Epidemiological review on emerging & re-emerging parasitic infectious diseases in Malaysia

Malaysia is facing many challenges caused by various parasitic pathogens. The lack of awareness among disadvantaged populations such as the Orang Asli community and the dependency on foreign workers has led to an influx of immigrants to Malaysia from countries endemic with various parasitic diseases. Amoebiasis is mainly encountered in poor rural areas in Malaysia,…

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Low-cost retinal scanner could help prevent blindness worldwide

VIDEO: Adam Wax, professor of biomedical engineering at Duke University, explains and demonstrates his new optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner that is 15 times lighter and smaller than current commercial systems… view more  DURHAM, N.C. — Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a low-cost, portable optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner that promises to bring the…

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The state of multiple antibiotic resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Cape Coast, Ghana

Passing on dangerous naked explosives: the state of multiple antibiotic resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Cape Coast, Ghana. The dynamisms involved in bacterial drug resistance, emergence and spread of multiple antibiotic resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Ghana are poorly understood. The current state of antibiotic resistance is gradually becoming alarming. To make matters worse, the factors that drive the…

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Bentham Science journals improve impact factor ratings in 2019

IMAGE: Here are the top 10 high impact factor journals published by Bentham Science. view more  The latest edition of Journal Citation Reports® 2019 has been published recently, and according to the report, Bentham Science Publishers (BSP) journals have significantly improved their Impact Factors. Current Neuropharmacology is leading the list again with the highest impact factor…

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Reducing the psychological distress of patients diagnosed with a common, retinal disease

A new study from City, University of London suggests that effective communication from eye health professionals may help reduce patient fears after they are diagnosed with the ‘dry’ form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Dry AMD is a currently incurable, progressive disease of the macular, the central part of the retina through which we see…

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Sigma Ghi International Fraternity pledges $20 million to Huntsman Cancer Institute

IMAGE: Sigma Chi Fraternity members from all over the country gather at Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah to learn about cancer research. view more  Credit: Huntsman Cancer Institute Salt Lake City (June 28, 2019) – Today, Sigma Chi International Fraternity announced a new $20-million pledge to Huntsman Cancer Foundation (HCF), dedicated to and…

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