Could allergic reactions be prevented? Team identifies key protein that triggers symptoms

Spring is in the air, and that means allergic reaction-causing pollen is, too. It’s reported that 20 percent of the Canadian population lives with hay fever and nearly 10 percent have food allergies. And the problem is only getting worse. “Allergies are absolutely an epidemic,” says Brock University Associate Professor of Health Sciences Adam MacNeil. […]

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Genetics linked to childhood emotional, social and psychiatric problems

Emotional, social and psychiatric problems in children and adolescents have been linked to higher levels of genetic vulnerability for adult depression. University of Queensland scientists made the finding while analysing the genetic data of more than 42,000 children and adolescents from seven cohorts across Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and UK. Professor Christel Middeldorp said […]

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NIH study validates decontamination methods for reuse of N95 respirators

N95 respirators can be decontaminated effectively and maintain functional integrity for up to three uses, according to National Institutes of Health scientists. N95 respirators are designed for single-use and are worn by healthcare providers to reduce exposure to airborne infectious agents, including the virus that causes COVID-19. The study was conducted in a controlled laboratory […]

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