Curing Type 1 Diabetes

And while we are at it, all of the other dread auto-immune diseases. Many of the therapies described below are only for Type 1 diabetes (T1D), but hacking the immune system, teaching T-cells not to attack specific body cell types, is extremely promising for every cell type involved, and every resulting disease. Phosphatidyl Serine, shown … Read more

CDC recommends first vaccine to protect infants from RSV

CNN  —  The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday it is recommending a new vaccine to help protect babies against severe respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. “This is another new tool we can use this fall and winter to help protect lives,” said CDC Director Dr. Mandy Cohen. “I encourage parents to … Read more

As Covid-19 hospitalizations climb, rates among seniors and children raise concern

CNN  —  Covid-19 hospitalizations have been on the rise in the United States for months, with weekly admissions now more than triple what they were two months ago. Seniors have the highest rates of Covid hospitalizations by far, but hospitalizations among children — especially among those younger than 5 — are rising fast. More than 20,500 … Read more

Worm that jumps from rats to slugs to human brains has invaded Southeast US – Ars Technica

Adult female worm of Angiostrongylus cantonensis recovered from rat lungs with characteristic barber-pole appearance (anterior end of worm is to the top). Scale bar = 1 mm. The dreaded rat lungworm—a parasite with a penchant for rats and slugs that occasionally finds itself rambling and writhing in human brains—has firmly established itself in the Southeast … Read more

Functional characterization of Alzheimer’s disease genetic variants in microglia

Nott, A. et al. Brain cell type-specific enhancer-promoter interactome maps and disease-risk association. Science 366, 1134–1139 (2019). Article  CAS  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar  Neuner, S. M., Tcw, J. & Goate, A. M. Genetic architecture of Alzheimer’s disease. Neurobiol. Dis. 143, 104976 (2020). Article  CAS  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar  Song, M. et al. Mapping … Read more

Study suggests tradeoffs between the ozone layer, pollution and skin cancer

Comment on this storyComment Almost half a century ago, scientists began to theorize that a certain class of chemicals — which were found in virtually every air conditioner, aerosol can and refrigerator around the world — had a particularly dangerous side effect. These compounds, known as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), could float up into the stratosphere and … Read more

10 Best Morning Habits for All-Day Energy

How many times do you start to fade out in the middle of your workday? Feeling tired presents a major issue when you haven’t even wrapped up your meetings, deadlines, or workout routine at the end of the day—not to mention whatever obligations await you at home. Fear not, because we spoke with the experts … Read more