Monthly Archives: February 2017

WHO prioritize 12 treatment-resistant bacteria for drug development

For the first time, in a bid to guide drug development, the WHO publish a list of 12 priority pathogens that pose the greatest threat to human health. …read more

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Making Sense of Newborn Screening Cut-off Values

Newborn screening is the practice of screening every baby in their first 24-48 hours of life for certain harmful or potentially fatal conditions that are not otherwise apparent at birth. For babies who have abnormal screens for one of these conditions, rapid identification and treatment makes the difference between health and disability – or […]

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Progress on malaria vaccines

Vaccines against malaria are progressing on several fronts. Scientists hope to build on the findings to create a vaccine to protect people against a variety of malaria parasites. …read more

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Hormone treatment studied in older men

Hormone treatment may improve bone strength and reduce anemia for some older men with a low level of testosterone. But it might also increase cardiovascular risk. …read more

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Fat tissue can communicate with other organs

Fat tissue releases signals called microRNAs into the bloodstream that regulate genes in another organ. The findings suggest new ways to treat diseases like obesity and diabetes. …read more

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