to New Ways of Treating Diseases

As cancer and other non-infectious diseases continue to rise all over the world it's become harder for scientists to find safe, effective treatments. In addition, bacteria are becoming more and more resistant to drugs and synthetic medicines have become ...

Source: AllAfrica.com
Published: 20 May 2018

Anti-Nuclear Antibody (ANA) Testing Market Driven by Rising Threat of Autoimmune Diseases in Developed Economies | MarketResearchFuture.com

Anti-Nuclear Antibody (ANA) Testing Market report explores Scope of the Study as Research Objective, Assumptions and Limitations in-depth. The report gives Market Dynamics by Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Mega Trends and Macroeconomic Indicators.

Source: Medgadget
Published: 21 May 2018

NYU Langone's Center for Stroke and Neurovascular Diseases Launches as Destination for Complex Care

Led by directors Howard A. Riina MD, professor of neurosurgery, neurology and radiology and vice chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, and Koto Ishida, MD, assistant professor of neurology and director of NYU Langone's stroke program, the Center for ...

Source: PR Newswire
Published: 21 May 2018

http://www.navilas.com New Website Informs Diabetics about the Navigated Laser Treatment of Vision-Threatening Retinal Diseases

IRVINE, Calif. & TELTOW, Germany, May 21, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Navilas® is the only digital retinal laser that uses eye-tracking technology. The benefits for patients: Effective treatment to maintain vision with less pain(1) and less subsequent ...

Source: The Business Journals
Published: 21 May 2018

Ensure logistics in hospitals to tackle vector-borne diseases: LG

New Delhi, May 21 : Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Monday directed the Health Department officials to ensure that all logistics, including mosquito nets, medicines and diagnostic kits, were made available in hospitals here to tackle vector-borne diseases.

Source: New Kerala
Published: 21 May 2018

Kenya: Costly Lessons - Over 200 Schools Shut as Water-Borne Diseases Rise

The state of health in various schools hit by ongoing floods is worrying, as students and pupils risk contracting various diseases. This comes even as the Kenya Meteorological Department warns of heavy rainfall in several parts of the country - including ...

Source: AllAfrica.com
Published: 21 May 2018

Gene Found that Regulates Protein Aggregates in Neurodegenerative Diseases

A gene called Ankrd16 can prevent the harmful protein aggregates that build up in neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, according to researchers. Their study, “ANKRD16 prevents neuron loss caused by an editing-defective tRNA ...

Source: Parkinson's Disease
Published: 21 May 2018

Africa could save over $52bn by Investing in the Treatment of Neglected Tropical Diseases

Investments aimed at treating and curbing the spread of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) can result in up to 40-Fold worth of returns in terms of economic benefits, the END Fund has said following a successful project in Rwanda Studies show that every ...

Source: Nairobi
Published: 20 May 2018