Nearly all known biological pathways in the brain are linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Nearly six million older adults have Alzheimer’s disease in the United States, a number expected to double by 2050. Already the sixth leading cause of death, Alzheimer’s disease is a complex neurodegenerative disease that causes memory loss, confusion, poor judgment, depression, delusions and agitation that robs people of their ability to live independently. Currently, the … Read more

Flu vaccination linked to 40% reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease – BIOENGINEER.ORG

People who received at least one flu vaccine were 40% less likely than their non-vaccinated peers to develop Alzheimer’s disease over the course of four years, according to a new study from UTHealth Houston. People who received at least one flu vaccine were 40% less likely than their non-vaccinated peers to develop Alzheimer’s disease over … Read more

Alzheimer’s Disease Affects Most Known Biological Pathways in the Brain, Researchers Find

Newswise – BOSTON – Nearly six million older adults have Alzheimer’s disease in the United States, a number expected to double by 2050. Already the sixth leading cause of death, Alzheimer’s disease is a complex neurodegenerative disease that causes memory loss, confusion, poor judgment, depression, delusions and agitation that robs people of their ability to … Read more

The paradox of masking and disease – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Much research has been done on the effectiveness of masks to mitigate the spread of infectious diseases. However, standard infection models tend to focus only on disease states, overlooking the dynamics of a complex paradox: While masking reduces transmission rates and consequently disease prevalence, the reduction of disease inhibits mask-wearing – thereby promoting epidemic revival. … Read more

Zoonotic disease risk to non-traditional pet owners – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Contact with non-traditional pets increases the risk of exposure to zoonotic pathogens, which are pathogens that spread between animals and people. The National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, examine the threat to pet owners and provide recommendations for prevention in an article published in the … Read more

Biologists trying to combat fungal disease being found in Blanding’s turtles; DuPage testing to be done this summer – Chicago Tribune

Biologists have been working for three decades on a recovery project for the endangered Blanding’s turtle throughout the state, including DuPage County, as numbers declined due to an increase in predators and habitat destruction. Now the species faces a new threat: a fungal disease that eats through the shell creating a Swiss cheese effect. Recently, … Read more

Chinese Medical Journal review explores the role of macrophages in the progression of acute kidney injury to chronic kidney disease

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a condition in which kidneys are unable to filter waste from the blood effectively, leading to various health complications. Numerous studies have shown that acute kidney injury (AKI) subsequently leads to long-term renal damage and progresses into chronic kidney disease (CKD) —a more severe form of kidney failure. The transition … Read more

Disease ecologist awarded $3.5 million to build revolutionary epidemiological platform – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Mathematical modeling — which combines math, statistics, computing and data — is a critical tool for public health professionals, who use it to study how diseases spread, predict the future course of outbreaks and evaluate strategies for controlling epidemics. Mathematical modeling — which combines math, statistics, computing and data — is a critical tool for … Read more

Dutch Research Council NWO Stevin Prize for expert on Parkinson’s disease Bas Bloem – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Neurologist Bas Bloem of Radboud university medical center receives this year’s Stevin Prize of the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The Stevin Award is the highest distinction in science for a researcher in the Netherlands who has achieved particular success in the area of ​​knowledge utilization for society. Bas Bloem is an expert in the field … Read more

Kawasaki disease rates dropped during COVID-19 pandemic – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego teamed up with partners across the United States to track rates of Kawasaki disease (KD) before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Scripps Institution of … Read more