Tag: pathogen

Body

For some a Covid-19 toe is painless, but the rash can be extremely sore and itchy, with tender blisters and swelling. Temporal trends revealed a marked worldwide reduction in transplant activity during the first three months of the… Read More

Climate

Chronic kidney disease linked to heat stress could become a major health epidemic for millions of workers around the world as global temperatures increase over the coming decades. If we don’t want people to drink so much alcohol,… Read More

Pathology

I think this entire idea of pathogen sharing is based on power dynamics. Before sharing anything, there should be conversations about: how do we not share! Gain-of-function research involves purposefully enhancing pathogens in a lab to better understand them. De… Read More

Vaccine

This is the world’s first human DNA vaccine against Covid-19. Advantages and drawbacks of the vaccine. Companies and rich nations are creating a deadly Covid-19 vaccine protection racket. Profiteering from vaccine inequity: a crime against humanity? Herd immunity… Read More

Microbiome

This collection of microbes in your body includes bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Together, it’s called the human microbiome. Scientists are only just discovering the enormous impact of our gut microbiome and how it could hold the key to… Read More

Zoönosen

Killer’ fish deployed to fight dengue outbreak in northern India. Fish will eat mosquito larvae and are a safer alternative to chemicals. Mosquitoes often take blood meals from more than one host species, making them an excellent vector… Read More

Data

A study of over 5 million people vaccinated with 2 doses has found that a small minority of people remain at risk of Covid-19 hospitalisation and death.  More than 80% of the refugees in Jordanian camps now use… Read More

Poison

But given their low cost and versatility, plastics are unlikely to be replaced by alternative materials on a large scale in the near term. Recycling plastics more effectively is the key to curbing their environmental impact. Communities that… Read More

Pandemic

Factory farms of disease: how industrial chicken production is breeding the next pandemic. How kids can hope with Covid-19 draws on the daily realities of millions of children. For many, the pandemic continues to disrupt their education, recreation,… Read More

Genome

Why genetic sequencing is key to tracking Covid-19. Know thine enemy! What happens when sequencers find a variant? How does sequencing help against Covid-19? You can’t fix what you don’t measure is a maxim in the business world…. Read More

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