Thursday, February 2, 2023

Cold Sores Linked to Common Gene Mutation

Cold sores affect around one in five people but, until now, no one has been sure why some are more prone to the virus...

Translating Nature’s Library Yields Drug Leads for AIDS, Cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease

An ingredient, prostratin, derived from a medicinal tea traditionally brewed from tree bark by tribal healers on the South Pacific island of Samoa is...

Drinking Coffee Reduces Mortality Rate by 50% in Patients with HIV,...

Patients infected by both human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are at specific risk of end-stage liver disease and greater risk...

Stomach Bacteria Switch Off Human Immune Defenses to Cause Disease

Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that establishes a life-long stomach infection in humans, which in some cases can lead to duodenal ulcers or stomach cancer....

Brain Tumors Use Stealth Coating to Evade Body’s Immune System, New...

Brain tumors fly under the radar of the body's defense forces by coating their cells with extra amounts of a specific protein, new research...

Parasite in Cat Poop May Play a Role in Curing Cancer

Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is a single-celled parasite that is happiest in a cat’s intestines, but it can live in any warm blooded animal. Found...

Dogs May Not Be’ Man’s Best Friend’ During Hay Fever Season

Ragweed allergy season can be even more miserable for those with dog, cat or dust mite allergies, according to new research. These year-round allergies appear to "pre-prime" the immune system so symptoms hit harder, according to a study recently published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).

Gut Microbes Help Immune Cells Develop, Battle Infection Study Finds

The human relationship with microbial life is complicated. At almost any supermarket, you can pick up both antibacterial soap and probiotic yogurt during the...

New Compound Dramatically Reduces Joint Inflammation

An experimental compound synthesized and developed by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has the capacity to significantly reduce...

Japanese Pickled Turnip Shown to Prevent Flu Infection in Animal Model

Scientists have discovered that bacteria found in a traditional Japanese pickle can prevent flu. Could this be the next superfood? The research, which assesses the...

Preventing Immune Cell Death From Oxidative Stress with Vitamin E

You're up in the mountains, the snow is blindingly white, and the sun is blazing down from the sky: ideal skiing conditions – but...

Mechanism of Traditional Chinese Herb Revealed

The mysterious inner workings of Chang Shan – a Chinese herbal medicine used for thousands of years to treat fevers associated with malaria – have been...