Category: Disease and Conditions

The symphony of life, revealed

  A new imaging technique captures the vibrations of proteins, tiny motions critical to human life              IMAGE:   Using a new imaging technique they developed, scientists have managed to observe and document the vibrations of lysozyme, an antibacterial protein found in many animals. This graphic visualizes […]

Proposed federal legislation targets 32 US states that retain laws making it illegal to not declare HIV status to sexual partners

New bill seeks to repeal outdated state HIV discrimination laws Dan Roberts in Washington theguardian.com,     Tuesday 10 December 2013 15.48 EST ProPublica’s study ound 541 cases over the last decade where people have been convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, criminal charges for not disclosing their HIV status. Photo: […]

Proposed federal legislation targets 32 US states that retain laws making it illegal to not declare HIV status to sexual partners

New bill seeks to repeal outdated state HIV discrimination laws Dan Roberts in Washington theguardian.com,     Tuesday 10 December 2013 15.48 EST ProPublica’s study ound 541 cases over the last decade where people have been convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, criminal charges for not disclosing their HIV status. Photo: […]

Probiotic therapy alleviates autism-like behaviors in mice

Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedges mr@caltech.edu 626-395-3227 California Institute of Technology Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is diagnosed when individuals exhibit characteristic behaviors that include repetitive actions, decreased social interactions, and impaired communication. Curiously, many individuals with ASD also suffer from gastrointestinal (GI) issues, such as abdominal cramps and constipation. Using […]

‘Memories’ pass between generations

By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News   Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest. Experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect the DNA in sperm and alter the […]

Micronutrient supplements reduce risk of HIV disease progression and illness

Contact: Maydel Santana-Bravo santanam@fiu.edu 305-348-1555 The JAMA Network Journals Long-term (24-month) supplementation with multivitamins plus selenium for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients in Botswana in the early stages of disease who had not received antiretroviral therapy delayed time to HIV disease progression, was safe and reduced the risk […]