Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin A new ACE2 decoy mechanism efficiently neutralizes a variety of Covid-19 variants, including Omicron strains. With the continuous evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus over the last three years, the pathogen has become more efficient at infecting our cells and evading our immune defenses. One crucial aspect of this efficiency is affinity to the ACE2 receptor, a major selection criterion in virus evolution. The ACE2 decoy mimics the host cell ACE2, similarly engaging the virus and inhibiting viral entry to a real cell. Using receptors as decoys is not a novel concept. In connection to SARS-CoV-2, ACE2 decoys were tested against closely related viruses, SARS-1 and HIV, in recent decades. The decoy did not come to fruition against these viruses for myriad reasons. For SARS-1, the strategy showed some signs of reduced symptoms in mouse models, but the outbreak calmed before further animal and human testing could continue. For HIV, … [Read more...] about Will Receptor Decoys Both Prevent And Treat SARS-CoV-2 Infection?
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(CTN News) – Medical Oncology Specialist Dr. Celal Alandağ stressed the importance of early cancer diagnosis. “Everybody now knows the importance of early cancer diagnosis.” Cancers that are detected in time with state-of-the-art scans can extend patients’ life expectancy. It’s true. Women are most likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, so doing self-exams is essential to catching early. When you’re 20, you should start checking your breasts once a month and consult your doctor if anything changes. My recommendation is to see a doctor every 2-3 years between 20 and 40. It’s life-saving to get a mammogram and physician evaluation once a year after you’re 40,” he said. She said after the first sexual experience, a smear test and examination should be done once a year to keep an eye on cervical cancer. If it stays normal for three years, you can repeat it every 2-3 years. Controls should be done regularly if there are diseases or drugs that weaken the immune system. … [Read more...] about Cancer Diagnosis Early Saves Lives
Dr Sewanti Limaye, Director, Precision Oncology, HN Reliance Hospital and Research Centre. Cancer is among the most researched diseases in the world. For most cancers, early detection is rare, and there isn’t enough consensus among oncologists, researchers and practitioners of non-Western medicine on its exact causes. Overall, a few broad causes have been conclusively established: Cancer may arise as a consequence of genomic abnormalities such as mutations, or when the body’s immune system weakens or collapses, or due to external assaults to the body such as tobacco use, exposure to chemicals and radiation and certain infections. But much like the human body, much of this disease is a mystery. There is no one cause and there is no one cure. As Pulitzer Prize-winning author and oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee has written in his cancer magnum opus The Emperor of All Maladies , “That this seemingly simple mechanism—cell growth without barriers—can lie at the heart of this … [Read more...] about World Cancer Day 2023 | Precision oncology is a new way of looking at cancer treatment: Dr Sewanti Limaye
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin President Obama has recognized John and Pamela Gregory for making positive changes in the Black community. The married couple are cofounders of several organizations: The National Center for Urban Solutions , The National African American Male Wellness Agency , Academy for Urban Scholars , and NCUS TEC . They began working together 30 years ago, with zero funding and no real guidelines as to how to accomplish their goals. And yet to date, the Gregorys have raised millions in funding, helped over 50,000 families, and provided employment opportunities for more than 10,000 people of color. African-American men are more likely to die of chronic diseases than their white counterparts. The Gregorys established the National African American Male Wellness Agency in 2004 in order to empower men of color to understand that through prevention, they can live longer. The awareness campaign is the largest wellness initiative of … [Read more...] about The Gregorys Have Dedicated Themselves To Uplifting The Black Community