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  • Monkey Study Shows Zika Infection Prolonged in Pregnancy
    University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers studying monkeys have shown that one infection with Zika virus protects against future infection, though pregnancy may drastically prolong the time the virus stays in the body. The researchers, led by UW–Madison ...More
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  • Boston Subway System Covered in Microbes, but They're Not Harmful
    Boston's subway system, known as the T, might be just as bacteria-laden as you'd expect but organisms found there are largely from normal human skin and incapable of causing disease, according to a study published June 28 in mSystems, an open access journal of the American ...More
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  • Doing the Math on Zika and Sex
    Before British long jumper Greg Rutherford departs for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer, he'll leave an important part of himself behind: a sample of his frozen sperm. Rutherford, whose wife has expressed the desire to have more children, is preserving his ...More
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  • New Software Improves Ability to Catalog Bacterial Pathogens
    Washington State University researchers have developed a new software tool that will improve scientists' ability to identify and understand bacterial strains and accelerate vaccine development. RepeatAnalyzer is able to track, manage, analyze and catalogue the short, ...More
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  • Phone-Based Microscopes Work Well in the Field With Minimal Training
    Handheld, mobile phone-based microscopes can be used in developing countries after minimal training of community laboratory technicians to diagnose intestinal parasites quickly and accurately. A first of its kind, community-based study carried out in the Republic of ...More
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  • Teaching an Old Drug New Tricks to Fight Cytomegalovirus
    Researchers at Johns Hopkins have found that an old drug once mostly used to treat amebiasis -- a disease caused by a parasite -- and induce vomiting in cases of poisoning appears to also halt replication of cytomegalovirus (CMV), a herpesvirus that can cause serious ...More
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  • Political Pitfalls in Handling Ebola May Carry Over to Zika
    If the United States responds to Zika the way it did to Ebola—and early indications are that in many ways it is—the country can expect missteps brought about by a lack of healthcare coordination and a lot of political finger pointing, according to an analysis by ...More
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  • A New Tool for Forecasting the Behavior of the Microbiome
    A team of investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and the University of Massachusetts have developed a suite of computer algorithms that can accurately predict the behavior of the microbiome - the vast collection of microbes living on and inside the human body. In a ...More
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  • Anthrax Capsule Vaccine Shown to Protect Against Lethal Inhalational Anthrax in Primate Model
    Vaccination with the anthrax capsule--a naturally occurring component of the bacterium that causes the disease--completely protected monkeys from lethal anthrax infection, according to a study published online this week in the journal VACCINE. These results indicate that ...More
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  • Strengthening Immune Defense May Be Solution for Treating Tuberculosis
    Researchers at Linköping University have made a discovery that could contribute to developing new vaccines and treatment alternatives for tuberculosis in the future. The results have been published in Scientific Reports. Eight million people suffer from -- and 2 ...More
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