Mosquitoes vaccinated people in malaria trial

Mosquitoes vaccinated people in malaria trial

One Seattle morning, Carolina Reid sat in a room with nine other volunteers, each waiting to take part in a clinical trial for a new, experimental malaria vaccine. Reid’s turn came. She put her arm over a cardboard box filled with 200 mosquitoes and covered with...
Study finds long-term COVID brain injury risk

Study finds long-term COVID brain injury risk

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Sept 22 (Reuters) – People who had COVID-19 are at higher risk for a host of brain injuries a year later compared with people who were never infected by the coronavirus, a finding that could affect millions of Americans, U.S....
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...
Alzheimer’s may not be chiefly a brain disease

Alzheimer’s may not be chiefly a brain disease

The pursuit of a cure for Alzheimer’s disease is becoming an increasingly competitive and contentious quest with recent years witnessing several important controversies. In July 2022, Science magazine reported that a key 2006 research paper, published in the...