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Maple syrup makes disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics, study shows

Maple syrup makes disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics, study shows

A concentrated extract of maple syrup makes disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics, according to laboratory experiments by researchers at McGill University. [More]
Scientists discover protein that boosts immunity to viruses and cancer

Scientists discover protein that boosts immunity to viruses and cancer

Experiments in mice and human cells have shown that the protein promotes the proliferation of cytotoxic T cells, which kill cancer cells and cells infected with viruses... [More]
Inflammation plays causal role in neurologic changes associated with Lyme disease

Inflammation plays causal role in neurologic changes associated with Lyme disease

About 15% of patients with Lyme disease develop peripheral and central nervous system involvement, often accompanied by debilitating and painful symptoms. New research indicates that inflammation plays a causal role in the array of neurologic changes associated with Lyme disease, according to a study published in The American Journal of Pathology. [More]
Flagship Biosciences customizes assay development and tissue image analysis for advanced cell diagnostics RNAscope platform

Flagship Biosciences customizes assay development and tissue image analysis for advanced cell diagnostics RNAscope platform

Flagship Biosciences and Advanced Cell Diagnostics collaborate to develop quantitative RNAscope® assays for pharmaceutical clinical trials in the CLIA environment... [More]
International science team pave way for fast and accurate diagnosis of the influenza virus

International science team pave way for fast and accurate diagnosis of the influenza virus

Statistics indicate that, on average, adults over the age of 30 only contract the influenza virus twice in a decade – but far more frequently (self) misdiagnose a cold virus (commonly rhinovirus or coronavirus) as being the flu... [More]
Cepheid, FIND announce receipt of CE-IVD status for Xpert HIV-1 Qual test

Cepheid, FIND announce receipt of CE-IVD status for Xpert HIV-1 Qual test

Cepheid and FIND today announced that Xpert HIV-1 Qual, a qualitative 90-minute molecular HIV test, has achieved CE-IVD status under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. [More]
Research findings could bolster efforts to develop next gen of anti-viral treatments

Research findings could bolster efforts to develop next gen of anti-viral treatments

A newly developed spectroscopy method is helping to clarify the poorly understood molecular process by which an anti-HIV drug induces lethal mutations in the virus's genetic material. [More]
Autophagy: A new approach to fighting tuberculosis

Autophagy: A new approach to fighting tuberculosis

A new approach to combatting tuberculosis would take advantage of a complex, natural process called autophagy that the human body uses to recycle nutrients, remove damaged cell components, eliminate invading bacteria, and respond to inflammation. [More]
NIH-supported clinical trial to test statin use in patients with HIV-related cardiovascular disease

NIH-supported clinical trial to test statin use in patients with HIV-related cardiovascular disease

Researchers have begun enrolling participants in a multicenter international clinical trial to test whether statin administration can reduce the risk for major adverse cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks, strokes, and heart disease, in people with HIV infection. The trial is supported by the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. [More]
Japanese MHLW grants priority review for AbbVie's investigational hepatitis C treatment

Japanese MHLW grants priority review for AbbVie's investigational hepatitis C treatment

AbbVie today announced that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has granted priority review for its investigational, two direct-acting antiviral treatment of ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir. [More]
New UV light method could help stop spread of hospital superbugs

New UV light method could help stop spread of hospital superbugs

Can a robot clean a hospital room just as well as a person? According to new research out of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, that is indeed the case. Chetan Jinadatha, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine and chief of infectious diseases at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System in Temple, is studying the effectiveness of a germ-zapping robot to clean hospital rooms, which could hold the key to preventing the spread of "superbugs" - in turn, saving countless dollars and, most importantly, lives. [More]
New herbal tea to treat malaria in Africa

New herbal tea to treat malaria in Africa

Malaria is a critical health problem in West Africa, where traditional medicine is commonly used alongside modern healthcare practices. An herbal remedy derived from the roots of a weed, which was traditionally used to alleviate malarial symptoms, was combined with leaves and aerial portions from two other plants with antimalarial activity, formulated as a tea, and eventually licensed and sold as an antimalarial phytomedicine. [More]
New Forsyth Institute study sheds light on connection between the mouth and heart

New Forsyth Institute study sheds light on connection between the mouth and heart

A new study from the Forsyth Institute is helping to shed more light on the important connection between the mouth and heart. According to research recently published online by the American Heart Association, scientists at Forsyth and Boston University have demonstrated that using an oral topical remedy to reduce inflammation associated with periodontitis, more commonly known as gum disease, also results in the prevention of vascular inflammation and can lower the risk of heart attack. [More]

Sterillo: The world's most hygienic hand dryer destroys bacteria and viruses

Research by Sterillo, the world's most hygienic hand dryer, has revealed a nation attempting to dodge germs and smelly washrooms. Whilst they are in fact, ignorantly smothering themselves in germs and bacteria every time they visit a public or restaurant toilet. [More]
Atlas Genetics signs diagnostic collaboration to explore new use of io system

Atlas Genetics signs diagnostic collaboration to explore new use of io system

Atlas Genetics Ltd, the ultra-rapid 'test and treat' molecular diagnostics company, today announces that it has entered into a collaboration with a major pharmaceutical company to develop a diagnostic test, expanding capabilities beyond infectious diseases. [More]
STRIVE study to assess safety, efficacy of rVSV-ZEBOV candidate Ebola vaccine

STRIVE study to assess safety, efficacy of rVSV-ZEBOV candidate Ebola vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Sierra Leone College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences and the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation, is now enrolling and vaccinating volunteers for the Sierra Leone Trial to Introduce a Vaccine against Ebola (STRIVE). [More]
iCardiac launches industry-first full risk-sharing program for cardiac safety studies

iCardiac launches industry-first full risk-sharing program for cardiac safety studies

iCardiac Technologies, a market and scientific leader in the conduct of cardiac safety assessments, announced today that it has launched the industry’s first full risk-sharing program for Thorough QT studies. Leveraging its innovative High Precision QT™ methodology for analyzing ECG waveforms, iCardiac’s program guarantees to sponsors that one of two desirable outcomes will be achieved. [More]
New pre-validated fluorinated fragment library boosts drug screening efficiency

New pre-validated fluorinated fragment library boosts drug screening efficiency

Researchers engaged in drug discovery can now benefit from a new library of fluorinated compounds with superior drug-like characteristics... [More]
LaVision BioTec reports on the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research and their use of multiphoton microscopy to understand the behaviour of cells in cancer metastasis

LaVision BioTec reports on the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research and their use of multiphoton microscopy to understand the behaviour of cells in cancer metastasis

LaVison BioTec, developers of advanced microscopy solutions for the life sciences, report on the research of Professor Kurt I Anderson and his groups' studies of cell migration in the context of cancer metastasis at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research... [More]
Managing autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease: an interview with Dr Richard Sandford, University of Cambridge

Managing autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease: an interview with Dr Richard Sandford, University of Cambridge

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is one of the most common inherited kidney diseases. It's also one of the most common reasons that people require dialysis or transplantation... [More]
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