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Switched-on bats: hosting viruses is a cost of flying

Research uncovers how bats serve as reservoirs for fatal diseases without succumbing to them. Tanya Loos reports.

7 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Researchers adapt HIV test in developing rapid diagnostic test for Zika virus

Researchers at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry), in collaboration with Rheonix, Inc. (Ithaca, NY), are developing a novel test for Zika virus that uses saliva to identify ...

3 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Modification of CRISPR guide RNA structure prevents immune response in target cells

CRISPR-mediated genome editing has become a powerful tool for modeling of disease in various organisms and is being developed for clinical applications. Preassembled Cas9 ribonucleoproteins ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Invasion of the body-snatching fungus

UConn researchers recently documented in Nature Scientific Reports a gory and fascinating relationship between periodical cicadas and a fungus that infects them, hijacks their behavior, and ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Zika virus could help combat brain cancer

Zika virus, known for causing microcephaly in babies by attacking the cells that give rise to the fetus's cerebral cortex, could be an alternative for treatment of glioblastoma, the most common ...

12 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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New immune system regulator discovered

Researchers in Finland have discovered a new regulator of the immune system, a key factor that controls development of regulatory T cells. The discovery provides basis for new strategies for ...

6 hours ago from ScienceDaily

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PHAT Life: Effective HIV intervention for youth in the criminal justice system

A group risk-reduction intervention that uses role-playing, videos, games, and skill-building exercises to promote knowledge about HIV/AIDS, positive coping, and problem-solving skills for high-risk ...

Wed 21 Feb 18 from Medical Xpress

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Animal study shows how to retrain the immune system to ease food allergies

Treating food allergies might be a simple matter of teaching the immune system a new trick, researchers at Duke Health have found.

Wed 21 Feb 18 from Medical Xpress

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Helping in spite of risk: Ants perform risk-averse sanitary care of infectious nest mates

Ants care for their sick nestmates in different ways, depending on their own immune status. When they themselves are susceptible to dangerous superinfections, they use a different method to ...

Wed 21 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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Sexual orientation discordance puts adolescents at greater risk for nonfatal suicidal behaviors

Suicide is a major national concern in the US. In 2016, it was the second leading cause of death in adolescents aged 12-18 years, with over 1,900 individuals in this age group dying by suicide. ...

Tue 20 Feb 18 from Medical Xpress

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