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July 30, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Should Crime Victims Call the Police?

July 28, 2016 — New research finds that individuals who report being victims of crime to police are less likely to become future victims of crime than those who do not report their initial ... read more

Why Brain Neurons in Parkinson's Disease Stop Benefiting from Levodopa

July 28, 2016 — Though the drug levodopa can dramatically improve Parkinson's disease symptoms, within five years one-half of the patients using L-DOPA develop an irreversible condition -- involuntary ... read more

July 28, 2016 — A new study aims to take advantage of sweat's trove of medical information through the development of a sustainable, wearable sensor to detect lactate levels in your ... read more

Blood Pressure Hormone Promotes Obesity

July 28, 2016 — New research helps explain how a hormone system often targeted to treat cardiovascular disease can also lower metabolism and promote ... read more

July 28, 2016 — All at once, a roundworm overhauls an array of survival strategies, and researchers suspect multiple mutations behind it. But they're surprised when they trace the sweeping changes back to one ... read more

Open-Source Drug Discovery a Success

July 28, 2016 — In what is being called the first-ever test of open-source drug-discovery, researchers from around the world have successfully identified compounds to pursue in treating and preventing parasite-borne ... read more

Conception Timed With Periods of Low Mosquito Activity Could Reduce Zika Virus Infection

July 28, 2016 — Women could prevent contracting the mosquito-borne Zika virus while pregnant by timing the first months of pregnancy with seasonal declines in mosquito activity. The paper is the first to suggest ... read more

Toward an Effective TB Vaccine: Analysis of the Immune Response to a Promising Candidate

July 28, 2016 — BCG, the only currently approved TB vaccine, is only partially effective. Given the complicated TB treatment, the rise of adult TB cases in conjunction with the HIV epidemic, and increasing ... read more

July 28, 2016 — Undergrad engineers have designed a low-cost, low-tech device to make it easier for combat medics to create an artificial airway and pump air into the lungs of wounded ... read more

Pain Often Improves in Older Veterans, Study Shows

July 28, 2016 — Older military veterans frequently show improvements in pain intensity over time. However, opioids, some mental health conditions and certain pain diagnoses are associated with lower likelihood of ... read more

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