Research advances on transplant ward pathogen

The fungus Cryptococcus causes meningitis, a brain disease that kills about 1 million people each year—mainly those with impaired immune systems due to AIDS, cancer treatment or an organ transplant. It's difficult to treat ...

New molecule discovered in fight against allergy

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have discovered a new molecule that could offer the hope of new treatments for people allergic to the house dust mite.

New clues for asthma treatment

(PhysOrg.com) -- New information that could help in the fight against asthma has been obtained by an international collaboration of scientists utilizing the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne ...

Cell component involved in triggering cat allergy

(PhysOrg.com) -- A breakthrough by scientists at The University of Nottingham could provide hope for any allergy sufferers who have ever had to choose between their health and their household pet.

Breathalyzers coming to a doctor near you?

Nobody driving an automobile wants to come face-to-face with a breathalyzer. But if research now under way proves out, patients visiting their doctors will welcome the devices.

Microfluidics: The tiny, beautiful tech hidden all around you

When you think of micro- or nanotechnology, you likely think of small electronics like your phone, a tiny robot or a microchip. But COVID-19 tests—which have proven to be central to controlling the pandemic—are also a ...

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