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Zika Vaccine Clinical Trial Begins
Zika Vaccine Clinical Trial Begins
News   Aug 17, 2018

Vaccinations have begun in a first-in-human trial of an experimental live, attenuated Zika virus vaccine.

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New Clues into How ‘Trash Bag of the Cell’ Traps and Seals off Waste
New Clues into How ‘Trash Bag of the Cell’ Traps and Seals off Waste
News   Aug 16, 2018

Understanding how cells remove waste during autophagy offers insights into possible new approaches for cancer treatment.

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Researchers Reverse Blindness
Researchers Reverse Blindness
News   Aug 16, 2018

Researchers change Müller glia into rod photoreceptors in mice and reverse congenital blindness

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HIV Therapy Reduces Virus and Boosts Immunity in Drug-Resistant Patients
HIV Therapy Reduces Virus and Boosts Immunity in Drug-Resistant Patients
News   Aug 16, 2018

A new HIV drug reduced viral replication and increased immune cells in individuals with advanced, drug-resistant HIV infection. Used in combination with existing HIV medications, the drug is a promising strategy for patients who have run out of effective treatment options.

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Chips, Light and Coding Moves the Front Line in Beating Bacteria
Chips, Light and Coding Moves the Front Line in Beating Bacteria
News   Aug 16, 2018

The never-ending fight against bacteria has taken a turn in humanity’s favor with the announcement of a tool that could give the upper hand in drug research.

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Viruses Spread their Net Through Adaptation
Viruses Spread their Net Through Adaptation
News   Aug 15, 2018

New research shows how MERS-CoV can adapt to infect cells of a new species, which suggests that other coronaviruses might be able to do the same.

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Ebola Vaccine Progress and Shortfalls Highlighted
Ebola Vaccine Progress and Shortfalls Highlighted
News   Aug 14, 2018

Despite promising advances, important scientific questions remain unanswered in the effort to develop a safe and effective Ebola vaccine.

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Breast Cancers Enlist the Help of Normal Cells to Help Them Spread & Survive
Breast Cancers Enlist the Help of Normal Cells to Help Them Spread & Survive
News   Aug 14, 2018

Researchers have shown that triple negative breast tumours - which are the most aggressive and have the fewest treatment options - might one day be treated with a drug that cuts the 'phone lines' between normal cells and tumour cells.

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Combination Therapy in the Face of Growing Antibiotic Resistance
Combination Therapy in the Face of Growing Antibiotic Resistance
News   Aug 13, 2018

Investigators are studying the potential of combination therapy, in which two or more drugs are used together to increase or restore the efficacy of both drugs against a resistant bacterial pathogen.

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Our Immune System Could Be at Fault in Glaucoma
Our Immune System Could Be at Fault in Glaucoma
News   Aug 13, 2018

A new study has found that glaucoma may in fact be an autoimmune disorder, with T cells responsible for the progressive retinal degeneration and retinal neuron attack.

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