Washington [US], October 4 (ANI): The bacterium that causes tuberculosis has a cousin you've never heard of: MAC. This bacterial complex is everywhere, but most people never show symptoms. Yet some people get very, very sick. Researchers have now uncovered an immunologic defect that could explain this difference.
Geneva [Switzerland], October 4 (ANI): One of the most severe and prevalent viral diseases is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It targets the liver cells after being transmitted by bodily fluids. Serious problems from the chronic form of the illness can develop such as cirrhosis and liver cancer.
California [US], October 4 (ANI): Everybody occasionally breathes in Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) bacteria, yet the majority of individuals don't become ill. These dangerous Mycobacterium tuberculosis cousins usually spend their brief, innocuous lives in food, soil, water, or dust.
Darlinghurst [Australia], October 4 (ANI): An inflammatory flare-up in persons with a rare hereditary autoinflammatory illness may be brought on by increases in core body temperature, according to a recent study from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.
Washington [US], October 3 (ANI): Evidence for the negative impact of warmer nighttime summer temperatures on population health has been provided by a survey of residents from the city of Nagoya in central Japan.
Washington [US], October 3 (ANI): Public policy and education researchers recently discovered that young adults who use more social media are significantly more likely to develop depression within six months, regardless of personality type.
California [US], October 3 (ANI): Certain gut bacteria, including one required for a healthy gut microbiome, differ between people who develop HIV infection and those who do not, according to new UCLA-led research.
Washington [US], October 2 (ANI): Scientists are still attempting to figure out why many breast cancer survivors have serious cognitive issues years after treatment. One potential cause is inflammation. A new long-term study of older breast cancer survivors headed by UCLA researchers and published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology adds critical evidence to that potential link.
Washington [US], October 2 (ANI): The human brain's neocortex is responsible for our ability to think, determine, remember recent experiences, and so on. Neuroscientists have now discovered important portions of the mechanisms underlying these functions. Their discoveries may eventually aid in treating some neuropsychiatric illnesses and brain damage.
Washington [US], October 1 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a protein that is responsible for controlling cell growth in yeasts. Since humans and yeasts have remarkably similar cellular mechanisms, teasing out the differences presents drug developers with new targets for treatments.
Washington [US], October 1 (ANI): According to a study, the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in healthcare, as well as voice-control smart devices like Alexa, Siri, and Google Home, may be harmful to children's social and emotional development.
Washington [US], October 1 (ANI): A group of researchers discovered a novel role for a cancer-causing gene in controlling an important genetic process that underpins genetic variation in prostate cancer.
Washington [US], October 1 (ANI): Investigators performed 4D ultrasound scans on 100 pregnant women to see how their unborn babies reacted to flavours from the foods their mothers ate. The researchers scanned some mothers to see how their foetal faces responded to the kale and carrot flavours.