Vaccine for Ebola? Experts answer questions
To learn more about this outbreak and the creation of new human vaccines, infectious disease experts who have led vaccine studies for such global pathogens as cholera, West Nile virus, dengue, typhoid fever and anthrax speak to reporters and answer questions.
The mayor of Atlanta has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week.”
Authors: Kalamatianos R, Gavras S, Boubouras C, Kotinas D, Avlonitis M Abstract Traditionally, the main process for olive fruit fly population monitoring is trap measurements. Although the above procedure is time-consuming, it gives important information about when there is an outbreak of the population and how the insect is spatially distributed in the olive grove. Most studies in the literature are based on the combination of trap and environmental data measurements. Strictly speaking, the dynamics of olive fruit fly population is a complex system affected by a variety of factors. However, the collection of envir...
Authors: Vlachos I, Kalamatianos R, Karydis I, Spiridonidou A, Avlonitis M Abstract Olive oil is a key ingredient in the Mediterranean diet and offers many health benefits. However, many factors affect the quality and quantity of olive oil such as olive tree diseases and olive-related pests. Unfortunately, the procedure of identifying pests or the outbreak of a disease is time-consuming, and it depends heavily on the size of the olive grove. Through the use of ICT, remote monitoring of the olive grove can be achieved, by collecting environment-related data and having an overview of the olive grove's overall health....
Authors: Bhat R, Farrag MA, Almajhdi FN Abstract Natural killer cells play a vital role in the rejection of tumors and pathogen-infected cells. NK cells are indispensable in the early immune response against viral infections by directly targeting infected cells. Furthermore, NK cells influence adaptive immunity by driving virus-specific T-cell responses. Respiratory syncytial virus, a highly contagious virus that causes bronchiolitis, is the main reason for mortality in infants and elderly patients. RSV infection triggers both innate and adaptive immune responses. However, immunity against RSV is ephemeral due to t...
Government leaders in the U.S. are warning that the massive protests following the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis could fuel a new surge in cases of the coronavirus
The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health community and elevated fears that the huge crowds will lead to a new surge in cases of the coronavirus.
DR ELLIE CANNON: The Mail on Sunday's GP discusses protecting vulnerable relatives, driving to other areas of the country, potential for another outbreak and more in this week's column
Publication date: 30 May 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 246, Issue 3284Author(s): Alice Klein
Health care is enjoying an abundance of positive attention as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. My question, my challenge, is how can we sustain this love-fest between the public and the health care profession even after we obtain a vaccine or an effective treatment for COVID-19? Let ’s be perfectly honest: six months ago, the […]Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Publication date: Available online 30 March 2020Source: Journal of Genetics and GenomicsAuthor(s): Gang Liu, Haijuan Xiao, Linlin Liu, Lingyun Guo, Ruolan Guo, Xuyun Hu, Chanjuan Hao, Jingang Gui, Weiwei Jiao, Fang Xu, Adong Shen, Wei Li