Hibernating Ground Squirrels Provide Clues to New Stroke Treatments

Multi-step screening process leads to molecule that may protect brain cells.

In the fight against brain damage caused by stroke, researchers have turned to an unlikely source of inspiration: hibernating ground squirrels.

While the animals’ brains experience dramatically reduced blood flow during hibernation, just like human patients after a certain type of stroke, the squirrels emerge from their extended naps suffering no ill effects.… Read full story

Yorgo’s Foods Inc Is Recalling All Flavored and Unflavored Food Products Due to Possible Health Risk

Yorgo’s Foods Inc. of Manchester NH, a family-owned company, started in 1993, is recalling all Greek-style food products it manufactures, out of an abundance of caution, as they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in pregnant women, young children, frail or elderly people, those with weakened immune systems and in unborn fetuses.… Read full story

Three Decades of Responding to Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Ebola virus isolated from in November 2014 from patient blood samples obtained in Mali. The virus was isolated on Vero cells.

NIAID director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., highlights lessons from AIDS to Zika.

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Soon after his appointment in 1984 as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, Anthony S.… Read full story

Opioid Treatment Drugs Have Similar Outcomes Once Patients Initiate Treatment

NIDA study compares buprenorphine/naloxone combination to extended-release naltrexone.

 

A study comparing the effectiveness of two pharmacologically distinct medications used to treat opioid use disorder – a buprenorphine/naloxone combination and an extended-release naltrexone formulation – shows similar outcomes once medication treatment is initiated.Read full story