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July 31, 2016

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July 31, 2016

Scientists Identify Immunological Profiles of People Who Make Powerful HIV Antibodies

July 29, 2016 — People living with HIV who naturally produce broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) that may help suppress the virus have different immunological profiles than people who do not, researchers report. ... read more

July 29, 2016 — The supercoiling of bacterial chromosomes around histone-like proteins can trigger the expression of genes that make the microbe invasive, new research shows. The discovery could provide a new target ... read more

Vaccination: Zika Infection Is Caused by One Virus Serotype

July 29, 2016 — Vaccination against a single strain of Zika virus should be sufficient to protect against genetically diverse strains of the virus, according to a new ... read more

Krüppel-Like Factor 12 Promotes Colorectal Cancer Via Early Growth Response Protein 1

July 29, 2016 — Investigators report preclinical research showing that Krüppel-like factor 12 promotes colorectal cancer cell growth by activating early growth response protein 1. Data also reveal that levels of ... read more

July 29, 2016 — A discovery may lead to more close-fitting, comfortable and user-friendly ... read more

Green Monkeys Acquired Staphylococcus Aureus from Humans

July 29, 2016 — Many deadly diseases that afflict humans were originally acquired through contact with animals. New research suggests that pathogens can also jump the species barrier to move from humans to animals. ... read more

Frequent Nut Consumption Associated With Less Inflammation

July 29, 2016 — In a study of more than 5,000 people, investigators have found that greater intake of nuts was associated with lower levels of biomarkers of inflammation, a finding that may help explain the health ... read more

July 29, 2016 — Researchers have identified how inflammation, when precisely controlled, is crucial to bone ... read more

Adolescent Exposure to Drugs, Alcohol Fuels Use in Adulthood

July 29, 2016 — Teenagers who have easy access to drugs and alcohol in the home are more likely to drink and do drugs in their early and late 20s. That's according to the one of the first studies to look at how ... read more

Molecular Troublemakers Instead of Antibiotics?

July 29, 2016 — They may be slimy, but they are a perfect environment for microorganisms: biofilms. Protected against external influences, here bacteria can grow undisturbed, and trigger diseases. Scientists are ... read more

July 29, 2016 — A potential lifesaver lies unrecognized in the human body: Scientists have discovered that Staphylococcus lugdunensis which colonizes in the human nose produces a previously unknown antibiotic. As ... read more

New Cloud-Computing Platform to Further the Analysis of Microbial Genomes

July 29, 2016 — A cloud-based microbial bioinformatics resource has been developed by researchers, which is believed to be the largest of its kind in the ... read more

July 29, 2016 — A virtual brain has been created that can reconstitute the brain of a person affected by epilepsy for the first time. From this work we understand better how the disease works and can also better ... read more

July 29, 2016 — A portable production system, designed to manufacture a range of biopharmaceuticals on demand, has been developed by researchers. In a new paper, the researchers demonstrate that the system can be ... read more

Teens Who Smoke Daily Are More Likely to Report Health Complaints

July 29, 2016 — As fewer teens overall take up smoking, those who do smoke daily are reporting more health complaints than in years past, a new study ... read more

July 29, 2016 — Early diagnosis of acute kidney injury in preterm infants is possible through urinary protein markers, say investigators. Improving the ability to diagnose AKI, a sudden decline in kidney function, ... read more

Psychiatry on Closed and Open Wards: The Suicide Risk Remains the Same

July 28, 2016 — In psychiatric clinics with an exclusively open-door policy, the risk of patients committing suicide or absconding from treatment is no higher than in clinics with locked wards. This has been ... read more

Longer Survival Likely to Be Reason for Increased Numbers With Diabetes, Rather Than Increased Incidence

July 28, 2016 — Overall incidence of type 2 diabetes has stabilized over recent years, according to a new study, while mortality has declined, suggesting that increasing prevalence of the disease within the ... read more

Indian Pedestrian, Motorcycle Deaths Likely Much Higher Than Government Data Suggest

July 28, 2016 — Official government statistics on traffic deaths in southwest India significantly misrepresented the number of pedestrian and motorcycle deaths in the region over a two-year period, casting doubt on ... read more

Glaucoma and Driving Ability

July 28, 2016 — Safe driving requires clear central vision and adequate peripheral vision. Glaucoma typically leads to constriction of the visual field, sparing the central ... read more

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