What is a first-degree burn?

What are the symptoms? Definition of a first-degree burn Treating first-degree burns at home Home remedies When to see a doctor How long does it take to recover? Preventing scarring Takeaway First-degree burns are a common and painful household occurrence, especially for children and older adults. They often happen when someone touches something hot, such […]

Health Tip: Treat a Sunburn

— Feeling like you’re getting a sunburn? Get out of the sun quickly and begin treating your skin, the American Academy of Dermatology advises. The burn eventually will heal, but getting a burn because you forgot to apply sunscreen or simply stayed under the sun’s rays too long increases your chances of developing skin cancer. […]

A new toxin discovered in Cholera bacteria

The bacterium Vibrio cholerae was discovered more than 150 years ago but remains as one of the main causes of bacterial infectious disease globally, especially in low-income nations where it occurs endemic, and outbreaks of cholera disease can lead to major epidemics. In addition to causing cholera disease characterized by very severe watery diarrhea, different […]

Researchers discover immune cells that create and sustain chronic inflammatory bowel disease

In preclinical experiments, Laurie Harrington, Ph.D., and colleagues at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have discovered a subset of immune cells that create and sustain chronic inflammatory bowel disease. These cells could become potential therapeutic targets to ameliorate or cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Furthermore, if this subset of CD4 T cells plays […]

Proteins found in semen increase the spread of Ebola virus infection

Protein fragments, called amyloid fibrils, in human semen significantly increase Ebola virus infection and protect the virus against harsh environmental conditions such as heat and dehydration. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report these findings in a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of […]

Researchers develop new approach for studying Cryptosporidium in healthy human tissues

Washington State University researchers have developed a new approach for studying Cryptosporidium, a waterborne gastrointestinal parasite now recognized as one of the leading causes of potentially life-threatening diarrheal disease in young children worldwide. Published today in Nature Microbiology, Roberta O’Connor and Greg Bowden of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology in WSU’s College of […]

Targeting proteins in semen could prevent sexually transmitted spread of Ebola virus

Protein fragments, called amyloid fibrils, in human semen significantly increase Ebola virus infection and protect the virus against harsh environmental conditions such as heat and dehydration. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report these findings in a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of […]