Anti-tumor agent from the intestine

It is believed to be involved in the development of chronic inflammatory intestinal diseases, to trigger diabetes, to be responsible for obesity, even neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s could have their causes here – not to mention depressions and autistic disorders. We are talking about the microbiome – the vast collection of…

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Neonatal meningitis: the immaturity of microbiota and epithelial barriers implicated

IMAGE: Choroid plexus of mouse neonates. Blue: cell nuclei, green: phalloidin-actin, red: fluorochrome. view more  Credit: Biology of Infection Unit, Institut Pasteur Meningitis is associated with high mortality and frequently causes severe sequelae. Newborn infants are particularly susceptible to this type of infection; they develop meningitis 30 times more often than the general population. Group B…

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COVID-19 pandemic linked to reduced access to gender-affirming care in 76 countries

A survey offered to transgender and nonbinary people across six continents and in thirteen languages shows that during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, many faced reduced access to gender-affirming resources, and this reduction was linked to poorer mental health. Brooke Jarrett of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, and…

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Dying cells protect their neighbors to maintain tissue integrity

IMAGE: Artistic rendering of dying cells protecting their neighbors to maintain tissue integrity. Holes in epithelium created by uncoordinated cell death are shown in purple. view more  Credit: © Institut Pasteur / Le?o Valon et Romain Levayer To enable tissue renewal, human tissues constantly eliminate millions of cells, without jeopardizing tissue integrity, form and connectivity. The…

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With $3M grant, UArizona-led center to advance at-home health care technology

IMAGE: multi-institution team led by University of Arizona electrical and computer engineering professor Janet Roveda is building a future in which wearable devices will allow clinicians to gather patient data remotely… view more  Credit: University of Arizona The last two decades have seen an uptick in people choosing to monitor their health using wearable technologies such…

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