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While titanium implants such as artificial hips can greatly improve patients' lives, they're also subject to serious bacterial infections. An experimental new antibacterial titanium alloy, however, could make such problems a thing of the past.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Washington State University, Implant, Titanium, Alloy, Antibacterial
They’ve been on the planet for around 83 million years, and their giant ancestor Deinosuchus is believed to have even dined on dinosaurs. But while the crocodile is best known as an aggressive apex predator, the reptile has plenty of attack power in its immune system too.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Infections, Fungus, The Immune System, Microbes, Bacteria
A new vaccine targeting the three most common human fungal infections is showing promising results in early preclinical studies. The data paves the way for future human trials testing this pan-fungal vaccine in the hopes of preventing infections that have been linked to over one million deaths a year.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Vaccines, Fungus, University of Georgia
New research looking at health records from nearly half a million people has identified 22 different associations between viral infections and neurodegenerative diseases. Influenza, encephalitis and other viral infections all were linked to increased rates of brain diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and MS.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Virus, Infections, Dementia, Brain, Alzheimer
A new study has presented more evidence backing up a hypothesis suggesting viral infections in the olfactory system can accelerate the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Instead of focusing on specific viruses, the research looked at the relationship between biomarkers of viral infections and neurodegeneration in the hippocampus.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Alzheimer's Diseas
In the first study to investigate the effects of repeat SARS-CoV-2 infections on a person's general health researchers have found COVID reinfections can increase one's risk of neurological diseases, diabetes, lung problems and heart disease. The findings suggest a second or third COVID infection could result in adverse health outcomes not seen during an initial infection.Continue ReadingCategory:
In the first big real-world test for monoclonal antibodies against malaria a new study has reported extraordinarily promising results, with a novel therapy found to be 88.2% effective at preventing infections across a six-month period. The results add to a growing body of research focusing on antibody therapy as a tool to fight malaria.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTa
Toxoplasma gondii is a common parasite in humans, but exactly how it’s so good at spreading has been murky. Now scientists at Stockholm University have uncovered a sneaky Trojan horse technique that allows it to avoid the immune system.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Parasites, Health, Infections, Protein, The Immune System, Cells, Stockholm University
People with cystic fibrosis are vulnerable to potentially fatal Mycobacterium abscessus lung infections, which are notoriously difficult to treat. A new treatment may succeed where others have failed, however – and it utilizes antibacterial honey.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Aston University, Treatment, Antibacterial, Lung
Researchers in Spain are reporting on the case of a young healthcare worker testing positive to COVID-19 twice in 20 days. Genomic sequencing revealed the first infection was the Delta variant and the second was Omicron making this the shortest officially recorded gap between two SARS-CoV-2 infections.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Virus, is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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