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Take Them Outside: Cold Air Helps Croup Symptoms in Kids

Croup is a common infection that mainly affects babies and young children from six months to three years old. Croup symptoms include a characteristic barking cough that predominantly occurs during the night, a hoarse voice and a squeaky, high-pitched noise when breathing in. Although most... click to read more

  • Zoé Valbret | PhD Student at University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 2047
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 3, 2024
How the immune response to a common virus may target the brain in multiple sclerosis

Over 2.8 million individuals are living with multiple sclerosis (MS) which occurs when the brain and spinal cord become damaged due to inflammation. Persons with MS (pwMS) experience various symptoms such as vision disturbance, cognitive dysfunction and problems with balance and mobility. Around 85% of... click to read more

  • Olivia Thomas | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Karolinska Institutet
Views 1097
Reading time 4 min
published on Dec 20, 2023
HIV pushes the nuclear envelope to start an infection

Viruses need to be better understood. After all, the common cold deals misery to hundreds of millions of people every year, and the world stood still for almost a year waiting for a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. Viruses are difficult to treat because they are simple,... click to read more

  • Cheryl Vanier | Adjunct Faculty at Touro University Nevada College of Medicine
  • Aurelio Lorico | Professor at Touro University Nevada College of Medicine
Views 1228
Reading time 4 min
published on Nov 17, 2023
Mutations in the germline: How the mother repairs the father’s damaged genome

The genome is passed on from generation to generation. Germ cells, which are sperm and egg cells and any precursory cells they developed from, are tasked with maintaining the genomes. These cells are fundamental for maintaining the genomes across generations. The DNA, however, can be... click to read more

Views 3297
Reading time 4 min
published on Oct 30, 2023
Edible Microparticles: A Revolutionary Solution to Global Vitamin A Deficiency

Vitamin A is crucial for our ability to see, fight off diseases, and for babies to grow healthily. Vitamin A is currently the second most deficient micronutrient among the malnutrition population globally, just after iron. Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) causes blindness in children and increases... click to read more

  • Wen Tang | Assisstant Professor at south china university of technology
  • Ana Jaklenec | Research Scientist at Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
  • Sydney MacDonald | Program Assistant at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Views 943
Reading time 4 min
published on Oct 27, 2023