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Unique Immune Component Allows Deadly Strain of Cholera To Out-Compete Other Variants

The persistence of a deadly strain of cholera that emerged in 1961 has baffled scientists. New research has shown how it has managed to out-compete other variants.
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Previously Undiscovered Nidoviruses Discovered Using Novel Computer-Assisted Analysis

Suddenly they appear and - like the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus - can trigger major epidemics: Viruses that nobody had on their radar. They are not really new, but they have changed genetically.
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Texas Tech Researchers Help Diagnose the First Case of Avian Influenza Transmitted From Cow to Human

The first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza transmission from mammal to human has been confirmed.
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Gene Therapy Eliminates 90% of Herpes Infection in Mouse Models

Preclinical studies of a new gene therapy show it can eliminate 90% or more of herpes infection and suppress how much virus can be released by an individual.
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Link Between Gut Microbes and Autism-Related Behaviors

Scientists at University of Utah Health have added to mounting evidence showing that microbes that live in our guts influence behavior. Specifically, they found that in mice, frequent gastrointestinal distress can reduce social behaviors.
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Plant Virus Shows Promise in Preventing Metastatic Cancers

An experimental treatment made from a plant virus is effective at protecting against a broad range of metastatic cancers in mice, shows a new study from the University of California San Diego.
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New Study Traces the Dominant HIV Variant in Indonesia

The HIV variant dominant in Indonesia was introduced from Thailand over multiple events. The study traces where it came from and how it spread from there, offering insights of possible value to the development of treatments against the disease.
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Antibody Levels Can Predict Children Likely To Outgrow Peanut Allergies

Changes in antibody levels over time can predict which children are likely to outgrow their peanut allergy, according to a new study.
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Vaccine Adjuvant Promotes Strong Anti-Tumor Immunity in Animal Models

They have discovered that a vaccine adjuvant – or “booster” – called C100 promotes potent anti-tumour immunity when it is injected directly into tumours in an animal model.
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Keto Diet Boosts Effects of Antifungal Drug in Mice

A drug that treats fungal meningitis works for less than half of patients, but a new study in mice indicates a keto diet could improve the odds.
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