Common Stomach Disease May Help Cause Crohn’s Disease, Study Suggests

An illustration of norovirus particles. Illustration: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) A nasty but short-lived stomach flu can have lasting consequences for a few unlucky ones. Researchers have found evidence in mice and human cells that infection with norovirus can cause Crohn’s disease in people who are already genetically predisposed to it. The findings may also help scientists … Read more

What is the impact of monkeypox infection on the hemostatic system?

In a recent study published in the Internal and emergency medicine magazine, researchers determined whether monkeypox infection (MPX) affected the hemostatic system as seen in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Monkeypox outbreak: a new challenge for the hemostatic system after COVID-19? Image Credit: Phonlamai Photo/Shutterstock The scientific community’s understanding of the framework associating viral infection … Read more

Raising awareness of sepsis, supporting the patient and improving survival outcomes

Can you introduce yourself and tell us more about the UK Sepsis Trust and its core mission? my name is dr. Ron Daniels, and I am an intensive care consultant based in Birmingham in the West Midlands, and I am also the founder and chief executive of the UK Sepsis Trust. The charity is on … Read more

Tumors generate unique, temporary cell-in-cell structures to evade immunotherapy

Scientists have shown how tumor cells evade immune therapy by generating unique, temporary cell-in-cell structures, leaving the inner cells intact and able to revert to individual tumor cells. These findings, published today in eLife, provide a new theory of how tumor cells avoid destruction by the immune system. They may also inform the development of … Read more

Gut commensal bacteria promote the development of virus-induced cancer by suppressing the immune system

Gut bacteria have a profound impact on health by aiding digestion, providing nutrients and metabolites, and working with the immune system to fight off pathogens. However, some gut bacteria are involved in the progression of cancer of the gut and associated organs. A new study by researchers at the University of Chicago shows that some … Read more

Duke researchers identify chlamydia’s stealthy cloaking device

Chlamydia, the leading cause of sexually transmitted bacterial infections, evades detection and elimination in human cells through a cloaking device. But Duke University researchers have grabbed the hem of that invisibility cloak and now hope they can pull it apart. To enter the cell and reproduce peacefully, many pathogenic bacteria, including Chlamydia, envelop a piece … Read more

Role of some key antioxidants in key clinical outcomes of subjects with COVID-19

In a recent review published in Food science and nutritionResearchers examined the role of antioxidants such as selenium, zinc, α-lipoic acid and vitamins A, E, D and C in improving the clinical outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Antioxidants and clinical outcomes of patients with coronavirus disease 2019: a systematic review of observational and … Read more

Plants and plant-derived preparations as co-treatments for COVID-19

A recent Journal of Medicinal Food study proposed a comprehensive guideline for the use of plants and plant-derived formulations for the concomitant treatment of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and other viral infections. Study: therapeutic plants with immunoregulatory activity and their applications: a scientific view of traditional medicine in times of COVID-19. Image … Read more

Study examines effect of vitamin D and fish oil on croup

According to new results from a clinical study, babies and children under the age of three are less likely to develop croup if their mothers took fish oil and vitamin D supplements during pregnancy. The findings come from a randomized controlled trial – the ‘gold standard’ for medical research – to be presented at the … Read more

Chapman University biologist studies how our bodies and behavior change during illness

Surrounded by colleagues sniffing and sneezing? You may not be able to request preventive sick leave, but your body is already preparing for battle, says Patricia C. Lopes, assistant professor of biological sciences in Chapman University’s Schmid College of Science and Technology. Lopes studies how our bodies and behavior change when we get sick. … Read more