Rural Colorado tries to fill health worker gaps with apprenticeships

During her 12-hour overnight shift, Brianna Shelton helps residents at BeeHive Homes Assisted Living go to the bathroom. Many of them have dementia, and some can’t get out of bed on their own. Only a few can remember her name, but that doesn’t matter to her. “They’re somebody’s mom, somebody’s grandma, somebody’s great-grandmother,” Shelton said. … Read more

Feline coronavirus-infected domesticated cats found to possess cross-reactive anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers confirmed that feline coronavirus (FCoV) infection induced the production of cross-reactive antibodies against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) receptor-binding domain (RBD) in domestic cats, despite minimal amino sequence acid (aa) similarity between RBDs of SARS-CoV-2, and FCoV serotype 1 (FCoV1) and serotype … Read more

Neural pathways that cause vomiting after consuming contaminated food: Study | Health

The body’s natural defensive mechanism to get rid of bacterial toxins is the urge to vomit after eating tainted food. But the mechanism by which our brain starts this biological response after sensing the germs is still a mystery. Researchers have created a detailed neural map of the defensive responses in mice from the gut … Read more

Study investigates spread of Klebsiella superbug between humans and the environment

An international team of scientists investigating transmission of a deadly drug-resistant bacteria that rivals MRSA, has found that whilst the bugs are found in livestock, pets and the wider environment, they are rarely transmitted to humans through this route. The researchers, led by Professor Ed Feil from the Milner Center for Evolution at the University … Read more

Study finds letting your cat go outdoors puts them at high risk for catching diseases

NNA | Updated: Nov 21, 2022 23:29 STI Washington [US], November 21 (ANI): You might want to reconsider the next time you open your backdoor to allow your cat to go on its daily adventure. The outside holds a lot of unfavorable potential for cats. Like the dangers of contracting and spreading diseases, as well … Read more

Inpatient hospital, student financial wellness, sustainability highlight 2022 meeting

This week, the Board of Trustees met to discuss new construction and sustainability projects, as well as financial wellness.Credit: Becca Duncan | LTV Campus Producer This week, The Board of Trustees met to discuss new construction and sustainability projects on campus, statistics of the first-year class, an increase in football ticket prices in 2023, student … Read more

Unique clinical trial in pet dogs could unlock treatment breakthrough for childhood cancers

Telethon Kids Institute is leading a unique clinical trial in pet dogs that could pave the way for a new immunotherapy treatment for one of the most common childhood cancers, Sarcoma. The treatment is a polymer-filled gel which is loaded with immunotherapy drugs and can be applied inside the surgical wound when a patient has … Read more

Children exposed to air pollution in early years more likely to develop food allergies

The modern world is highly industrialized and urbanized. One accompaniment of this change in lifestyle is the rise of food allergies. A new research paper explores associations between food allergies and pre- or post-natal exposure to pollutants in the air, thus paving the way for future studies on the potential sensitization of the gut by … Read more

Changing the wording about expiration dates could help reduce food waste

Changing the wording about expiration dates on perishable food items – which is currently unregulated and widely variable – could help reduce food waste, according to a new Cornell University-led study. A survey of consumers found that certain wording – “best by,” as opposed to “best if used by,” for example – had the potential … Read more