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Langat virus infection affects hippocampal neuron morphology and function in mice without disease signs

By |2020-10-12T08:16:47+00:00October 12th, 2020|

Abstract Background: Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) is an important human pathogen that can cause the serious illness tick-borne encephalitis (TBE). Patients with clinical symptoms can suffer from severe meningoencephalitis with sequelae that include cognitive disorders and paralysis. While less than 30% of patients with clinical symptoms develop meningoencephalitis, the number of seropositive individuals in some regions [...]

Ten questions concerning the aerosolization and transmission of Legionella in the built environment

By |2020-10-12T08:16:46+00:00October 12th, 2020|

Abstract Legionella is a genus of pathogenic Gram-negative bacteria responsible for a serious disease known as legionellosis, which is transmitted via inhalation of this pathogen in aerosol form. There are two forms of legionellosis: Legionnaires’ disease, which causes pneumonia-like symptoms, and Pontiac fever, which causes influenza-like symptoms. Legionella can be aerosolized from various water sources in the built environment including [...]

25 Fruits That Are “Superfood” Healthy

By |2020-10-12T08:16:42+00:00October 12th, 2020|

Fruit is packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and plant compounds called phytonutrients. As such, it’s one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Some fruits are even considered “superfoods” due to their numerous benefits. Even though there’s no exact definition of what constitutes a superfood, they’re often rich in health-boosting compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties [...]

How a focus on cleaning surfaces can distract from actual virus spread

By |2020-10-12T08:16:40+00:00October 12th, 2020|

Our understanding of how the novel coronavirus spreads is still evolving. Early in the pandemic, there was great concern about the potential for infection from surface contact. But since then, evidence has pointed to human-to-human transmission as the primary vehicle of infection. Yet this research is not necessarily being broadly communicated to the American public. [...]


By |2020-10-10T07:55:56+00:00October 10th, 2020|

These elegant king oyster mushroom steaks make a perfect starter.  The richness of the mushroom steaks contrasts beautifully with the salsa.  Its sweet, tart and spicy notes bring out the very best of the mushroom’s flavour. I have a love affair with figs.  Every year, I await the appearance of ripe figs in my local market. [...]

WHO SAGE Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Recommendations during the COVID-19 Pandemic

By |2020-10-09T07:46:01+00:00October 9th, 2020|

This document provides interim recommendations from the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization for influenza vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also provides programmatic considerations for national authorities planning and conducting their influenza vaccination programmes, as well as research considerations to address current knowledge gaps.     (CC BY 2.0), Flickr, NIAID [...]


By |2020-10-09T07:45:59+00:00October 9th, 2020|

(BOSTON) – CARB-X announced today it is awarding up to US$7.51 million to GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK), to develop a new drug to treat and prevent recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by the Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria. “Serious bacterial infections are a global health threat, due in part to the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria for which we do not [...]

CDC’s Halloween Guidelines Warn Against Typical Trick-Or-Treating

By |2020-10-09T07:45:55+00:00October 9th, 2020|

In a year that’s been plenty scary, this much is clear: Pandemic Halloween will be different than regular Halloween. Many traditional ways of celebrating are now considerably more frightful than usual, because now they bring the risk of spreading the coronavirus. Accordingly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines on how to celebrate Halloween [...]

How bugs are spread?

By |2020-10-09T07:45:51+00:00October 9th, 2020|

The current pandemic brings to the fore again the different ways viruses are spread, and the importance of continuing to study and explore these methods in the ongoing quest to contain the spread of disease. People might be more likely to be exposed to the flu through airborne virus, research from the University of Maryland [...]