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Friendly bacteria in humans may protect against HIV

... with the HIV-capturing lactobacilli may provide a safe and cost-efficient method for preventing the spread of HIV, says Tao. "This method can protect infants against HIV in breast milk and women against HIV upon sexual contact unobtrusively and inconspicuously via fermented foods or feminine products," ...

UCSD medical/bioengineering reseachers show titanium debris satobtage artificial joints

.... The team demonstrated that titanium implants are safe in large blocks, but at the microscopic level, wear and tear can generate micrometer-sized particles. "As replacement joints are becoming increasingly common in aging populations, our results explain how such devices fail and suggest that improvemen...

Too much water may be as dangerous as too little during long-distance athletic events

...ance race may do serious harm rather than keep you safe from injury if you're drinking too much, according to a cardiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Runners or any long-distance athletes who drink too much water during a race could put themselves at jeopardy for developing hyponatremia, a cond...

Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld are now species of slime-mold beetles -- but strictly in homage

...ance race may do serious harm rather than keep you safe from injury if you're drinking too much, according to a cardiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Runners or any long-distance athletes who drink too much water during a race could put themselves at jeopardy for developing hyponatremia, a cond...

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...ance race may do serious harm rather than keep you safe from injury if you're drinking too much, according to a cardiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Runners or any long-distance athletes who drink too much water during a race could put themselves at jeopardy for developing hyponatremia, a cond...

Stealth Worms May Improve Insect Pest Control

...n have the potential to provide an environmentally safe alternative for controlling insect pests in agricultural and forestry systems, and also for controlling insect pests of human and veterinary importance," Stock says. In each location the scientists start with biotic surveys to find out which nematod...

Nature provides inspiration for important new adhesive

...of improved wood products that work better and are safe in the environment." The new adhesive should improve both work and living environments, and enhance the global competitiveness of U.S. companies, researchers say. They can also provide another market for the nation's soybean farmers - the new adhesi...

Wake Forest scientists find new combination vaccine effective against plague

...s of vaccines against plague are occurring in that safe laboratory in Blacksburg, Va., and not in Winston-Salem. Flagellin is taken from bacterial flagella, whiplike appendages that are used by bacteria to move around their environment. Thus it is possible for animals that have been exposed to a differen...

WHO suspends Marburg work, appeals for new funds

...igate the cause of death or collect the bodies for safe burial. Discussions have been held with provincial authorities to find urgent solutions. The dramatic symptoms of Marburg haemorrhagic fever and its frequent fatality are resulting in a high level of fear, which is further aggravated by a lack of pu...

How A Latent Virus Eludes Immune Defenses

...any cell types that rarely divide, it’s relatively safe while latent. But some viruses, like the gamma-herpesvirus, infect B cells of the immune system, which occasionally divide. The gamma-herpesvirus genome persists as circular pieces of DNA called episomes. When an infected B cell divides, the latent g...

Touching Molecules With Your Bare Hands

...any cell types that rarely divide, it’s relatively safe while latent. But some viruses, like the gamma-herpesvirus, infect B cells of the immune system, which occasionally divide. The gamma-herpesvirus genome persists as circular pieces of DNA called episomes. When an infected B cell divides, the latent g...

'EuroVacc 02' HIV Vaccine Trial Begins

...leted phase I study showed that the NYVAC-HIV-C is safe and immunogenic. The DNA-HIV-C vaccine was develop...ed Kingdom. The goal of this network is to develop safe and effective preventive vaccines against HIV/AIDS. This group has been working together for more th...

Shark attack worries? Driving to the beach is more deadly

...e to be around people," he adds. "Most people are safe at the beach. To put your mind at ease, go to a beach that has lifeguards. They should be looking for possible sharks. "Shark attacks are like airplane crashes," he notes. "The vast majority of airplane trips are safe, but when a crash occurs, it ge...

New HIV drug candidate developed in Sweden

...e to be around people," he adds. "Most people are safe at the beach. To put your mind at ease, go to a beach that has lifeguards. They should be looking for possible sharks. "Shark attacks are like airplane crashes," he notes. "The vast majority of airplane trips are safe, but when a crash occurs, it ge...

Agilent Technologies introduces advanced zebrafish, mouse microarrays for stem cell and developmental biology research

...e to be around people," he adds. "Most people are safe at the beach. To put your mind at ease, go to a beach that has lifeguards. They should be looking for possible sharks. "Shark attacks are like airplane crashes," he notes. "The vast majority of airplane trips are safe, but when a crash occurs, it ge...

Antiretroviral Therapy May Prevent HIV Transmission From Breastfeeding Mothers To Infants

...formula due to the high cost of formula, lack of a safe water supply, and cultural norms. Roger L. Shapir...transmission in areas where formula feeding is not safe or feasible." In an accompanying editorial, Marc Bulterys, MD, PhD, of the Centers for Disease Cont...

How exactly does the brain control breathing?

... over 100 years is what maintains this almost fail safe vital rhythm throughout life? Experimental Physiology editor Julian Paton invited two world renowned scientists Dr. Guyenet from the University of Charlottesville and Dr. Richerson from Yale University, to use the journal as a forum to discuss the i...

Studies reveal how plague disables immune system, and how to exploit the process to make a vaccine

...ls, the researchers produced what may be the first safe and effective vaccine. Both papers -- one published online July 28 in Science Express and one in the August issue of Infection and Immunity -- focus on aspects of the type-III pathway, a molecular syringe that Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that may...

Study Finds Moderate Hypothermia A Safe Treatment For Traumatic Brain Injury In Kids

...ted after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a safe therapeutic intervention for children. TBI initia...od after severe TBI and maintained for 48 hours is safe compared with normal body temperature (36.5-37.5 degrees Celsius). By inducing hypothermia in pediat...

Modified collagen could yield important medical applications

...echniques that may damage the protein or limit its safe use in humans. Yu's method, however, requires only physical mixing of collagen with even smaller molecules called collagen mimetic peptides. "That's the beauty of this," said Yu, an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engi...

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