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4 Things We’ve Learned About Coronavirus That Make It Unusual – Lifehacker Australia

As the number of coronavirus infections grows, so does our knowledge of how it spreads, how it affects the body, and the range of symptoms it causes.

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The difference between vitamin D2 and D3 and which one you should choose as a supplement – Business Insider Australia

You may know vitamin D as an essential nutrient that helps you absorb calcium and keep bones strong, but vitamin D is actually a category that includes several different chemical compounds. The most common vitamin D compounds are vitamin D2 and vitamin D3, wh…

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  • The difference between vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 is that whereas animals produce vitamin D3, plants produce vitamin D2.
  • When choosing a supplement, opt for vitamin D3 since it is better absorbed by your body.
  • Vitamin D can boost your immune system, help your body absorb calcium, and may even help prevent cancer.
  • This article was medically reviewed by Julia Blank, MD, family medicine physician at Providence Saint John’s Health Centre in Santa Monica, Ca…

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Study reveals the genetic cause of congenital malformation – News-Medical.net

Study by the University of Bonn reveals that genetic information controls development of the urinary tract, rectum and genitals Spontaneous mutations of a single gene are likely to cause serious developmental disorders of the excretory organs and genitalia.

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Study by the University of Bonn reveals that genetic information controls development of the urinary tract, rectum and genitals Spontaneous mutations of a single gene are likely to cause serious developmental disorders of the excretory organs and genitalia.
This is shown in an international study led by the University of Bonn and published in the journal “Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology”.
The researchers also owe their findings to an unusual model organism: the zebrafish. One in 10…

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Northern Chinese City Issues Health Warning After Resident Dies of Plague – Caixin Global

One resident of a village in Inner Mongolia died of enteric plague, but no other infections have been discovered

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Authorities in a city in North Chinas Inner Mongolia autonomous region have sealed off a village and issued a public health warning after one resident died of plague.
The Baotou health committee said in a statement (link in Chinese) on Thursday that the patient, who died of circulatory system failure on Sunday, was confirmed to have contracted enteric plague, a rare form of plague that attacks the digestive system.
Local health officials have closed off the village where the patient lived and …

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