Magdalena holds an MSc in Pharmaceutical Bioscience and an interdisciplinary PhD merging the fields of psychiatry, immunology and neuropharmacology. Her previous research focused on metabolic and immunologic changes in psychotic disorders. She is now focusing on science writing, allowing her to culture her passion for medical science and human health.
Influenza patients who get pneumonia caused by the superbug known as MRSA, (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) die from tissue damage caused by their own immune cells, rather than from direct ... Read more
Non-resolving pneumonia can be a sign of a rare disease known as granulomatosis with polyangiitis, a type of vasculitis, researchers from the University of Ottawa in Canada report. A case ... Read more
Efferocytosis, a process whereby dying cells are engulfed and destroyed by other cells, is crucial in the recovery from pneumonia. However, this cellular cleaning is not as effective in smokers ... Read more
The inflammatory factors IL-36 and soluble B7-H3 may play a role in community-acquired pneumonia in children, often caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae, a study reported. One may even serve as a prognostic marker of ... Read more
People with certain chronic medical conditions represent a disproportionately large part of all invasive pneumococcal disease and pneumonia cases, with high associated care costs. Particularly, individuals with asthma and diabetes ... Read more