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New Development in molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases VivienLauYW What is Molecular Epidemiology? Molecular epidemiology contributes to the understanding of the pathogenesis of disease by identifying specific pathways, molecules and genes that influence the risk of developing disease, determining health and disease in families and in populations and the interplay of such molecular factors with environmental factors. What are Infectious Diseases? Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi. The diseases can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. Infectious diseases costing millions lives globally become an important issue in public health. Infectious diseases such as yellow fever, measles, and tuberculosis are still affecting several parts of the world nowadays. Zoonotic diseases are commonly known in causing disease when transmitted to humans, causing worries since the creation of the world. Commonly known zoonotic diseases are Ebola haemorrhagic fever, Hendra virus and Avian influenza. Ebola haemorrhagic fever causing febrile haemorrhagic illness in human from chimpanzees and porcupines, hendra virus causing fatal respiratory and neurological diseases in human from horses; and Avian influenza causing rapid respiratory deterioration in human from ducks and geese (WHO). However, thanks to the advancement of new technology, the understanding at the molecular level and transmissi...
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Publication date: Available online 10 October 2020Source: Journal of Genetics and GenomicsAuthor(s): Chengqi Wang, Justin Gibbons, Swamy R. Adapa, Jenna Oberstaller, Xiangyun Liao, Min Zhang, John H. Adams, Rays H.Y. Jiang
Source: Journal of Genetics and Genomics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Emergency-use authorizations, a formerly obscure corner of regulatory law, have become a centerpiece of the government ’s response to the pandemic.
Source: NYT - Category: American Health Authors: Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Food and Drug Administration Hahn, Stephen M (1960- ) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Clinical Trials Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) your-feed-health your-feed-healthc Source Type: news
The use of an immune-system stimulant harvested from shark liver oil in the development of some coronavirus vaccines has animal conservationists pressing for alternatives.(Image credit: Reinhard Dirscherl/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
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Authors: Abdeta D, Kebede N, Giday M, Terefe G, Abay SM Abstract Microbial resistance to the few conventional antitrypanosomal drugs, increasing resistance of vectors to insecticides, lack of effective vaccines, and adverse effects of the existing antitrypanosomal drugs justify the urgent need for effective, tolerable, and affordable drugs. We assessed antitrypanosomal effects of the hydromethanolic extract of Echinops kebericho Mesfin roots against Trypanosoma congolense field isolate using in vitro and in vivo techniques. Parasite load, packed cell volume (PCV), body weight, and rectal temperature in Swiss albino...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study demonstrates that the crude extract of A. hispidum DC, one of the plants used traditionally to treat malaria, inhibits the growth of P. falciparum in vitro and could be a potential source of antimalarial drug. The report has highlighted genotoxic and cytotoxic effects of the selected plant extracts on human leukocytes as well. PMID: 33029160 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Phoenix Children ’s Hospital held its fourth annual flu POD (point of distribution) this week, with this year's 13-hour blitz holding a special significance amid the global Covid-19 pandemic. On Oct. 7, nurses began vaccinating employees at 6 a.m. and concluded the one-day event at 7 p.m., vaccinating nearly 5,00 0 people. It’s preparation for another potential mass vaccination event: distribution of a safe and effective vaccine for Covid-19. Click through the photo gallery above to see scenes…
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(Nagoya University) Using the model Orobanchaceae parasitic plant Phtheirospermum japonicum, scientists have discerned the molecular mechanisms underlying plant parasitism and cross-species grafting, pinpointing enzymeβ-1,4-glucanase (GH9B3) as an important contributor to both phenomena. Targeting this enzyme may help control plant parasitism in crops.
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Phoenix Children ’s Hospital held its fourth annual flu POD (point of distribution) this week, with this year's 13-hour blitz holding a special significance amid the global Covid-19 pandemic. On Oct. 7, nurses began vaccinating employees at 6 a.m. and concluded the one-day event at 7 p.m., vaccinating nearly 5,00 0 people. It’s preparation for another potential mass vaccination event: distribution of a safe and effective vaccine for Covid-19. Click through the photo gallery above to see scenes…
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Publication date: Available online 9 October 2020Source: Microbiological ResearchAuthor(s): M.A. Abo-Kadoum, Mohammed Assad, Yongdong Dai, Nzungize Lambert, Ulrich Aymard Ekomi Moure, Adel Eltoukhy, Stech A.E. Nazou, Asmaa Moaaz, Jianping Xie
Source: Microbiological Research - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: Microbes and InfectionAuthor(s): Keisuke Nishioka, Michihito Kyo, Takaaki Nakaya, Nobuaki Shime
Source: Microbes and Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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