The potential therapeutic application of RIG 1-like receptors against viruses (Part 2 – Viruses Recognition and Models of Mechanisms)

By Tayo Fasuan
In this Part 2 of the series of article about the potential therapeutic applications of Retinoic acid-inducible gene-I (RIG-I) like receptors, the writer provides the means of viruses recognition by the receptors and the models of mechanisms involved.

Microbial Infections That Cause Stillbirths (Part I)

50% of all stillbirths have been found out to be due to infections, with 98% of these happening in low- and middle-income countries. In this series of write-ups that will run for about two weeks, cursory views are taken of bacterial, viral, fungal and protozoan infections capable of causing stillbirths in pregnant women.

Zinc treatment for serious infections in young infants

Zinc deficiency increases risk of infection and growth failure, and is a widespread problem for young children in countries of low and middle income. Routine zinc supplementation decreases occurrence, severity, and mortality of diarrhoea and pneumonia in children younger than 5 years living in areas where zinc deficiency is common.