Monthly Archives: May 2018

Nylon halts fatal fungal infections

Certain fungi have grown resistant to common antifungal drugs. Exciting new research concludes that nylon polymers might provide a solution. …read more

Gut bacteria control cancer immunity in the liver

Scientists discover that a Clostridium gut microbe species blocks the liver’s immune response to primary and metastatic tumors by altering bile acids. …read more

What are the early signs of HIV in men?

A prompt diagnosis allows people with HIV to receive effective antiretroviral treatment sooner. In men, the virus can cause flu-like symptoms in its early stages, such as fevers, tiredness, and sore throats. We look at the other symptoms of HIV in men, and when people should consider taking a test for the virus. […]

What causes pale gums?

The gums can turn pale for several reasons. Pale gums around the teeth may indicate anemia, which is often caused by a lack of iron, folate, or vitamin B12. If the gums are painful and the paleness is patchy or web-like, the cause may be more severe. Here, learn about underlying conditions and when […]

Past use of disinfectants and PPE for Ebola could inform future outbreaks

Data from the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak at two Sierra Leone facilities reveal daily usage rates for disinfectant and personal protective equipment, informing future outbreaks, according to a new study. …read more