US flu activity higher, more pediatric deaths reported

US flu activity higher, more pediatric deaths reported

The nation’s flu markers for the week ending Nov 19 climbed higher, with most of the continental US reporting high or very high activity and reports of five more deaths in children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today in its latest...
Prions: New possible therapeutic target

Prions: New possible therapeutic target

Prion diseases, such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (‘mad cow disease’), are lethal neurodegenerative infectious diseases that affect humans and other mammals and for which there is currently no cure. These diseases are caused by the accumulation of...