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Maternal HIV Status May Disrupt Normal Microbiome Development in Uninfected Infants

A study led by researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) suggests that maternal HIV infection influences the microbiome of their HIV-uninfected infants. Their findings may account for some of the immunological and survival differences seen these children.

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Antibodies Identified That Thwart Zika Virus Infection

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Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified antibodies capable of protecting against Zika virus infection, a significant step toward developing a vaccine, better diagnostic tests and possibly new antibody-based therapies.

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Five New Studies Will Examine How the Trillions of Tiny Organisms That Call Our Bodies Home Can Impact Health

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Five University at Buffalo research projects aim to study how the interplay of the human microbiome – the collection of microorganisms that reside in and on the human body – and the environment affect a person’s risk for certain diseases.

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Bizarre Bacteria Causing Major Cattle Disease Named by UC Davis Researchers

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After more than 50 years of research, the tick-borne bacterium responsible for one of the most troubling and economically devastating cattle diseases in the Western United States has been named and genetically characterized by researchers at the University of California, Davis.

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'Screen-and-Treat' Scheme for Hepatitis B May Prevent Deadly Complications

Research into Africa's first 'screen-and-treat' programme for hepatitis B suggests the initiative may reduce deadly complications of the virus.

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UCLA Health Experts Advisory for August

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UCLA Health Experts are available to discuss a wide variety of topics of interest for the month of August.

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New Evidence: How Amino Acid Cysteine Combats Huntington’s Disease

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Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report they have identified a biochemical pathway linking oxidative stress and the amino acid cysteine in Huntington’s disease.

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Childhood Illness Not Linked to Higher Adult Mortality

Childhood illness not linked to higher adult mortality

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Columbia Researchers Find Biological Explanation for Wheat Sensitivity

Researchers from Columbia University have found that people with non-celiac wheat sensitivity have a weakened intestinal barrier, which leads to a systemic immune response after ingesting wheat and related cereals.

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Why Baby Boomers Need a Hepatitis C Screening

Hepatitis C affects a disproportionate amount of older Americans, born between 1945-1965. A University of Michigan Health System strategy is helping them get tested.

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A Novel Way to Produce Two-Dimensional Nanosheets, New Material Property May Lead to High Temp Superconductivity, Scientists Harness CO2 to Consolidate Biofuel Production Process, and More in the DOE Science News Source

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Hot Desert Storms Increase Risk of Bacterial Meningitis in Africa

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Exposure to airborne dust and high temperatures are significant risk factors for bacterial meningitis, a new study by the University of Liverpool's Institute of Infection and Global Health has found.

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Media Briefing and Q&A with Leading Researchers on Zika Virus and Diagnostic Testing

Leading researchers will discuss the global impact and role of diagnostic testing for the Zika virus as well as how the timing of infection affects pregnancy and newborns at a media briefing in advance of the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo being held in Philadelphia, July 31–August 4.

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First Diagnosed Case of Alzheimer’s Disease in HIV Positive Individual Presented at AAIC

The first case of Alzheimer’s disease diagnosed in an HIV-positive individual will be presented in a poster session at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2016 in Toronto July 27. The finding in a 71-year-old man triggers a realization about HIV survivors now reaching the age when Alzheimer’s risk begins to escalate.

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Researchers Make New Projections for Spread of the Zika Virus

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The team of researchers, led by Alex Perkins, a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame, projects that as many as 93 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean, including 1.6 million childbearing women, are at risk of infection over the next two to three years of the epidemic.

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Researchers ‘Solve’ Key Zika Virus Protein Structure

Researchers have revealed the molecular structure of a protein produced by the Zika virus that is thought to be involved in the virus’s reproduction and its interaction with a host’s immune system.

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Study Suggests 1.6 Million Childbearing Women Could Be at Risk of Zika Virus Infection

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Research by scientists in the US and UK has estimated that up to 1.65 million childbearing women in Central and South America could become infected by the Zika virus by the end of the first wave of the epidemic.