Monthly Archives: April 2016

Modified household utensils improve autonomy and lives of people with leprosy

Assistive technology – the use of (frequently modified or customized) equipment to improve the functional capabilities of people with special needs – is an important therapeutic tool. …read more

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Fungal spores could ‘hijack’ human immune cells to spread infection

Scientists have announced a major breakthrough in their understanding of how the fungus Aspergillus terreus – the cause of serious illness in humans – can move around the body, rather than remaining… …read more

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Zinc oxide tetrapods cure genital herpes in animals

Generating an effective vaccine against genital herpes infections has been a major research challenge for decades. Likewise, a protective microbicide has been a dream as well. …read more

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Study reveals COPD linked to increased bacterial invasion

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common smoking-related lung illness and the third leading cause of death in the United States. …read more

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Diagnostics for everyone: A faster and more effective detector of fungal infections

Fungal infections are a serious problem in modern health care. A critical factor in their successful treatment is time: the faster they are detected, the more effectively dangerous infections can be… …read more

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