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Scientists discover how Zika Virus evades cellular antiviral response

The human immune system is an intricate web designed to stop invading pathogens - but with over 200 virus species capable of infecting humans, some have a way to break through.
chronic stress

$2 million grant to explore link between chronic stress and Alzheimer’s

Researchers at WVA are investigating the connection between chronic stress and Alzheimer’s Disease using new $2 million grant from NIH
ultrasounds psychiatric conditions, transcranial ultrasound stimulation

Could we treat psychiatric disorders with ultrasounds?

Research has found that low-intensity transcranial ultrasound stimulation can modulate brain activity and behaviours, supporting the observations of psychiatric conditions.
large-scale acoustic data, mosquitos

Tracking mosquito species with large-scale acoustic data

To tackle diseases like malaria, yellow fever and dengue, researchers have been studying the distribution, diversity, and abundance of mosquitos.
HIV prevention

FDA approves new long-lasting drug for HIV prevention

December saw monumental steps being taken in HIV prevention with the FDA approving their first approval of long-acting HIV prevention medication.
cardiovascular health

How wearables can help improve cardiovascular health

Wearable devices are being used as part of a cardiology programme “Our Hearts Our Minds” to support patients at risk of, or who have a cardiovascular condition.
Epilepsy and alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s: A disease not just about memory loss

Head of Research Dr Sara Imarisio brings to light emerging research on the link between epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease
one health

SACIDS: A decade of experience developing One Health capacity in Africa

Gerald Misinzo and Mark Rweyemamu tell us about the decade of work done by the SACIDS Foundation for One Health to protect Sub-Saharan Africa

Where do you get information about food allergy or celiac disease and food safety?

Rick Goodman, University of Nebraska, discusses food allergy risk assessments for new foods in different countries
project alzheimer's

Preparing for the next pandemic: Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease, a growing silent pandemic, is discussed here by Project Alzheimer’s Value Europe (PAVE), who introduce their stakeholder forum that focuses on developing new research in the field, such as emerging therapeutic & diagnostic innovations.
covid rapid testing, respiratory viruses

Rapid testing to differentiate between COVID-19 & other infections

Shiao Fong Yee, Marketing Communications Manager at Novacyt Group, discusses the importance of rapid testing to differentiate between COVID-19 and other infections in light of facing winter respiratory viral challenges.
pandemic blood pressure

How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect blood pressure?

A US study found higher blood pressure levels were associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, due to stay-at-home orders impacting healthy lifestyle behaviours.

Norway versus Sweden: A case study in COVID-19 response

Nordic countries are typically associated with high standards of living, high investment in the public health sector and low population density. Here, Biljana Stangeland...
therapy eye diseases, I27-breg

NIH discover new potential therapy for eye diseases

A new study shows promise for future therapies for blinding eye diseases, uveitis and multiple sclerosis.
stem cells

Stem cell therapy to treat brittle bone disease

Pascale V Guillot from Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health, provides further analysis of stem cell therapy for brittle bone disease
hiv risk transgender

The disproportionate risk of HIV amongst the transgender community

A new study estimates HIV disproportionately affects trans feminine women, with 20% of trans feminine individuals being positive with the virus, highlighting the need for prevention efforts and appropriate sex education.

TUBB4A-associated leukodystrophy

Dr Dan Williams, SynaptixBio CEO, discusses the search to find the first treatment for one of the world’s rarest diseases, TUBB4A-associated leukodystrophy
HIV healthcare

Planning HIV healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa with maps

A new study focuses on HIV data in sub-Saharan Africa, analysing the number of people living with HIV in 47 countries, the population distribution, and the locations of healthcare facilities.
bats Southeast Asia

Related coronaviruses found in bats around Southeast Asia

Scientists have identified coronaviruses related to SARS-CoV-2 from bats sampled in Cambodia, suggesting SARS CoV-2 has a much larger geographic distribution than previously assumed.
alcohol atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation commonly triggered by alcohol consumption

Latest study shows people may be able to reduce their risk of atrial fibrillation by avoiding certain triggers like alcohol, in consideration of other lifestyle factors.

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