Monthly Archives: July 2016

Could the deadly mosquito-borne yellow fever virus cause a Zika-like epidemic in the Americas?

Yellow fever virus (YFV), a close relative of Zika virus and transmitted by the same type of mosquito, is the cause of an often-fatal viral hemorrhagic fever and could spread via air travel from… …read more

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A sage discovery: Plant-derived compounds have potent anti-inflammatory effects

New research reveals that two specific plant-derived compounds may be effective for fighting inflammation and pain. The findings are published in the British Journal of Pharmacology. …read more

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Mouse antibodies pinpoint Zika’s weak spots

Antibodies that specifically protect against Zika infection have been identified in mice, report Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis researchers on July 27 in Cell. …read more

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A potential lifesaver lies unrecognized in the human body

Tübingen researchers have discovered that bacteria from the human nose produces a novel antibiotic which is effective against multiresistant pathogensA potential lifesaver lies unrecognized… …read more

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Penn team uses nanoparticles to break up plaque and prevent cavities

The bacteria that live in dental plaque and contribute to tooth decay often resist traditional antimicrobial treatment, as they can “hide” within a sticky biofilm matrix, a glue-like polymer… …read more

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