Archive for the ‘Community Health’ Category

Simulations Provided Early Alert To Deadly Potential Of Ebola

The Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute modeled the rate of infections and how interventions would affect the rate. Source: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute/CDC

The Ebola epidemic could claim hundreds of thousands of lives and infect more than 1.4 million people by the end of January, according to a statistical forecast released this week by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC forecast supports the drastically higher projections released earlier by a group of scientists, including [...]

Supersensitive Nanodevice Can Detect Extremely Early Cancers

From left, Taylor Bono, Dr. Yongbin Lin, Mollye Sanders and Savannah Kaye discuss the supersensitive nanoprobe sensor they have been developing in a lab in UAH's Optics Building. Source: Michael Mercier / UAH

Extremely early detection of cancers and other diseases is on the horizon with a supersensitive nanodevice being developed at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in collaboration with The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) in Greensboro, NC. The device is ready for packaging into a lunchbox-size unit that ultimately may use a [...]

Chemists Recruit Anthrax To Deliver Cancer Drugs


Bacillus anthracis bacteria have very efficient machinery for injecting toxic proteins into cells, leading to the potentially deadly infection known as anthrax. A team of MIT researchers has now hijacked that delivery system for a different purpose: administering cancer drugs. “Anthrax toxin is a professional at delivering large enzymes into cells,” says Bradley Pentelute, the [...]

FAU Professor Beats All Odds Surviving Two Bouts Of Pancreatic Cancer

Steven Lewis, Ph.D., visiting professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, is an exercise physiologist, researcher and teacher who leads a vigorous life, exercising regularly to maintain a high level of physical fitness and health. Source: Florida Atlantic University

In what his physicians have called a “miraculous recovery,” Steven Lewis, PhD, a visiting professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, has beaten all odds surviving two bouts of pancreatic cancer. Lewis was first diagnosed with the disease in 2007, and again almost three years later when the cancer [...]

“I Am A Marathon Runner”

Juanito with his many medals
Source: Children's Hospital Los Angeles

‘Cancer’ is a depleting word to anyone who is experiencing or has experienced those six-letters. It is a life-changing word that can often define a person for worse or better. To 12-year-old Juan Moreno, he chose the latter. This word has defined him as resilient, determined, accomplished and an amazing kid who is defying all [...]