Immunology

Pregnant Women Aren't Passing COVID-19 To Infants

The 2019 version of the coronavirus that has spread to about 50 countries across the world doesn't appear to be transmittable from pregnant mothers to newborns at birth. The new case study is the second out of China within the last month to confirm th ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 16 2020 - 3:09am

5 Common Misconceptions About Seasonal Flu

It’s that time of the year again. You probably think I mean Christmas, but as a virologist the sight of glitter, fairy lights and moulting pine trees immediately makes me think of the flu season. And if there’s one thing that can ruin your family’s Christ ...

Article - The Conversation - Mar 19 2020 - 9:19am

Wash Your Hands But Stop Touching Your Face So Often Too- Here's How

Public health officials consistently promote hand-washing as a way for people to protect themselves from the COVID-19 coronavirus. However, this virus can live on metal and plastic for days, so simply adjusting your eyeglasses with unwashed hands may be e ...

Article - The Conversation - Mar 19 2020 - 12:51pm

Will Blood Donations From Recovered COVID-19 Patients Help? We'll Find Out

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continue to be the kind of nimble agency it once was in response to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic, and the hundreds of U.S. deaths COVID-19 has caused. They are not only facilitating access to antibody-rich plasm ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 25 2020 - 10:06am

COVID-19:How Effective Is Quarantine?

There is no question that travel restrictions and social distancing have helped reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2, that coronavirus strain that originated in Wuhan, China late last year and then spread worldwide. What about quarantine? A new review hopes to ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 9 2020 - 2:37pm

Why COVID-19 Spreads Faster In Cities

Wealthy elites from Manhattan have been retreating to their vacation homes while year-round residents wish they would stay away. Urban residents are being treated look poor refugees during pandemics, famine, and war. They will bring the problem with them, ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 9 2020 - 3:51pm

From Bats To Humans: What Role Did Stray Dogs Play In Wuhan's SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic?

Science is often easy in hindsight and two years from now we will likely know the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 from bats to humans. For now, it is mostly speculation. An intermediate animal host may have been snakes or pangolins, but the real common ancestor of ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 15 2020 - 11:19am

Why Bones Of Diabetics Are So Fragile

A person with Type 2 diabetes is three times more likely to break a bone than a nondiabetic. Since the number of people with diabetes is increasing rapidly in the United States, skeletal fragility in patients with Type 2 diabetes is a growing, but little- ...

Article - The Conversation - May 11 2020 - 8:47am

New Flu? Coronavirus Might Become Cause Of A Seasonal Illness

The flu kills over 600,000 people each year and in 2020 another virus exploded in public health circles for the third time in 17 years; coronavirus. SARS-CoV-2, which causes the COVID-19 disease, has killed nearly 400,000, and given the risk factors it is ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 2 2020 - 4:29pm

Mosquito Diseases Kill Tens Of Millions Per Year Worldwide But American Parents Worry More About Ticks

A few species of mosquitoes are nothing but carriers of disease, so pesticides were used to wipe them out in much of North America. Worldwide they remain a public health problem and while some ecologists claim a mythical (and scientifically debunked) ' ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 16 2020 - 4:28pm