While air and noise pollution have been well documented independently, their combined effects are insufficiently discussed, until recently. In this blog post, we discuss a recent publication from Kuntic et al. on the combined and individual effects of these pollutants in mice.
While health and safety precautions are rightly focused on preventing shooting-related injury and death at firing ranges, heavy metal exposure also poses substantial health risks. Kim et al. recently modeled the acute health effects of particulate matter inhalation from firearm smoke in mice, which we review in this post.
While rodents have long been used to model many human diseases, their anatomical, physiological, and immunological differences from humans cannot be ignored when modeling respiratory inflammation. Recently, Khoury et al. demonstrated how ferrets can be used to model inflammatory respiratory disease and injury, which we review in this blog post.
Given that SARS-CoV-2 is primarily transmitted through respiratory droplets, with respiratory mucosa being the main viral entry route, is intramuscular administration the most effective vaccine delivery method to fight COVID-19? In this blog post, we have reviewed one recent study that reported the design and preclinical testing of an inhalable, exosome-based COVID-19 vaccine.
Experts discuss how automated microscopy and image analysis can quantify critical markers of infection and describe the insight provided by microscopy in the context of SARS-CoV-2 infection and inflammation.
The 2022 InsideScientific Research Technology & Innovation Summits focus on specific research and therapeutic areas, reviewing how novel technologies and innovative services are advancing discovery in each particular field.
Dr. Emma Karey presents research that challenges the convention that extant cigarette endpoints sufficiently capture the health risks of vaping, and provides a translational framework for how to integrate scientific principles and novel conditions.
During this webinar, experts from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust describe the presenting symptoms and diagnostic challenges for patients in their syncope clinic presenting with autonomic dysfunction in Long-COVID.