News Articles on 'Tropical Medicine'

Back to All Specialties


Mosquito spit may affect your immune system for days

Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have discovered that the interaction ... In their new work, Rebecca Rico-Hesse, of Baylor College of Medicine, USA, and colleagues studied the effect of mosquito bites on human immune cells ...

Source: EurekAlert!
Published: 17 May 2018

Mosquito Bites Leave A Lasting Impression On Our Immune System

Rebecca Rico-Hesse, a virologist at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas ... the team reports today in PLoS: Neglected Tropical Diseases. The researchers say their discovery could explain how these tissues might act as virus incubators and ...

Source: Discover Magazine
Published: 17 May 2018

Mosquito Spit Alone May Significantly Alter Your Immune System for Days After a Bite

In a new study, published in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, scientists from Baylor College of Medicine examined the effects of mosquito bites on human immune cells. To do this they bioengineered mice using human stem cells, which effectively ...

Source: Newsweek
Published: 18 May 2018

North eastern students six times less likely to start medicine and dentistry degrees than London peers, finds analysis

More than six times as many students from London were accepted on to medicine and dentistry university courses than their peers from north-east England, a new damning analysis reveals. Only 245 students from the North East took up places for medicine ...

Source: The Independent
Published: 21 May 2018

Using food as medicine: Woman's battle against cancer being studied by Harvard researchers

“She’s teaching me food is the best form of medicine,” said Phil Baugh, one of Bero’s clients. Baugh, a 43-year-old father of three, is fighting brain cancer. “It’s stopped growing now so it’s wonderful,” Baugh said. “And a huge part of ...

Source: WAVY-TV
Published: 20 May 2018

Research details developments in the global sports medicine suture anchor industry

Sports Medicine Suture Anchor Market report provides details about production, revenue, gross margin, consumption value & volume, sale price, import and export, and forecast to 2023 Global Sports Medicine Suture Anchor Industry Report provides detailed ...

Source: WhaTech
Published: 21 May 2018

Malawi medicine regulator cautions on herbal, traditional medicines

Public Relations officer for the board, Mphatso Kayuwe, said in an interview that their board has not certified any herbal medicine such that patients should source medicine from regulated places like pharmacies, drug store, hospitals and clinics.

Source: Malawi Nyasa Times
Published: 16 May 2018

Traditional medicine and cure for malaria

It was very interesting to hear officials of the Federal Government of Nigeria announcing, the other day, the creation of a traditional medicine department in the Ministry of Health to find a cure for malaria. According to the World Health Organisation ...

Source: The Guardian Nigeria
Published: 11 May 2018

Researchers urge re-examination of colonial models in regulation of traditional medicine practitioners

Two commentaries in JACM (The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine), a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers that is dedicated to examining paradigm, practice, and policy advancing integrative health, raise questions ...

Source: News Medical
Published: 14 May 2018

Taking the path toward a degree in global medicine

Sandrine Kyane is a graduating student in the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Master of Science in Global Medicine program. She spoke with Paul Boutin of USC News about her search for an educational path to her career goal of running hospitals.

Source: USC-News
Published: 08 May 2018

Infection Blood Test of Limited Value in Reducing Antibiotic Use

The national, randomized clinical trial was coordinated by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The results ...

Source: Scicasts
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

Former Johns Hopkins director named dean of Tulane's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Former Johns Hopkins director Thomas LaVeist has been named the new dean of Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, according to a news release sent out by the university on Tuesday (May 1). At Tulane he will also hold the ...

Source: NOLA.com
Published: 01 May 2018

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Select FlowForma BPM to Replace Paper and Drive Collaboration

FlowForma, the leading provider of BPM tools for Microsoft Office 365 ®, today announced that Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), is using the FlowForma BPM tool to accelerate and improve their travel approval process, as well as over 60 other ...

Source: Yahoo Finance
Published: 22 Aug 2017

Zika, tropical medicine, and infant monsters of the third world

What’s struck me most about U.S. coverage of the Zika virus are the images: black and brown children, inevitably from Brazil, with smaller-than-expected heads. Zika is thought to cause microcephaly, and although there’s still no solid proof of the ...

Source: Grist
Published: 11 Feb 2016

UWI’s Tropical Medicine Research Institute renamed

THE University of the West Indies recently unveiled the Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR) to the public at a special event held at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. The institute, which health professionals and policymakers were ...

Source: The Jamaica Observer
Published: 22 Feb 2017

Tropical medicine researchers show malaria prophylaxis is effective when the timing is right

Over 100 million travelers from temperate regions visit malaria-risk areas every year. Some 30,000 become infected with the pathogen Plasmodium falciparum, which is spread by the Anopheles mosquito. Malaria takes its deadly toll on the local population ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 29 Mar 2017

Public Health, Tropical Medicine Expert Named as New Preventive Medicine Department Chair for Hebert School of Medicine

Newswise — Bethesda, Md-- Navy Captain (Dr.) Mark S. Riddle, an expert in tropical medicine and public health, was selected to lead the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 20 Mar 2017

Even a Mosquito's Spit May Help Make You Sick

"The diversity of the immune response was most striking to me. This is surprising given that no actual infection with any type of infectious agent occurred," Paust said. The study was published May 17 in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Source: philly.com
Published: 21 May 2018

The testing ground: Could an experimental vaccine save the DRC from Ebola?

Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an Ebola expert, said the DRC had coped well with Ebola in the past. “They clearly have experience and know how to do it as long as it is in a rural area where it has been up ...

Source: bhekisisa.org
Published: 21 May 2018

Congo-Kinshasa: High Risk of Ebola Spreading in DR Congo and Across Its Borders

It will be implemented within a study protocol which has been accepted by the national authorities and the ethical review board in Kinshasa," Max Gertler of the Institute of Tropical Medicine at Charite Hospital in Germany told DW. "We have a lot of hope ...

Source: AllAfrica.com
Published: 19 May 2018

Here's Why Mosquito Bites Itch for Such a Long Time

But in the new study, published today (May 17) in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases ... In the study, the researchers, from the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas, injected baby mice with human hematopoietic stem cells — which later turn ...

Source: Live Science
Published: 18 May 2018

Mosquito spit primes your body for disease—so scientists want to make an anti-saliva vaccine

“You can try to protect against many, many different pathogens in one fell swoop, with one vaccine,” says Rebecca Rico-Hesse, a virologist at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston ... in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Source: Popular Science
Published: 17 May 2018

High risk of Ebola spreading in DR Congo and across its borders

It will be implemented within a study protocol which has been accepted by the national authorities and the ethical review board in Kinshasa," Max Gertler of the Institute of Tropical Medicine at Charite Hospital in Germany told DW. "We have a lot of hope ...

Source: dw.com
Published: 18 May 2018

Dr. Wilbur G. Downs Dies at 77; Tropical Medicine Expert at Yale

Wilbur George Downs, a clinical professor of epidemiology and public health at the Yale University School of Medicine and an expert on tropical medicine, died on Sunday at his home in Branford, Conn. He was 77 years old. He died of a heart attack, a ...

Source: The New York Times
Published: 01 Jan 2001