Recent scientific research studies confirm the potential of turmeric curcumin as a vaccine for Ebola virus disease. A review of the studies was published in the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Pathophysiology and Drug Research in February 2015.
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This episode: Parasitoid wasps spread helpful bacterial symbionts between their whitefly prey!
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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel review how Viagra might be used to block transmission of Plasmodium falciparum, and introduce a new case study.
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Dear Dr.s R, D & G,
I really hate to criticize learned professors, especially my elders. I suspect I may be being overly - sensitive or perhaps it is a cultural difference. However, the "over-talking" is decreasing the qualit... Read More
Australian researchers from The University of Queensland (UQ) have launched a global search to discover antibiotics capable of combating superbug bacteria that are resistant to current antibiotics. Read More
In a finding that furthers the understanding of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), researchers from Children's Hospital Los Angeles discovered two locations where a single difference in HIV's genetic code altered the way the virus infected the cell, thereby influencing the progression of the di... Read More
Virologist Richard Elliott passed away on 5 June 2015. I have known Richard since 1979 and I would like to provide some personal recollections of this outstanding virologist. A summary of his work can be found at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research science blog. Read More
The thousands of survivors of the Ebolavirus outbreak in western Africa – more than at any other time – are fortunate to have survived the disease. However, their health problems are not behind them. A new study shows that the survivors of Ebolavirus have long-term sequelae more than 2 years aft... Read More
Palouse Biologics LLC has moved to Bozeman, Montana. Check my microbiology kit I'll soon be offering. This is my old Kickstarter video, but now that I'm in Montana am moving forward with the kits again. Info at email@example.com
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Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have determined that toothed whales lack functional Mx genes -- a surprising discovery, since all 56 other sequenced mammals in the study possess these genes to fight off viruses like HIV, measles and flu. Read More
During the coming monsoon season, survivors of the recent earthquake that destroyed parts of Nepal face a "very high" risk of a hepatitis E outbreak that could be especially deadly to pregnant women, according to a consensus statement from a group of infectious disease experts from around the wo... Read More
(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) After an infection with Helicobacter pylori, gene activity in the gastric cells resembles the activity of cancer cells. Read More
Humans aren't the only ones who like to cruise along the waterways, so do viruses. For the first time, a map of fecal viruses traveling our global waterways has been created using modeling methods to aid in assessing water quality worldwide. Read More
An infectious diseases expert has warned Australia is at greater risk from the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus than it was from Ebola, but Australian authorities insist the nation is prepared for any cases of the deadly disease. Read More
When treated with the prescription drugs Zoloft and Vascor, mice infected with Ebola survived.
The new study was small and preliminary, but if the drugs prove effective in humans—a finding still years away—it could mean new treatments for the deadly disease. Read More
A new, rapid method is helping detect how bacteria sense and respond to changes in their environment. Read More
Recently a study showed that the high fat food with high salt can help mice prevent from weight gain, which is quite out of the expectation of researchers, as we always hold the altitude that high fat and salt food harms our health. The research results was published in Scientific Reports. Read More
Weaker organisms can prevail against stronger ones—if they’re superior in number, experiments show. This acts as a driving mechanism in the maintenance of genetic diversity. Read More
Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München have now discovered how Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) conceals itself in human cells. A main culprit for its bad visibility by the immune system is the viral protein LMP2A. As published in the scientific journal PLOS Pathogens, the protein helps EBV-infected ce... Read More