One of the most common waterborne diseases worldwide is cryptosporidiosis, a parasitic disease affecting the small intestine and possibly our airways. It is a common cause of diarrhoea in HIV-positive patients, who are known to have lower immunity. Now Kazeem Oare Okosun from Vaal University of Technology in South Africa and colleagues from Pakistan and […]
Howler monkey A form of malaria parasite that has spread from howler monkeys to humans in Brazil has been identified by researchers, raising concerns for eradication of the disease in Brazil and beyond. Malaria was thought to have been eradicated from southern and south-eastern Brazil 50 years ago, but more than 1,000 cases reported since […]
Researchers of the KFU Omics Lab have succeeded in deciphering a Phi29-family virus genome. Junior researcher Raihan Shah Mahmud of Kazan Federal University says, “There is an immense number of viruses in nature, hundreds of times more than bacteria. Simply put, viruses are the most abundant and the least studied life form on Earth. There […]
You’ve probably heard that diabetes can lead to blindness. This complication is called diabetic retinopathy (DR), when blood vessels are progressively damaged in the retina. It’s the leading cause of preventable blindness in the world. Screening and early diagnosis are crucial for treating this problem, but more than 50 percent of all cases go unnoticed. Now […]
Machines are increasingly becoming more capable of diagnosing medical conditions. In the future, this could significantly reduce the pressure on doctors to deliver results to patients quickly.
HIV BREAKTHROUGH… Scientists may have just taken a crucial step towards finding a cure for HIV after a new breakthrough. PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images *Scientists confirm virus thrives in another less-explored type of white blood cell *Discovery explains why treatment has failed to wipe out chronic disease Scientists have confirmed Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) can […]
Thirty years ago, Professor Richard Gilbertson pledged to implement a 15 per cent reduction in mortality from children’s brain cancer. This is the story of what happened next. Interview: Lucy Jolin On the children’s ward at Newcastle General Hospital in 1986, medical student Richard Gilbertson got his first taste of life as a paediatric oncologist. He looked around […]
WHAT IS THE CURRENT STATE OF THE HIV CURE? This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Tirumalai Kamala, Immunologist. Here are the most recent documented cases of HIV cures and near misses. As of 2016, there is one confirmed case of HIV cure, that of Timothy Ray Brown, one of two The Berlin Patient. […]