Monthly Archives: March 2019

Single dose protection against lethal Ebola virus challenge

Electron micrograph showing formation of MVA-EBOV VLPs

Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a fast-progressing, highly lethal illness that poses significant threat to global public health when not contained. The current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as of February 26, 2019, has

2nd Annual Conference on Pediatric Nursing and Healthcare. Dubai, UAE. June 17-18, 2019

2nd Annual Conference on Pediatric Nursing and Healthcare

2nd Annual Conference on Pediatric Nursing and Healthcare scheduled during June 17-18, 2019 in Dubai, UAE which aims to keep you updated with the best and most advanced practices in the field of pediatrics, nursing and health.

Is too much “good” cholesterol a health risk?

There are thought to be good and bad types of cholesterol. High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) is thought to be a good type of cholesterol because it is believed to remove bad types of cholesterol from blood vessel

Phage therapy: a one-hundred-year-old alternative to modern, chemical antibiotics

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Phage therapy is the use of bacterial viruses, known as bacteriophages, or phages, to control or eliminate problematic bacteria (Fig. 1). Targeted bacteria can range from biofouling agents to agricultural pests to human pathogens, etc. As has

Substrate phosphoswitching: a novel way to regulate enzymatic activity by phosphorylation of its substrate

Schematic diagrams for the GTPase cycle

Cells sense a vast variety of signals by receptors that are distributed on their surface. This perception transduces internal physiological responses using signal pathways, a cascade of protein interacting to bring a change in the cell behavior.

Aspen fungal endophyte communities are enriched after herbivory by leaf eating Chrysomelid beetles

Bipartite graph of the relationship between the SwAsp genets

Aspen trees grow abundantly and extensively across the forests of the northern hemisphere. They are early succession species that can quickly establish after fires or storms, and they also support a high biodiversity.  While the biodiversity associated

Apple cider vinegar can help clear bacteria and yeast infections; a natural cure

The effect of apple cider vinegar on white blood cell clearance of microbes.

Antibiotic resistance poses a major health issue worldwide. There has never been a greater need for new anti-microbials which are natural, active on multiple organisms and ideally beneficial to the patient. Bacteria such as E-Coli, Staphylococcus aureus

Evaluation of a dialectical behavior therapy training model in residential programs

Dialectical behavior therapy is a cognitive theory-based intervention that has previously demonstrated effectiveness in treating a range of behavioral disorders. However, DBT can be challenging to implement in community-based settings. Little guidance is available on models to

Optimal level of membrane cholesterol guarantees the proper functioning of Kv channels

depletion or enrichment of plasma membrane cholesterol

Cholesterol is the most abundant lipid of the mammalian plasma membrane. It is well known that cholesterol influences membrane biophysical properties and regulates the activity of multiple types of ion channels, including K+ channels. The reported mechanisms

GSK-3 beta: a therapeutic target for Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease

Neurogenesis is a process of birth of newborn neurons from neural stem cells (NSCs). It is a complex, multistep process which involves NSC proliferation, differentiation, migration, maturation and integration of newborn neurons into existing neuronal circuitry. Continuous

Making mountains out of molehills: how stem cells become platelets

Heamatopoietic stem cells purified from cord blood or bone

You have 100,000 km of plumbing (blood vessels) in your body. What then keeps them from leaking? This essential work is carried out by tiny cells called platelets, which are able to form a plug to stop

Confirmation and testing of an idea of using mobile technology in heart failure

Summary of Themes, Subthemes and Confirmation

Heart failure means that the heart is not pumping blood as well as it should. The weak pumping function of the heart causes blood to back up into the blood vessels around the lungs causing cough and

The needs of carers of blood cancer survivors: are there differences between Australia rural and urban dwellers?

As cancer treatments are increasingly delivered on an outpatient basis, the burden on partners, relatives and friends or support persons increases. Such people play a critical role in helping cancer patients manage their care. This can take

Treatment of autoimmune blistering diseases during pregnancy

Autoimmune Blistering Diseases During Pregnancy

Autoimmune blistering diseases occur when one’s own immune system attacks the skin and mucous membranes (such as your mouth) forming blisters. This group of diseases including pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid, epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, mucous membrane pemphigoid, and pemphigoid

What is the keto diet?

Posted by Josh Miller The majority of diets come and go, and if you’ve tried as many as I have with less than great results, then you often wonder why you would bother with all the effort.

Primary cilia: the story of the hair-like organelle that signals just became more complicated

Structure of a Primary Cilium

Cells are the simplest functional unit of biological life. The basic components of cells are taught in biology classrooms across the globe, but despite being widely studied, cells still contain mysteries. Recently, scientists have rediscovered the existence

Ingredient in hops to treat learning and memory impairments and metabolic changes associated with a high-fat diet

the Memory Island program

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. MetS is associated with enhanced risk to develop age-related cognitive impairments and and dementia. Diets high in saturated fat induce inflammation that contributes

Can EBI2 receptor protect brain cells (oligodendrocytes) from dying during disease?

EBI2 receptor in different brain cells and its role in brain disease

The four major brain-specific cell types in the brain are: (i) neurons, which transmit and process information via electrical signals, (ii) oligodendrocytes, which insulate neuronal axons with fatty sheets called myelin to ensure fast and complete electrical

Bone microstructure and the size of your femur

Bone microstructure and the size of your femur

Human bones are often thought to be static tissues because of their hard structure. However, in addition to mineral they also contain collagen. This combination gives your bones flexibility in adapting to exercise. Adult bones can respond

A simple system for comprehensive monitoring of o-chlorophenol

Schematic diagram of the electrochemical system

The o-chlorophenol is a typical chlorophenol that is extensively used in synthesizing fungicides, preservatives, herbicides, and insecticides. As a highly toxic, carcinogenic, and mutagenic substance that poses serious ecological threats, o-chlorophenol has been listed as a priority