Monday, August 31, 2015

Nature makes research papers open-access to the public

Nature makes the paper for public access

Research papers published by the journal Nature will be made free to view online in an effort to make it easier for scientists to share their work with their peers and the public. Publishing company, Macmillan has announced that it’s making 48 of its journals free to access, including Nature Genetics, Nature Medicine and Nature Physics. Citing on-going library and ... Read More »

Spanish nurse appears clear of all traces of the deadly Ebola virus


A Spanish nurse who became the first person outside of West Africa to test positive for the deadly Ebola virus, is now clear of all traces of the disease, according to authorities in Spain. A blood test on Sunday revealed that Teresa Romero's immune system had eliminated the virus from her body, and she was clear of all traces of ... Read More »

Personalized ovarian cancer vaccines shows promise in trial


Researchers at the University of Connecticut have found a new way to identify protein mutations in cancer cells. The novel method is being used to develop personalized vaccines to treat patients with ovarian cancer. "This has the potential to dramatically change how we treat cancer," says Dr. Pramod Srivastava, director of the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at ... Read More »

FDA approves examining new Ebola drug


An experimental anti-viral drug that was given to the first U.S. Ebola patient will soon begin testing to see if it could be a safe and efficacious treatment for the deadly disease. North Carolina drugmaker Chimerix Inc. said it received clearance from regulators at the Food and Drug Administration to begin a trial of the drug, brincidofovir. The company said ... Read More »

How Plasma Transfusions From Survivors Fight Ebola


A plasma transfusion is the introduction of donor plasma, one of the key components of blood, to a patient's circulatory system. Blood plasma contains clotting factors and nutrients and usually makes up a little over half of a patient's blood volume. Patients may need transfusions because they have bleeding disorders, are actively bleeding and are at risk of hemorrhage, or ... Read More »

Silent Ebola Infections Could Be Key to controlling Outbreak


What do we know about silent Ebola contagion? When a person is exposed to a virus, like Ebola, their immune system develops antibodies that linger in their blood long after the infection subsides. Antibody blood tests can therefore be used to deduce past infections. Following several prior Ebola outbreaks in Central Africa, such tests depicted that large numbers of people ... Read More »

Frequently asked questions about Ebola


What is Ebola? Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees), according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ebola viruses are found in several African countries. Ebola was first ... Read More »

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines


What are human papillomaviruses? Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are a group of more than 150 related viruses. They are called papillomaviruses because certain types may cause warts, or papillomas, which are benign (noncancerous) growths. Some types of HPV are associated with certain types of cancer. These are called "high-risk," oncogenic, or carcinogenic HPVs. Of the more than 150 types of HPV, ... Read More »

Fasting can mitigate effects of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other degenerative illnesses


In 1908, Linda Hazzard, an American with some training as a nurse, published “Fasting for the Cure of Disease,” which exacted that minimal food was the route to recovery from a variety of illnesses, including cancer. Hazzard was imprisoned after one of her patients deceased of starvation. But what if she was, at least partly, right? A new surge of ... Read More »

Signs that establish Humans are still Evolving (Human Evalution part:2)


When we try to think about human evolution our mind divagate back to the thousands of years it took natural selection to develop the modern –day man. But researchers have suggested that we are still evolving as a species. "It is a common misunderstanding that evolution took place a long time ago, and that to understand ourselves we must look ... Read More »