Daily Archives: October 14, 2016

Active ingredients in personal care products detected throughout the environment

On a daily basis, we use a variety of personal care products, including soaps, detergents, sunscreens, fragrances, insect repellents, cosmetics, and shampoos.  In fact, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the average household spends over

Suicide in pregnancy: a tragic cause of maternal death on the Thai-Myanmar border

Across the globe, suicide is an important and leading cause of death during pregnancy and after childbirth. The estimates we have are likely to be under-estimates of the true figures because many death registers wrongly record deaths

Modulation of SOCS3 in macrophages can enhance the clearance of dying cells in inflammation

Macrophages, from the Latin meaning “big eaters”, are key cells of the immune system that have the ability to scan tissues in the body and engulf and destroy invading pathogens. They also play a housekeeping role, to

How did computers help us to find biomarkers for corticosteroid resistance in asthma through systems biology approach?

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the lower airways, hampering the air movement in the lungs and the gas exchange. Asthma is characterized by bronchial inflammation that, particularly during an asthma attack, results in difficulty of