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Article ID: 693166

Johns Hopkins Gene Hunter Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins scientist Steven Salzberg, Ph.D., known for his ability to tackle the most difficult projects in genome sequencing, has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He joins the group of 213 scientists, scholars, writers, artists and other leaders, including former President Barack Obama and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who make up the class of 2018.

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19-Apr-2018 12:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693138

Wistar Team Receives Prestigious Award from National Clinical Research Forum for DNA-based Zika Research

Wistar Institute

Wistar and partners at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Inovio Pharmaceuticals; and GeneOne Life Science were recognized among the Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards by the Clinical Research Forum for their groundbreaking phase 1 DNA-based Zika vaccine research – the first trial of a Zika vaccine in humans, which proved safe and effective.

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19-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693104

Using Tapeworms for Weight Loss Is Dangerous; Ideas Behind It Are Perpetuated by Society’s Ideals of Being Thin and Losing Weight Says @Binghamtonu Professor

Binghamton University, State University of New York

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18-Apr-2018 3:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693099

Malaria Parasite Makes Fawns of White-Tailed Deer Susceptible to Diseases and Death

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

More than one in five fawns of white-tailed deer – the most economically important big-game mammal in the United States – can contract a malaria parasite, making fawns susceptible to diseases and death, a new study co-authored by a University of Florida researcher shows.

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18-Apr-2018 3:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693045

Top HIV Cure Research Team Refutes Major Recent Results on How to Identify HIV Persistence

Wistar Institute

An international team focused on HIV cure research spearheaded by The Wistar Institute in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania and Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) in Barcelona, Spain, established that the CD32 molecule is not a preferential biomarker to identify HIV silent reservoirs within the immune system of patients undergoing antiretroviral therapy (ART), as proposed by a recent landmark study.

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18-Apr-2018 10:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693066

New Research Outlines Future for Developing Oral Medicines That Work More Efficiently

University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

Researchers at the University of Minnesota and The Dow Chemical Company have joined forces to tackle one of the biggest challenges in health care—how to get life-saving medicines to work faster and better with fewer side effects.

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18-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693044

Scientist Creates System to Quickly Detect Food Pathogens

University of Georgia

University of Georgia food scientist Xiangyu Deng has created a system that can identify foodborne pathogens in a fraction of the time taken by traditional methods.

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18-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692946

New Clues Point to Relief for Chronic Itching

Washington University in St. Louis

Studying mice, researchers have found that a drug called nalfurafine hydrochloride (Remitch) can deliver itch relief by targeting particular opioid receptors on neurons in the spinal cord. The new study suggests that the drug may be effective against many types of chronic itching that don’t respond to conventional drugs such as antihistamines.

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17-Apr-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692887

Center for AIDS Research Funding Renewed for an Old and On-Going Fight

University of California San Diego Health

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded a five-year, $15 million grant to the San Diego Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at UC San Diego, renewing support that extends back to an original establishing grant in 1994—the height of the AIDS epidemic.

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16-Apr-2018 1:30 PM EDT
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