Thermally stable TB vaccine closer to reality thanks to microscopic silica cages: A promising TB vaccine can be protected from heat damage

Scientists working on a new tuberculosis (TB) vaccine have achieved a major step forward by showing that a promising TB antigen and a novel vaccine adjuvant can be protected from heat damage with a technique developed at the University of Bath. Their method prevents these crucial vaccine components from spoiling outside of a fridge — meaning a thermally stable vaccine […]

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Bacteria on tumors influences immune response and survival of patients with pancreatic cancer: Study finds specific microbiome tied to long-term survival; points to fecal transplant treatment

A key difference between the few pancreatic cancer patients who survive long-term and the many whose disease overcomes all treatments is the bacterial signatures on their tumors that either stimulate or suppress immune response, a team led by researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reports in the journal Cell. The researchers also showed that fecal microbiota […]

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Abundant screen time linked with overweight among children

A recently completed study indicates that Finnish children who spend a lot of time in front of screens have a heightened risk for overweight and abdominal obesity, regardless of the extent of their physical activity. The increase in childhood obesity is one of the largest health problems globally. The study investigated links between screen time and overweight by utilising the […]

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Type 2 diabetes: Five low GI foods to lower blood sugar

Type 2 diabetes is a condition that causes a person’s body to lose control of blood sugar levels. The body doesn’t respond to insulin properly, doesn’t produce enough, and causes blood sugar levels to spike. if the condition is left untreated, serious complications can develop, including kidney failure, nerve damage, heart disease and stroke. But some simple lifestyle changes can […]

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Jessica Biel Looks Totally Ageless In This Makeup-Free Selfie

It’s no secret that Jessica Biel is gorgeous. But the actress just showed the world how she looks without a stitch of makeup and…d*mn girl. Jessica just posted a no-makeup selfie on Instagram as part of Kate Upton’s #ShareStrong campaign. “Take it off, ladies,” Jessica wrote. “Spreading some self-love today with zero filter and zero makeup — all for my girl @KateUpton.” Kate is “on […]

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Cerner, Duke launch Learning Health Network to automate data for research

Cerner, in collaboration with Duke Clinical Research Institute, will launch the Cerner Learning Health Network, which aims to automate data collection from multiple sources, including electronic health records. WHY IT MATTERS Cerner and Duke say the initiative will enable clinicians to more easily and efficiently gain health insights and guide care. In addition, it aims to give medical researchers faster […]

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