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An Antibody Cocktail Combats The Deadly Ebola Virus And Sudan Virus

Several viruses in the ebolavirus family cause lethal diseases in humans, including Ebola virus, Sudan virus and Bundibugyo virus. Currently approved antibodies and vaccines are effective against only the Ebola virus and not the others. Treatments that broadly cover different deadly viruses are urgently needed.... click to read more

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Reading time 3 min
published on May 15, 2023
Engineered probiotic boosts cancer therapy

Cancer immunotherapy has revolutionized cancer treatment in the past decade. In principle, cancer immunotherapy works by improving a patient's immune system to recognize and eliminate cancer cells. Our immune system detects and attacks foreign cells or substances, such as bacteria or viruses. Despite coming from... click to read more

Views 1709
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Apr 19, 2023
Does eating vegetables reduce cardiovascular risk? It’s not so simple

“Eat more vegetables”. You must have heard it, read it, or said it. Probably your mom said that when you left peas or carrots on your plate at dinner. Indeed, a massive body of research has shown an association between eating vegetables and lower risk... click to read more

  • Qi Feng | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Oxford
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Reading time 3 min
published on Apr 21, 2023
The Pawsitive Effect of Therapy Dogs in a Hospital Emergency Department

The overwhelming majority of people attend a hospital ED for pain. The harsh ED environment, including long wait times and stark lighting, has been shown to increase patients’ perceived pain. In 2015, Saskatoon St. John Ambulance therapy dogs and their human handlers were the first to... click to read more

Views 2952
Reading time 3 min
published on Apr 14, 2023
Gut microbiota drive anti-viral immunity

The bodies of multicellular organisms, including humans, are covered with commensal microbes, also called the microbiota. The majority of these are bacteria located in the gastrointestinal tract. The gut microbiota maintain many physiological functions including the development and maturation of the immune system. The microbiota... click to read more

Views 1337
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Apr 5, 2023