Leishmaniasis: vaccine hope, thanks to mice

Leishmaniasis: vaccine hope, thanks to mice

Leishmaniasis is a parasite that is transmitted by sand flies. Infection causes skin ulcers and severe tissue damage, and currently, there’s no vaccine to protect humans. However, thanks to mice, that may change. By carefully studying mice that had recovered from leishmania infection, researchers found that special T cells were retained in the skin, and […]

Antibiotics Commonly Used in Pediatrics Shown to Cause Significant Hearing Loss in Mice

Antibiotics Commonly Used in Pediatrics Shown to Cause Significant Hearing Loss in Mice

A new study in mice is proving that hearing loss can be caused by certain antibiotics. A class of antibiotics known as¬†aminoglycosides are used commonly in pediatrics to treat serious infections such as meningitis and bacteremia. The researchers gave one group of mice a low dose of¬†aminoglycosides and they developed some hearing loss but the […]

Irish Shrimp Turned Cannibal

Irish Shrimp Turned Cannibal

Cannibal shrimp? Yes indeed, and there is an explanation why these animals turn on their own kind. They have been infected with a parasite that turns them into constant eaters!! Researchers from University of Leeds, Queens University of Belfast and Stellenbosch University wondered why these aquatic creatures were ingesting other shrimp. What they found was […]