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July 30, 2016

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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

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

Hybrid Treatment Hunts Down and Kills Leukemia Cells

July 28, 2016 — Researchers have developed a hybrid treatment that harnesses a monoclonal antibody to deliver antisense DNA to acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells and that may lead to less toxic treatments for ... 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

Study Verifies Human Gene Therapy in Model of Rare Metabolic Disorder

July 28, 2016 — Researchers are closer to finding a better way to treat children with a rare metabolic disorder called MPS ... 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

Discoveries Offer Hope for Managing Ovarian Cancer

July 28, 2016 — A protein discovery offers a possible test for ovarian cancer, report scientists. The research team also identified an enzyme vital to ovarian cancer growth and spread, offering a target for new ... read more

New Genetic Syndrome Tied to Defects in Protein Transport

July 28, 2016 — An international team of researchers has discovered the mutation responsible for a rare, newly identified genetic disorder that causes craniofacial abnormalities and developmental delays. The ... read more

July 28, 2016 — While it's a matter of conventional wisdom in popular culture that raising antioxidant levels in the body tends to keep cancer at bay, a research team demonstrates that in pancreatic cells on ... 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

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