•The ability of the “cold sore” herpes simplex virus to establish quiet infections and reawaken periodically has long mystified scientists.
•A new study in mice reveals that a key host protein acts as a critical regulator of the virus’s...
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Heart-attack sufferers who receive treatment during periods when interventional cardiologists are away at academic conferences are more likely to survive in the month after their heart attack than patients receiving treatment during nonmeeting days.
6-Mar-2018 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites
Neurons that carry nerve signals to and from the lungs suppress immune response during fatal lung infections with the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus.
Animal experiments show that disabling these neurons can boost immune response and promote...
28-Feb-2018 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites
Gun injuries fall by 20 percent during the dates of the National Rifle Association’s annual convention.
Some 80,000 gun owners attend the NRA’s national convention, including many experienced users.
A brief period of gun abstinence, even by...
23-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites
Ancient-DNA Researchers Surpass the 1,000-Genome Milestone, Sharpening Resolution of European Prehistory
In the last eight years, the field of ancient DNA research has expanded from just one ancient human genome to more than 1,300. The latest 625 of those genomes debut Feb. 21 in two papers published simultaneously in Nature, including the largest...
20-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites
To help catalyze the development of genetic therapies, Harvard Medical School is launching a new program aimed at educating pharma and biotech leaders on the latest advances in genetics and how to optimize them for drug discovery and other...
20-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites
Research in mice pinpoints immune mechanism behind tissue damage and complications of chlamydia infection, the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States.
Separate immune mechanisms drive bacterial clearance versus...
13-Feb-2018 12:35 PM EST Add to Favorites
Antibodies made by camels, llamas and alpacas allow scientists to study the structure and function of proteins in disease and health.
While valuable, the approach is time-consuming, costly and often unsuccessful.
Overcoming this barrier,...
8-Feb-2018 11:15 AM EST Add to Favorites
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