Immunology

Zika: Science Confident In GM Mosquitoes But Activists Keep Florida Residents In A Panic

A few years ago, there were concerns about Dengue in Florida. This plight on humanity is carried by a small number of mosquitoes that have no ecological value of any kind, they are just disease carriers that have somehow survived evolution.  Pesticides ob ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 8 2016 - 5:44am

75 Percent Of Patients With STD Symptoms Got Antibiotics But Later Tested Negative

If we want to cut down on antibacterial resistance, we should certainly stop buying that stupid hand soap, but we should also stop doing symptom-based medicine when it comes to sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs), which the regular medical community aban ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 9 2016 - 10:24am

Early Introduction Peanut Allergy Prevention Strategy Doesn't Discourage Breastfeeding

It's no surprise that the rise of peanut allergies correlates to the rise in helicopter parenting. Where kids once built up immunity by getting dirty and eating the foods their parents, a subset of modern parents schedule play dates, buy antibacteria ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 12 2016 - 7:00am

Some Celiac Disease May Be Due To Viruses

Celiac disease is a rare immune-based condition brought on by the consumption of gluten in genetically susceptible patients. In recent years a larger number of people have stated they are gluten sensitive or even celiac despite lack of a diagnosis, and man ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 20 2016 - 7:58am

Fighting Resistant Blood Cancer Cells In Leukemia

Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) develops through chromosomal alterations in blood-forming cells of the bone marrow and usually occurs in older persons. Around 20 percent of adults diagnosed with leukemia suffer from this type of blood cancer. ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 21 2016 - 6:00am

HIV Epidemic Continues Among Gay Men- And Antiretroviral Medicine Could Be To Blame

Despite two generations of prevention, awareness and treatment, gay and bisexual continue to have high levels of HIV infection, a new study led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows.  ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 9 2016 - 9:30am

First Direct Evidence That A. Aegypti Mosquito Transmits Zika Virus In Mexico

How does Zika get transmitted? In America, it seems to be sex, but in South America it is mosquitoes? While all three vectors are ecologically useless- they could be blasted out of existence with no impact at all anywhere- it is helpful to know which ones ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 22 2016 - 7:00am

Zika Infection Is Caused By One Virus Serotype, So One Vaccination Will Work On All Strains

WHAT: Vaccination against a single strain of Zika virus should be sufficient to protect against genetically diverse strains of the virus, according to a study conducted by investigators from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2016 - 10:30am

New Method For Bone Marrow Transplants Without Using Chemotherapy

Blood stem cell transplantation, widely known as bone marrow transplantation, is a powerful technique that potentially can provide a lifelong cure for a variety of diseases. But the procedure is so toxic that it is currently used to treat only the most cr ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 11 2016 - 11:23am

High And Low Levels Of HDL Cholesterol Linked To Premature Death

Too much cholesterol used to be bad for you. Then some cholesterol was good for you. Now too little cholesterol is bad for you. A giant chunk of the public no longer trusts science, because scientists have not yet put epidemiology over with the social sci ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 15 2016 - 6:05am