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Global Good wants to rid the world of deadly diseases with lasers and A.I.

In April 2018, Bill Gates freaked everyone out by reminding us we aren’t ready for a pandemic. Referencing research from the Institute for Disease Modeling, the Microsoft co-founder said that over 33 million people could die in a matter of months from a ...

Source: digitaltrends.com
Published: 16 Feb 2019

Influenza and the common cold – two different diseases

There is a lack of information about the difference between influenza and the common cold. Most people struggle to distinguish between these two conditions, and this often leads to irritation and ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 18 Feb 2019

Albireo Pharma: Small Pharma With Deep Expertise In Liver Diseases

Albireo is targeting PFIC, a cholestasis mediated disease. The company, an AstraZeneca spinoff, has deep expertise in liver diseases. We have a strong positive opinion about Albireo. Albireo ...

Source: Seeking Alpha
Published: 18 Feb 2019

Blood clot discovery could pave way for treatment of blood diseases

Scientists have discovered new ways in which the body regulates blood clots, in a discovery which could one day lead to the development of better treatments that could help prevent and treat conditions including heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia.

Source: E Science News
Published: 18 Feb 2019

Preventing “Cell Wall Remodeling” May Hold Key to Defeating Intransigent Super Bugs in Cystic Fibrosis, Other Diseases

Newswise — B. multivorans is a notorious pathogen that can cause infections such as pneumonia in immune-compromised individuals with underlying lung diseases, including cystic fibrosis. This pathogen can also cause rapid clinical deterioration in ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 18 Feb 2019

Community brings food to the table for child with two rare diseases

Several tests with new doctors revealed baby Wyatt has two rare gastrointestinal diseases. Heather explained, "His body thinks that food is an allergen and it starts attacking itself, so he has a lot of difficulties with new foods and anything processed."

Source: WKRG
Published: 16 Feb 2019

Blood clot discovery could lead to development of better treatments for blood diseases

Scientists have discovered new ways in which the body regulates blood clots, in a discovery which could one day lead to the development of better treatments that could help prevent and treat conditions including heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia.

Source: News Medical
Published: 16 Feb 2019

Senior Living: Here’s the deal on degenerative joint diseases

While enjoying a Super Bowl party – at least the wings and the halftime show – a woman volunteered how much she enjoyed my column. Her thumb hurt though. She asked me to write on arthritis. Dr. Thomas W. LaGrelius I looked at her hand. She had obvious ...

Source: Orange County Register
Published: 15 Feb 2019

Aspect Biosystems and NRC Canada collaborate to study brain diseases

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Aspect Biosystems, a Vancouver-based biotechnology company, are collaborating to use bioprinting to study and treat brain diseases. Tamer Mohamed ...

Source: 3D Printing Industry
Published: 15 Feb 2019

Is Climate Change Causing A Rise In The Number Of Mosquito And Tick-borne Diseases?

Life in a single-family home in suburban America, one with a quiet and spacious backyard, surrounded by natural habitats, lush green vegetation, where beautiful birds, squirrels and other small ...

Source: Global Economic Intersection
Published: 15 Feb 2019

Vaccines Market - Demand for Vaccines Is High In Countries Susceptible To Epidemic Diseases, Contributing To the Significant Market Growth

The vaccine market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.9% from 2017 to 2023, reaching $ 6.514 billion by 2023. The combined vaccine sector accounted for more than one-third of the global market in 2016. Vaccines use antigenic components to strengthen the ...

Source: openpr.com
Published: 18 Feb 2019

Open-science model for drug discovery expands to neurodegenerative diseases

Parkinson's disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis are the newest frontiers for open science drug discovery, a global movement led by academic scientists in Toronto that puts knowledge sharing ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 15 Feb 2019

Stellenbosch builds world class institute to investigate deadly diseases

The facility will be one of the most innovative and advanced biomedical research centres in Africa. It will be based at the university’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in Tygerberg. Faculty dean, Professor Jimmy Volmink said the institute would ...

Source: Daily Maverick on MSN.com
Published: 16 Feb 2019

Florida Man Posed As Doctor, Said He Could Cure Diabetes, Other Diseases By Injecting Patients With Their Own Blood

A Florida man was arrested last week after an undercover operation revealed that he was posing as a doctor and offering cures for various health issues provided that patients paid a fee for his services. According to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office ...

Source: Newsweek
Published: 15 Feb 2019

Black carrots could reduce risk of Neurological Diseases

New research suggests that eating black carrots on a regular basis could have positive benefits in reducing the risk of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Some components of black carrots -including its anti-inflammatory properties and ...

Source: FreshPlaza
Published: 15 Feb 2019

Scientists worry about zombie deer diseases' impact on humans

An illness known as zombie deer disease has now been reported in 22 states and Canada. Now, scientists are concerned about the potential impact on humans. The scientific term is chronic wasting ...

Source: WNYT NewsChannel 13
Published: 15 Feb 2019

Infectious Diseases Market Analysis, Trends and Forecast 2019-2026 by Key Players: Cubist, Vertex, Eli Lilly, Chimerix Pharmaceuticals

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/16/2019 -- A new market assessment report on the Infectious Diseases market provides a comprehensive overview of the Infectious Diseases industry for the forecast period 2019 - 2026. The analytical study is proposed to ...

Source: Digital Journal
Published: 17 Feb 2019

Patients at Ontario Clinic Warned About Infectious Disease Risk

A dentist in Kingston, Ontario, is working with Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health to contact patients about a potential risk of bloodborne infection. Patients of Dr. K. Luco Dentistry Professional Corporation who received ...

Source: Dentistry Today
Published: 15 Feb 2019

Researchers study animal venoms to identify new medicines for treating diseases

The study of natural toxins and their derivatives may help in the development of medicines to treat diseases like cancer and osteoarthritis, says coordinator of the Center of Excellence in New Target Discovery. Animal venoms are the subject of study at ...

Source: News Medical
Published: 15 Feb 2019

How we can contain and manage the rising burden of non-communicable diseases such as cancer

When Kenya crossed the threshold to become a low-middle income country four years ago following the rebasing of its National Accounts, including Gross Domestic Product and Gross National Income, a new health burden begun to rise. The economic transition ...

Source: standardmedia.co.ke
Published: 18 Feb 2019

New research framework may help better understand, predict infectious disease risks

Lead author Lynn Martin, PhD, is a professor at the University of South Florida College of Public Health. Credit: USF Health The 2014-16 Ebola virus epidemic that ravaged Western Africa, killing thousands, was the largest in history. An analysis of the ...

Source: Phys.org
Published: 29 Jan 2019

Venezuela’s next crisis: rampant spread of infectious disease

To the list of woes brought on by Venezuela’s economic and political turmoil, add one more: a crippled national vaccination program has resulted in record-high numbers in cases of measles, diphtheria and other vaccine-preventable diseases — a growing ...

Source: ScienceBlog
Published: 31 Jan 2019

Diseases through the decades – here’s what to look out for in your 40s, 60s, 80s and beyond

Maria Carolina Inacio receives funding from NHMRC (APP1148106) and MRFF (APP1152268). Azmeraw T. Amare, Jyoti Khadka, Sarah Bray, Stephanie Harrison, and Tiffany Gill do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or ...

Source: The Conversation
Published: 25 Dec 2018

A new multipurpose Infectious Disease Unit opens in Juba, South Sudan

Juba 20 December, 2018 – A new multi-purpose, Infectious Diseases Unit was officially opened today 20 December by His Excellency Gen. Taban Deng Gai; the First Vice President of South Sudan. The opening of the Dr John Garang Infectious Diseases Unit ...

Source: afro.who.int
Published: 22 Dec 2018

Kevin Durant, Kings PA announcer have fun with 'infectious disease' comment

Kevin Durant sure was confused when Kings PA announcer Scott Moak said the Warriors forward was getting bandaged for an "infectious disease." The comment quickly caught Durant's attention.

Source: Yahoo Sports
Published: 08 Jan 2019

Korean researchers study respiratory diseases with 3D printed airway-on-chip

Korean researchers from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) and Seoul National University (SNU) have used 3D bioprinting to create a biomimetic airway-on-a-chip. “We reproduced an in-vivo-like 3D vascular network by assembling ...

Source: 3D Printing Industry
Published: 31 Jan 2019

Health cover for only vector-borne diseases

MUMBAI: With India seeing a high incidence of diseases spread by mosquitoes, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance has launched a health cover that is specifically targeted at seven vector borne diseases - dengue, malaria, chikungunya, Kala Azar, Japanese ...

Source: Times of India
Published: 16 Jan 2019

A new normal in humanitarian aid: treating middle-class diseases

Treating undernourished children, boosting nutrition for pregnant women, and even providing a statistical basis for the term “famine” have all become routine parts of humanitarian health programmes. But the routine is changing. As conflicts and crises ...

Source: IRIN
Published: 11 Dec 2018