Medicine

Miracles Start in the Lab: The Quest for a Vaccine to Cure AIDS

Miracles Start in the Lab: The Quest for a Vaccine to Cure AIDS

To commemorate World AIDS Day, News Medical spoke with Dr. Larry Corey, internationally renowned expert in virology, immunology and vaccine development, and former president and director of Fred Hutch, about his work in the field. HIV/AIDS research and vaccine development. Can you introduce yourself and tell us about your experience in virology, immunology and vaccine …

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Adventist Pastor from Jamaica Completes Medical Degree |  Adventist Review

Adventist Pastor from Jamaica Completes Medical Degree | Adventist Review

Not satisfied with serving solely in the Seventh-day Adventist Church through preaching, teaching, and counseling in his home country of Jamaica, Kemar Douglas recently earned a medical degree. After four years of study, Douglas is now a medical intern at May Pen Hospital, having graduated from the Caribbean School of Medical Sciences in Kingston, Jamaica …

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Retinal age difference as a predictive biomarker of stroke risk - BMC Medicine

Retinal age difference as a predictive biomarker of stroke risk – BMC Medicine

Study population The UK Biobank is a large-scale prospective population-based cohort study of 502,656 UK residents aged 40-69 who were registered with the National Health Service (NHS). Overall study protocols and data are available elsewhere [24]. Briefly, baseline assessments were carried out between 2006 and 2010 at 22 assessment centers across the UK. Participants completed …

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Study provides new information on flea-borne bacteria with implications for cats and humans - University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine

Study provides new information on flea-borne bacteria with implications for cats and humans – University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine

Fleas are a nuisance. All pet owners, especially cat owners, know the annoyance they present. But fleas pose more of a risk than just an itchy pet. “Fleas are not just a nuisance; they actually carry disease,” says Erin Lashnits, assistant professor of small animal internal medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary …

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Coronavirus COVID Rendering

New banana-derived therapy is effective against all known coronaviruses and influenza strains

According to the researchers, the therapy, H84T-BanLec, shows promise. They hope to begin human testing soon. The potential therapy was derived from a banana protein. A study published on January 13, 2020 touted the development of a potential therapy that could be used to combat all known strains of influenza. A week later, the first …

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New Study: Carle Illinois Neuroscience Challenge Lab Prepares Medical Students for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

New Study: Carle Illinois Neuroscience Challenge Lab Prepares Medical Students for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

A new faculty-student research collaboration suggests that the Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s strategic use of practical challenges in neuroscience effectively stimulates innovation and entrepreneurial skills in medical students. The findings are specific to Carle Illinois’ engineering-infused program, the first of its kind, but may provide evidence for other new engineering-based medical schools on how …

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Max, a graduate of Mitchell High School, answers the call to service as an ROTC cadet, future medical student

Max, a graduate of Mitchell High School, answers the call to service as an ROTC cadet, future medical student

BROOKINGS — At some point, Carson Max had to make a choice. As a student at South Dakota State University, he felt a little stretched. This is understandable given his workload. He was studying with a major in human biology with minors in chemistry, microbiology and aerospace studies. In addition to that, he was also …

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Focus on promoting good mental health in 2023 with UAB Arts in Medicine

Focus on promoting good mental health in 2023 with UAB Arts in Medicine

The Virtual Mental Health Monday series includes sessions on dance, healing rituals, forest bathing, supporting LGBTQ+ youth, suicide prevention, caregivers and reducing homelessness. The Virtual Mental Health Monday series includes sessions on dance, healing rituals, forest bathing, supporting LGBTQ+ youth, suicide prevention, caregivers and reducing homelessness.Explore ways to support mental health at home and in …

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Rare success in Alzheimer's disease research opens hope for future therapies

Rare success in Alzheimer’s disease research opens hope for future therapies

CHICAGO, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The first big breakthrough in 30 years of Alzheimer’s disease research is giving impetus to clinical trials of “cocktail” treatments targeting the two hallmark proteins associated with the mind-stealing disease, according to interviews with researchers and pharmaceutical executives. Drugmakers Eisai Co Ltd (4523.T) and Biogen (BIIB.O) announced in September that …

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