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English and Welsh hospital patients in the Lyme-light

Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the Northern Hemisphere. It is spread through the bite of ticks and can cause a "bull's eye" rash, fever, joint pain, and sometimes nerve problems. The amount of Lyme disease in each country in Europe varies... click to read more

  • John S. P. Tulloch | Research Fellow at NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Views 178
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Mar 23, 2020
Family history and personal health behind memory’s impairments

Alzheimer's disease (or "AD"), the leading cause of dementia, is a progressive brain disorder that causes problems with memory and thinking. More than five million patients in the United States are currently diagnosed with AD. The goal of our research is to help each person... click to read more

  • Joshua Talboom | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Neurogenomics, Phoenix, AZ, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 24, 2020
'Take a deep breath in': a new treatment for congenital lung disease

Diseases that affect young children and babies with no apparent cure are devastating to witness or even hear. One such group of diseases known as Children’s Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease (cHILD) has many symptoms associated with difficulty in breathing and a reduced ability of... click to read more

  • Vanessa Xavier | PhD student at Department of Cell Biology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 1111
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 20, 2019
A special delivery for malaria-transmitting mosquitoes

Infected female Anopheles mosquitoes deliver malaria parasites to hundreds of millions of people worldwide, killing nearly half a million people every year. In the past two decades, we have successfully decreased the global malaria burden by half thanks to chemical insecticides, which are sprayed in... click to read more

  • Etienne Bilgo | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé/Centre Muraz, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
  • Brian Lovett | PhD student at Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, Maryland, USA
Views 904
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 18, 2019
Sleep or die: how good sleep decreases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Various temptations surround our modern life. If you like digital gadgets, you may quickly lose track of time by watching series on Netflix or chatting with friends on Facebook. Then, you may continue using your phone in bed and fall asleep later than expected. But,... click to read more

  • Akira Ohkubo | PhD student at Department of Cell Biology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 664
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 23, 2019