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Biomedical sciences researchers find new way to prevent and cure rotavirus, other viral infections

A combination of two substances secreted by the immune system can cure and prevent rotavirus infection, as well as potentially treat other viral infections that target epithelial cells, which cover body surfaces such as skin, blood vessels, organs and the urinary tract, according to researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.… Read More »

Bigger class could mean up to five times the COVID-19 infections, Canadian study suggests

Article content continued The new modelling study, which hasn’t yet been peer-reviewed, was designed to capture transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the dreaded COVID-19. Researchers looked at the effect of different student-to-teacher ratios in a hypothetical primary school, as well as school-based daycare, an essential “bridge” for working parents who can’t drop-off or… Read More »

Women Taking Menopausal Hormone Therapy May Be More Resistant to Urine Infections: Study

Washington DC, July 18: In the first analysis of its kind, US-based doctors have shown that women who take menopausal hormone therapy (MHT, also known as HRT) have a greater variety of beneficial bacteria in their urine, possibly creating conditions that discourage urinary infections. The study also shows that women who suffer from recurrent urine… Read More »

BCG vaccine helps fight infections by boosting immune cell production

By Layal Liverpool BCG vaccine (red, lower left) infecting a human white blood cell (green)NIBSC/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY The BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin) tuberculosis vaccine boosts the production of immune cells, which may explain why it can protect newborn babies from dying of sepsis. Previous studies have shown that BCG vaccination can protect newborns against a broad… Read More »