World Asthma Day 2018

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World Asthma Day is a day dedicated to the prevention and treatment of asthma and to raise awareness of the condition. The day is organised with the overall aim to decrease the number of people who die from asthma attacks.

Bentham Science publishes research papers that present new studies related to this particular condition. Find the latest studies in the following journals:

Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews

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ARTICLE TO READ ON WORLD ASTHMA DAY

Maternal Vitamin D Status and Development of Asthma and Allergy in Early Childhood

Author(s): Anna Papadopoulou, Evangelia Bountouvi, Vasiliki Papaevaggelou, Kostas N. Priftis.

Abstract:

Vitamin D has an indisputable immunodulatory role in both lung and immune system development, which is initiated during fetal life and is mainly accomplished in the first years of extrauterine life. Several published studies have shown that low levels of vitamin D may increase the risk of developing asthma and allergic diseases. Moreover, vitamin D deficiency epidemic reported over the last decades coincides with an increase in the prevalence of asthma and allergies in westernized societies. Since placental transfer of 25(OH)D is the major source of vitamin D in the developing fetus, important questions concerning the impact of maternal vitamin D status on the outcome of pregnancy have arisen. The aim of this review is to present the current evidence regarding the determinants of vitamin D status in pregnancy as well as its role in the development of asthma and allergies in early childhood.

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World Malaria Day 2018

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World Malaria Day seeks to raise awareness about malaria, the serious and sometimes fatal disease that plagues most tropical regions. Malaria is transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito, found in most tropical regions of the world.

Bentham Science publishes very important research studies on Malaria in the following journal:

Infectious Disorders – Drug Targets

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ARTICLE TO READ ON World Malaria Day

Malaria in Children – Prevention and Management

Author(s): Angela Dramowski, Lisa Frigati, Helena Rabie, Mark Cotton

Abstract:

Malaria causes a quarter of all childhood deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa. Considerable gains in global malaria control have been achieved in the last decade but coverage of effective interventions remains low in areas of greatest malaria burden. Some countries have achieved reduced malaria related mortality through application of recent advances in malaria prevention and treatment of children. Artemisinin combination therapies (particularly artesunate) are highly efficacious and well-tolerated in children, although several alternative treatments are available. However, the evolution of drug resistance (including emerging resistance to artemisinin derivatives) threatens the success of malaria treatment programmes. This special issue review is aimed at paediatric clinicians in resource-poor settings and provides a summary of recent data from paediatric trials of malaria treatment and prevention interventions.

Read more here: http://www.eurekaselect.com/118494/article

 

World Parkinson’s Day 2018

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Parkinson’s Disease is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. The symptoms generally come on slowly over time. Early in the disease, the most obvious are shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty with walking.

Bentham Science publishes articles related to Parkinson’s Disease in its high impact journals including:

CNS & Neurological Disorders – Drug Targets

Current Neurovascular Research

WORLD DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS DAY 2018

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Down Syndrome is observed on March 21st, all around the world for many years. World Down Syndrome Day is all about raising awareness about the disorder and finding ways to improve the lives of those who suffer from it.

Bentham Science publishes articles related to Down Syndrome in its high impact journals including:

Current Pediatric Reviews

ARTICLE TO READ ON WORLD DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS DAY

Aging in Down Syndrome and the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease Neuropathology

Author(s): Elizabeth Head, Ira T. Lott, Donna M. Wilcock, Cynthia A. Lemere.

Abstract:

Chromosome 21, triplicated in Down Syndrome, contains several genes that are thought to play a critical role in the development of AD neuropathology. The overexpression of the gene for the amyloid precursor protein (APP), on chromosome 21, leads to early onset beta-amyloid (Aβ) plaques in DS. In addition to Aβ accumulation, middle-aged people with DS develop neurofibrillary tangles, cerebrovascular pathology, white matter pathology, oxidative damage, neuroinflammation and neuron loss. There is also evidence of potential compensatory responses in DS that benefit the brain and delay the onset of dementia after there is sufficient neuropathology for a diagnosis of AD. This review describes some of the existing literature and also highlights gaps in our knowledge regarding AD neuropathology in DS. It will be critical in the future to develop networked brain banks with standardized collection procedures to fully characterize the regional and temporal pathological events associated with aging in DS. As more information is acquired regarding AD evolution in DS, there will be opportunities to develop interventions that are age-appropriate to delay AD in DS.

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World Glaucoma Week 2018!

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World Glaucoma Week is observed from 8th March to 15th March, 2018. Glaucoma, is an eye diseases that is associated with elevated intraocular pressure, in which damage to the eye (optic) nerve can lead to loss of vision. Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world.

Bentham Science publishes papers from prominent medical researchers on Glaucoma. For the best published articles view the following journals:

Current Molecular Medicine 

Infectious Disorders – Drug Targets