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August 28, 2016

Aug. 16, 2016 — People infected with Ebola virus were 20 percent more likely to survive if they were co-infected with malaria-causing Plasmodium parasites, according to data collected at an Ebola diagnostic ... read more

No Blue Light, Please, I'm Tired: Light Color Determines Sleepiness Versus Arousal in Mice

Aug. 15, 2016 — Light affects sleep. A study in mice shows that the actual color of light matters; blue light keeps mice awake longer while green light puts them to sleep ... read more

First Public Collection of Bacteria from the Intestine of Mice

Aug. 12, 2016 — Mouse models are extensively used in pharmaceutical and medical research, and the microbes in their intestine can have an impact on research. However, there is still insufficient information ... read more

Scientists Protect Mice from Gamma Radiation With Deinococcus Elixir

Aug. 8, 2016 — They call it "Conan the Bacterium," and now it may be used to help save lives in the event of a nuclear disaster or terrorist attack. Researchers have discovered a potent manganese ... read more

Aug. 8, 2016 — A research team has discovered the key factor that regulates trunk development in vertebrates and explains why snakes have such a strikingly different body. These findings may open new avenues to the ... read more

A Single Compound Could Treat Chagas Disease, Leishmaniasis and Sleeping Sickness

Aug. 8, 2016 — Scientists have identified a compound that can kill the parasites responsible for three neglected diseases: Chagas disease, leishmaniasis and sleeping ... read more

Aug. 4, 2016 — Scientists have shed new light on Ascaris infection, which affects 1 billion people worldwide. Targeting specific liver proteins may offer new preventative options against an infection that kills ... read more

Consumption of Natural Estrogens in Cow's Milk Does Not Affect Blood Levels or Reproductive Health

Aug. 3, 2016 — A new study investigated cow milk's effects on blood hormone levels in adult mice and found that naturally occurring levels, and even levels as high as 100 times the average, had no effect on ... read more

How Naive T Cells Decline With Age

Aug. 2, 2016 — The loss of naive T cells with age is from deterioration in the environment that supports T ... read more

FAMIN or Feast? Newly Discovered Mechanism Influences How Immune Cells 'Eat' Invaders

Aug. 1, 2016 — A new mechanism that affects how our immune cells perform -- and hence their ability to prevent disease -- has been discovered by an international team of ... 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

A Sage Discovery: Plant-Derived Compounds Have Potent Anti-Inflammatory Effects

July 27, 2016 — New research reveals that two specific plant-derived compounds may be effective for fighting inflammation and ... read more

Bizarre Bacteria Causing Major Cattle Disease Named by Researchers

July 27, 2016 — After more than 50 years of research, the tick-borne bacterium responsible for one of the most troubling and economically devastating cattle diseases in the Western United States has been named and ... read more

Scientists Test Nanoparticle Drug Delivery in Dogs With Osteosarcoma

July 25, 2016 — An engineer teamed up with a veterinarian to test a bone cancer drug delivery system in animals bigger than the standard animal model, the mouse. They chose dogs -- mammals closer in size and biology ... read more

Parasite Proteins Prompt Immune System to Fight Off Ovarian Tumors in Mice

July 22, 2016 — Scientists identified the specific proteins secreted by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii that cause the immune system in mice to attack established ovarian ... read more

July 22, 2016 — The first in vivo evidence that strains of chimpanzee-carried simian immunodeficiency viruses can infect human cells has been reported by a team of ... read more

Fluorescent Trypanosomes Reveal Invasion of Skin and Beyond Following Tsetse Fly Bites

July 21, 2016 — Trypanosome parasites cause sleeping sickness in Africa. If left untreated, the infection causes coma and eventually death. A study takes a close look at what happens after an infected tsetse fly ... read more

Scientists Untangle Barr Body of Inactive X Chromosome

July 21, 2016 — Scientists have taken a detailed look inside the small, densely packed structure of the inactive X chromosome found in female mammals called the Barr ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Researchers have engineered a clinically relevant bacterium to produce cancer drugs and then self-destruct and release the drugs at the site of tumors. The approach enables continual production and ... read more

Plant-Based Polio Booster Vaccine

July 20, 2016 — Scientists have developed an oral vaccine booster for polio by manipulating plants to express a protein found in the polio virus. Tests with sera from immunized mice show that the booster confers ... read more

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