Immunology

How to boost immune response to vaccines in older people

Research just published by the Linterman lab shows that the immune system of older mice can be given a helping hand by applying immunology expertise and some genital wart treatment (don't try this at home just yet)!

Medications

New therapeutic strategy against diabetes: Vitamin D

Maintaining vitamin D receptor (VDR) levels in pancreatic cells that synthesize and secrete insulin (β cells) could contribute to protecting against the development of diabetes and counteract pancreatic cell damage caused ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Forgotten tale of phage therapy history revealed

In the current situation when the fear of virus infections in the public is common, it is good to remember that some viruses can be extremely beneficial for mankind, and even save lives. Such viruses—phages—infect bacteria. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Australians trial TB vaccine to fight coronavirus

Australian researchers are fast-tracking large-scale human testing to see if a vaccine used for decades to prevent tuberculosis can protect health workers from COVID-19, they announced Friday.

Health

Study shows legal marijuana products too strong for pain relief

More than 90% of the legal marijuana products offered in medical dispensaries are much stronger than what clinical studies have shown that doctors recommend for chronic pain relief, according to a study published in the March ...

Medications

Researchers investigate potential treatments for COVID-19

The number of potential therapeutic options for treatment of COVID-19 is growing. Approaches include blocking SARS-CoV-2 from entering cells, disrupting the virus' replication, antivirals, vaccines, and suppressing overactive ...

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