Tag Archives: Human

Frog foam studied for use in slow drug delivery to help heal human skin

Breadcrumb Trail Links Health A antibacterial substance created by mating amphibians to protect fertilized eggs may help dispense medicine over time Author of the article: Shari Kulha A frog’s foam “balloon” encases fertilized eggs, securing the tadpoles’ safety for the first week of their lives. Photo by Getty Images Article content It’s not the topic… Read More »

Differences in human, mouse brain cells have important implications for disease research

A UCLA-led study comparing brain cells known as astrocytes in humans and mice found that mouse astrocytes are more resilient to oxidative stress, a damaging imbalance that is a mechanism behind many neurological disorders. A lack of oxygen triggers molecular repair mechanisms in these mouse astrocytes but not in human astrocytes. In contrast, inflammation activates… Read More »

Moderna’s new COVID-19 vaccine for South African variant ready for human testing, company says

Moderna on Wednesday announced that the COVID-19 vaccine it recently developed to address a concerning new coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa is ready to be tested in humans in clinical trials. Moderna in a news release said that it has shipped the first batch of doses of the new jab to the National… Read More »

Human activities promote disease-spreading mosquitoes; more study needed for prevention

Disease-spreading mosquitoes may be more likely to occupy areas impacted by human activities like pesticide use and habitat destruction, than they are areas less disturbed by humans, a recent Oregon State University study found. Working in a national park in South Africa, researchers found a significant difference in the abundance and species composition of mosquitoes… Read More »