Pig-borne disease most likely jumped into humans when rearing practices changed

The most virulent strains of Streptococcus suis, the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in adult humans in parts of southeast Asia and in pigs around the world, are likely to have evolved and become widespread in pigs at the same time as changes in rearing practices, according to research from an international consortium published today in the journal Nature Communications. —> Read More

Scientists find clues into cognitive dysfunction in chronic fatigue syndrome

Scientists at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health have identified a unique pattern of immune molecules in the cerebrospinal fluid of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome that provides insights into the basis for cognitive dysfunction –frequently described by patients as ‘brain fog’– as well as new hope for improvements in diagnosis and treatment. Results appear in Molecular Psychiatry. —> Read More

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