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Nanoparticles Hold Promise as Double-Edged Sword Against Genital Herpes

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An effective vaccine against the virus that causes genital herpes has evaded researchers for decades. But now, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago working with scientists from Germany have shown that zinc-oxide nanoparticles...
27-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Is Visceral Fat Worse Than Subcutaneous Fat?

Researchers have long-known that visceral fat – the kind that wraps around the internal organs – is more dangerous than subcutaneous fat that lies just under the skin around the belly, thighs and rear. But how visceral fat contributes to insulin...
25-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Sharpen View of Gene Transfer Between Pathogenic Bacteria

Bacteria can take up DNA from their environment, a skill that enables them to acquire new genes for antibiotic resistance or to escape the immune response. Scientists have now mapped the genes that are consistently controlled during DNA uptake in...
20-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Many Species Now Going Extinct May Vanish Without a Fossil Trace

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Scientists struggle to compare the magnitude of Earth's ongoing sixth mass-extinction event with the five great die-offs of prehistory. A new study by three paleontologists shows that the species now perishing may vanish without a permanent trace...
21-Mar-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

More Elderly Using Dangerous Drug Combinations

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One in six older adults now regularly use potentially deadly combinations of prescription and over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements -- a two-fold increase over a five-year period.
18-Mar-2016 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Risks Are Less Likely to Be Reported by Public-Health Researchers Paid by Industry or Military

Scientists looking for environmental and occupational health risks are less likely to find them if they have a financial tie to firms that make, use, or dispose of industrial and commercial products, a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher...
9-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Grant Expands History Project of HIV-Positive Women

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The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a MAC AIDS Fund grant in support of "I'm Still Surviving," an oral history project featuring women’s personal histories of living with HIV and AIDS in the United States.
26-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Molecular Switch Lets Salmonella Fight or Evade Immune System

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered a molecular regulator that allows salmonella bacteria to switch from actively causing disease to lurking in a chronic but asymptomatic state called a biofilm.
4-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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