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Sex Sells? No, It Doesn't

Chiseled abs and bikinis can sell just about anything, right? According to the minds behind those Carl’s Jr. ads—and countless others—you’d think that’d be true. This idea that “sex sells” ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Discover Magazine

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Whence new plagues?

MOST new human viral infections come from other animals. Ebola fever, SARS and AIDS all started in this way. Animals are also the sources of influenza epidemics. Keeping an eye on birds ...

Thu 22 Jun 17 from The Economist

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New study maps out core concepts in the vaccination debate

The recent measles outbreak in Minnesota — by June, new cases of the disease in that state surpassed nationwide totals for all of 2016 — has been a sobering reminder of how highly concentrated ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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3-D virus cam catches germs red-handed

Before germs like viruses can make you sick, they first have to make a landing on one of your cells—Mars Rover style—and then punch their way inside.

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Studies of US Lassa fever patient offer clues about immune response, viral persistence

When an American nurse working in West Africa became ill with Lassa fever and was evacuated to the U.S. for treatment in 2016, it provided a rare opportunity. With the consent of the patient, ...

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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HIV-positive women with cytomegalovirus likelier to pass virus that causes AIDS to infant

HIV-positive women with cytomegalovirus, or CMV, in their urine at the time of labor and delivery are more than five times likelier than HIV-positive women without CMV to transmit HIV, the virus ...

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Seafood poisoning bug thwarts a key host defense by attacking the cell's cytoskeleton

The leading cause of acute gastroenteritis linked to eating raw seafood disarms a key host defense system in a novel way: It paralyzes a cell's skeleton, or cytoskeleton.

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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SR probe of Zika looks into 'rebound virus'

Southern Research scientists are investigating how the Zika virus is able to find a safe harbor in an infected host's tissue and stage a rebound weeks after the virus was seemingly cleared by ...

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Molecular test for common causes of vaginitis receives FDA approval

Johns Hopkins researchers report that a molecular diagnostic test accurately distinguishes among the three most common causes of vaginitis, an inflammation of vaginal tissue they say accounts ...

Wed 21 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Researchers create a 'Rosetta Stone' to decode immune recognition

Scientists from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have developed an algorithm that functions like a Rosetta Stone to help decipher how the immune ...

Wed 21 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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