Antibiotic Resistance Major Public Health Problem
Antibiotic resistance remains a major threat to public health around the world, and for the large part, the cause is misuse of antibiotics, says the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The ECDC put out the message in a statement released on Sunday to coincide with the fifth European Antibiotic Awareness Day...
Nanoparticles Stop Multiple Sclerosis In Mice
A breakthrough new experimental treatment that uses nanoparticles covered with proteins to trick the immune system, managed to stop it attacking myelin and halt disease progression in mice with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). The researchers say the approach may also be applicable to other auto-immune diseases such as asthma and type 1 diabetes...
Muscle Paralysis In Dreaming Sleep, Mechanism Identified
Scientists have discovered what goes on when the brain mediates in inhibiting the critical breathing muscles during REM (rapid eye movement) when a person is sleeping, a report published in the Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine revealed. The authors, from the University of Toronto, Canada, explained that during REM sleep, there is a profound inhibition of muscle activity...