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Plant Compound Has Therapeutic Effect on Complications from Snakebites
Plant Compound Has Therapeutic Effect on Complications from Snakebites
News   Oct 15, 2018

Researchers have found that rutin, an inexpensive, plant-based compound may protect envenomed mice from bleeding and inflammation problems, according to a study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

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Monitoring Molecules Keeps Cells Healthy
Monitoring Molecules Keeps Cells Healthy
News   Oct 15, 2018

An integrated technique for monitoring specific biomolecules could indicate the health of living cell cultures produced for cell-based therapeutics.

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What Pneumococcus Says to Make You Sick
What Pneumococcus Says to Make You Sick
News   Oct 12, 2018

This study of "bacterial linguistics," attempts to identify the "words" that bacteria use to communicate.

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Lassa Fever Vaccine Shows Promise and Reveals New Test for Immunity
Lassa Fever Vaccine Shows Promise and Reveals New Test for Immunity
News   Oct 11, 2018

A new Lassa fever and rabies vaccine shows lasting immunity and suggests a new way to test for protection.

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3-in-1 Vaccine Against Traveller’s Diarrhea
3-in-1 Vaccine Against Traveller’s Diarrhea
News   Oct 11, 2018

Conjugate vaccines could be a platform for a multi-pathogen, multi-serotype vaccine against the three major causes of diarrheal disease worldwide.

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Immunotherapy Effective Against Hereditary Melanoma
Immunotherapy Effective Against Hereditary Melanoma
News   Oct 10, 2018

Immunological checkpoint therapy was tested against hereditary melanoma, and the results were better than expected.

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Amphibian Shows Unique Resistance to Global Disease
Amphibian Shows Unique Resistance to Global Disease
News   Oct 10, 2018

Skin secretions from a three-toed amphibian commonly found in Louisiana may be protective against fungal diseases that affect other species.

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Cheap and Shelf Stable Universal Vaccine Platform Shows Potential
Cheap and Shelf Stable Universal Vaccine Platform Shows Potential
News   Oct 09, 2018

This vaccine production method cuts the cost of vaccine production and storage by 80 percent, without decreasing safety or effectiveness.

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Immune System "Brake Failure" Could Contribute to Diabetes
Immune System "Brake Failure" Could Contribute to Diabetes
News   Oct 09, 2018

In the rodent form of type 1 diabetes, specific immune cells fail to respond to one of these checkpoint molecules, letting the immune system go into overdrive and attack insulin-producing cells.

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Paralysis from Rare Disorder: Stem Cell Therapy Trial Brings Hope
Paralysis from Rare Disorder: Stem Cell Therapy Trial Brings Hope
News   Oct 09, 2018

A clinical trial is planned to see if a single injection of progenitor cells can help repair spinal cords inflamed by transverse myelitis.

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