News Blog - Things to know about the nose and its functions
Extra protection - especially indoors
Are you finally heading back to the movies for the latest James Bond? There are many situations when an extra protection helps against airborne viruses as a practical companion that fits into any handbag, backpack, or sports bag.
How bentonite makes a difference
The mineral clay bentonite has an enormously high adsorption capacity for pollutants. Particles that are ionically positively charged, such as bacteria, are attracted to bentonite like a magnet and retain them.
Multiciliated cells in the nasal epithelium are the first cells targeted in the early COVID-19 infection
Researchers uncovered that nasal multi-ciliated epithelial cells are a target for SARS-CoV-2 infection and replication in the upper airway during the early stages of COVID-19.
Nasal viral infections appear to cause more severe disease courses than oral infections
Studies have shown that SARS-CoV-2 virus can cause mild pneumonia with very mild, mild to sub-threshold clinical signs by oral introduction of the pathogens, which is less severe compared to intranasal inoculation.
Viruses and allergens must penetrate the organism to have their effect
Viruses and allergens must penetrate the organism in order to have their effect. How can this be avoided?
Allergies – a burden not only for the individuals suffering from it, but also for our health system
Allergies weren’t always a huge health problem. Today, more than 150 million Europeans suffer from chronic allergic diseases and the current prediction is that by 2025 half of the entire EU population will be affected.
How Corona got its name and why this makes it such an effective threat
In a special notice form August 11, 2020, concerning COVID-19, the University of California San Francisco explains how the virus proceeds to infiltrate the human organism.
Seasonal factors favor the spread of respiratory virus infections
Winter epidemics of respiratory infectious disease were documented as early as 400 B.C. by Hippocrates in the "Book of Epidemics". Since then, many respiratory viruses have been identified as etiological agents of epidemics as well as the cause of seasonal infections alike has been elucidated.