Monthly Archives: October 2018

How and why our bodies starve gut bacteria

Our gut microbiota can make or break our health. Researchers have found that our bodies keep bacteria under control by ‘rationing’ the resources they need. …read more

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Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Niger

From July through September 2018, six cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported from Niger, genetically linked to a cVDPV2 case in Jigawa and Katsina States, Nigeria. The virus was isolated from children with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) from Zinder region, located in the south of Niger and on the border […]

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Vaccine protects animals against anthrax and plague

Scientists engineered a vaccine that protects animals from both anthrax and plague. After more development and testing, the approach could be used to combat public health threats. …read more

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Immune culprits linked to inflammation and bone loss in gum disease

Researchers identified specific immune cells that, when triggered by bacteria, drive gum disease. The findings reveal potential treatment targets. …read more

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Antipsychotics not helpful for delirium in ICU

A study suggests that the common practice of prescribing antipsychotic drugs to treat delirium in intensive care units may need to be reassessed. …read more

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