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Friday, May 14, 2021

This Pathological Life – HIV | Defenceless

In June 1981, the CDC reported an article of 5 men who presented with Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP). PCP is an opportunistic infection more commonly...

This Pathological Life – Radiation | Invisible death

The discovery of radiation was a monumental achievement in human history. Marie Curie isolated Radium and Polonium from the mineral pitchblende, and received two Nobel...

This Pathological Life – Piercing the smoke screen | Cigarettes, Smoking & Vapes

The rise of the tobacco industry and prevalence of smoking has significantly shaped the health (or lack of) in the last century. In 1900s,...

How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last?

NEW YORK — How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last? Experts don't know yet because they're still studying vaccinated people to see when protection...

This Pathological Life – Fragile X: The Fra(X)-men

Fragile X is the most common form of inherited intellectually disability. It is a sex-linked chromosomal disorder that affects boys much more commonly than girls....

This Pathological Life – Allergies Part Two | Anaphylaxis and Fighting Food

In 1901, an experiment when horribly wrong when Doctors attempted to induce tolerance in to a group of dogs by repeated injections of poison....

This Pathological Life – Allergies Part One | Friendly Fire

Our immune system provides the means for us to live in a world full of pathogens. However, sometimes it gets it wrong and we can...

WHO report: COVID likely 1st jumped into humans from animals

GENEVA — A joint World Health Organization-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through...

UK variant hunters lead global race to stay ahead of COVID

LONDON — On March 4, 2020, when there were just 84 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.K., professor Sharon Peacock recognized that the...

1 report, 4 theories: Scientists mull clues on virus’ origin

GENEVA — A team of international and Chinese scientists is poised to report on its joint search for the origins of the coronavirus that...
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