Rethinking the rabies vaccine

LA JOLLA—Rabies virus kills a shocking 59,000 people each year, many of them children. Some victims, especially kids, don’t realize they’ve been exposed until it is too late. For others,…

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MDI Biological Laboratory scientist helping to develop the axolotl as a model

BAR HARBOR, MAINE – With its amazing capacity to regenerate tissues and organs, its ability to reproduce in a laboratory environment and the ease with which its genes can be…

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Percentage of SWOG trial participants on Medicaid grew significantly with ACA

Researchers from the SWOG Cancer Research Network, a clinical trials group funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), have found that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) expansion of Medicaid insurance…

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Watching video feed of hospitalized baby improves pumping experience

Parents who used videoconferencing technology to view their hospitalized baby reported an improved pumping experience while expressing milk for their premature infant. Videoconferencing also helped the whole family connect to…

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Gene linked to severe learning disabilities governs cell stress response

DURHAM, N.C. – A gene that has been associated with severe learning disabilities in humans has been found to also play a vital role in cells’ response to environmental stress,…

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Cell-free DNA methylation used to predict chemo benefit in bladder cancer

A team of researchers from SWOG Cancer Research Network, a cancer clinical trials group funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), have shown that they can use methylation patterns in…

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Haywire T cells attack protein in ‘bad’ cholesterol

Preventing atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of heart disease, means scientists need to understand how immune cells drive inflammation in the arteries. The challenge is that the T cells involved in…

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Throwing drug resistance for a loop

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—May 12, 2022—Viruses in the herpesvirus family are leading causes of birth defects, blindness, and failed organ transplants worldwide. Antiviral drugs can combat these viruses, but patients often…

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Center creating lab-on-a-chip technology for medical tests wins $6.6 million in continued NIH funding

LAWRENCE — A research center based at the University of Kansas that develops rapid next-generation tests for a host of human ailments like cancer, stroke and COVID-19 recently earned $6.6…

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$1.25 million NIH grant links science, literacy and math education in middle schools

COLUMBIA, Mo. – As an eighth-grade science teacher in Missouri, Jeannie Sneller knows firsthand it can be challenging for some middle school students to have the stamina and reading comprehension…

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