Gut Bacteria Neutralizes Disease-Carrying Tsetse Flies
Yale School of Public Health Research Scientist Brian Weiss, Ph.D., has identified a bacterium that can colonize the gut of tsetse flies and help stop the spread of African trypanosomes, the parasites responsible for causing human sleeping sickness, a potentially fatal disease that threatens millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa every year.
A Scourge of Rural Africa, the Tsetse Fly, is Genetically Deciphered in an International Scientific Collaboration
An international team of researchers led by the Yale School of Public Health has successfully sequenced the genetic code of the tsetse fly, opening the door to scientific breakthroughs that could reduce or end the scourge of African sleeping sickness in sub-Saharan Africa.
Breakthrough discovery opens new avenues for blocking transmission of African sleeping sickness
Scientists at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine have for the first time replicated in a laboratory setting the process of becoming infectious that occurs in the parasite that causes trypanosomiasis, more commonly known as African sleeping sickness.
How Do You Stop the Tsetse Fly from Transmitting Sleeping Sickness? A Host Protein May Provide the Answer
Human African Trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, is one of the deadlier diseases in sub–Saharan Africa. It is caused by the African trypanosome parasite and is transmitted to humans through the bite of a tsetse fly. Few methods currently exist to combat this tropical disease that afflicts tens of thousands of people annually and also attacks livestock, preventing many rural poor from achieving even subsistence–level farming.
What Sleep Experts Say Dreams of Falling Really Mean (and Why We Have Them)
Sleep is vital -- your body needs sleep not only to rest, but also to regulate your metabolism and brain function. But if you're anything like me, your brain feels anything but restful when you sleep, because it's too busy cooking up wild and strange scenarios in the form of dreams. Though it's easy to understand why we have to go to sleep each night, it's much more difficult to explain why we dream and how to interpret what exactly those dreams mean, especially if they're outlandish or perhaps even scary.Source: CNET
Here’s How Much Sleep You Actually Need, According to Experts
It’s one of the most asked questions surrounding health: how much sleep do you need? Some night-owls tell themselves that they thrive on minimal sleeping hours, or are in denial of their sleep deprivation. Others get more sleep than what’s recommended and still wake up tired. So what is the ideal amount of sleep for the average adult?Source: Prevention
Huge spike in US children being given melatonin, reports CDC
Gustaf Kilander Mon, June 20, 2022, 4:11 PM·4 min read The CDC has reported a spike in the ingestion of the sleep aid melatonin by children and doctors are urging parents to speak with a medical professional before giving the supplement to their offspring.Source: YAHOO! News
PET Imaging Confirms Link Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Heart Blood Flow Impairment
Patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are less able to increase blood flow to the heart when needed, according to a first-of-its-kind PET imaging study presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2022 Annual Meeting.Source: Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging