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New experimental coronavirus vaccine prevented severe disease in mice

New experimental coronavirus vaccine prevented severe disease in mice after two doses of the jab boosted their antibody levels 90-fold Researchers genetically modified vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), which causes a mild illness in livestock, to become a vaccine The team took out a gene from VSV and inserted the spike protein from the coronavirus, which […]

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‘Good’ cholesterol counters atherosclerosis in mice with diabetes

Increasing levels of a simplified version of “good” cholesterol reversed disease in the blood vessels of mice with diabetes, a new study finds. Published online in the journal Circulation on September 30, the study results revolve around atherosclerosis, a condition where high levels of cholesterol cause “plaques” to form in vessel walls, eventually restricting blood […]

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Can pomegranate juice protect the infant brain?

When it comes to protecting the newborn brain, taking steps to mitigate risk before birth may be critical. Some newborns, such as those with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), are at heightened risk. Being able to intervene before birth to aid in protecting the newborn brain may prevent the often-devastating effects of brain injury. In ongoing […]

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New research provides better way to gauge pain in mice

For decades, biomedical researchers have used mouse behavior to study pain, but some researchers have questioned the accuracy of the interpretations of how mice experience pain. Now, Rutgers University-Camden neuroscientist Nathan Fried and colleagues from the University of Pennsylvania have developed a method that can more accurately gauge pain in mice, which could lead researchers […]

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Could better tests help reverse the rise of drug-resistant infections? Modeling study says yes in theory; now comes a reality check

A growing number of infections — such as pneumonia, gonorrhea and tuberculosis — are becoming harder to treat, as bacteria evolve defenses against antibiotics faster than we can develop new drugs to replace them. Duke University game theorist David McAdams says faster, more accurate tests for drug-resistant infections are being developed that could, at least […]