Ebola antibody treatment, produced in plants, protects monkeys from lethal disease: Even 48 hours after exposure

“antiviral compound prevents Ebola virus infection with limited to no morbidity in treated animals at any point of treatment following infection by this lethal virus” CNO: Re-Posting at request from October 15, 2012 Contact: Caree Vander Linden caree.vanderlinden@us.army.mil US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases A new Ebola virus study resulting from a widespread scientific…

Pesticide linked to 3 generations of disease

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 24-Jul-2014 Methoxychlor causes epigenetic changes PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations. “What your great-grandmother was exposed to during pregnancy, like the pesticide methoxychlor, may promote a dramatic increase in your…

How to erase a memory — and restore it

  Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have erased and reactivated memories in rats, profoundly altering the animals’ reaction to past events.   The study, published in the June 1 advanced online issue of the journal Nature, is the first to show the ability to selectively remove a memory and…

The Counter to the Lancet Claims Vitamin D has little Efficay – Well the Lancet is mistaken ( Here, try some Science )

For the very non scientific claims of Vitamin D lacking evidence, as posted in other publications like the Mail onlie: “Vitamin D supplements ‘don’t ward off ill health’: Little evidence pills lower risk of cancer, strokes or other conditions For decades, scientists assumed that the mineral had many health benefits Study involving a million adults…

1 in 2000 Britons may carry ‘mad cow’ prion protein

  19:39 16 October 2013 by Debora MacKenzie “We were all supposed to die of mad cow disease!” People who accuse public health agencies of crying wolf are fond of citing the discovery, in 1996, that a cattle disease widespread in the UK causes the deadly disease vCJD in people. Despite widespread dismay at the…

Aging really is ‘in your head’

  Scientists answer hotly debated questions about how calorie restriction delays aging process September 3, 2013 By Lee Phillion   Among scientists, the role of proteins called sirtuins in enhancing longevity has been hotly debated, driven by contradictory results from many different scientists. But new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis…

Up to 13 surgery patients at risk from brain disease that SURVIVES sterilization after one man died during operation

One patient  had brain surgery in May then died in August from fatal Creutzfeldt-Jakob  disease Incurable  condition can survive standard sterilization Up to 13  people in several states may have been exposed to the  disease By  Daily Mail Reporter and Associated Press PUBLISHED: 17:49 EST, 4  September 2013 |  UPDATED: 18:27 EST, 4 September 2013…

Study adds lung damage to harmful effects of arsenic / lung damage comparable to decades of smoking

Contact: John Easton john.easton@uchospitals.edu 773-795-5225 University of Chicago Medical Center A new study confirms that exposure to low to moderate amounts of arsenic in drinking water can impair lung function. Doses of about 120 parts per billion of arsenic in well water—about 12 times the dose generally considered safe—produced lung damage comparable to decades of…

A virus changes its stripes / human outbreak of eastern equine encephalitis

Contact: Jim Kelly jpkelly@utmb.edu 409-772-8791 University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Outbreak in Panama brought Latin America’s first human cases of eastern equine encephalitis In the summer of 2010, the eastern Panamanian province of Darien experienced a phenomenon that had never been seen before in Latin America: a human outbreak of eastern equine encephalitis.…

High BPA levels in children associated with higher risk of obesity and abnormal waist circumference

Contact: Mary F. Masson mfmasson@umich.edu 734-764-2220 University of Michigan Health System Effects of chemical used in products for kids like baby bottles, plastic toys examined in study published in Pediatrics Ann Arbor, Mich. — Children who have higher levels of Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical previously used in many products for kids, like baby bottle…