New Test Extends Window for Accurate Detection of Zika

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Researchers have developed a new Zika test called ZIKV-NS2B-concat ELISA which is faster, less expensive, and extends the window of accurate detection from weeks...

Specific bacteria help explain stunted growth in malnourished children

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Many children treated for childhood malnutrition in developing countries never fully recover. They suffer from stunted growth, immune system dysfunction and poor cognitive development...

Put to sleep by immune cells

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The events that lead to the sleep disorder narcolepsy are a long-standing mystery. Writing in Nature, Latorre et al.1 reveal that people with narcolepsy have unusually high levels...

Scientists regenerate retinal cells in mice

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Scientists have successfully regenerated cells in the retina of adult mice at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. Their results raise the...

Intimate partner violence and traumatic brain injury: An “invisible” public health...

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While studying brain injuries in the mid-1990s, I began volunteering in a domestic violence shelter. I noticed that the abuse and problems many women...

Researchers recapitulate pathological condition of retinal diseases on a chip

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Approximately 80% of all sensory input is received via the eyes, so suffering from chronic retinal diseases that lead to blindness causes a significant...

NIH summit delivers recommendations to accelerate therapy development for Alzheimer’s disease

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Experts from government, academia, industry, and non-profit organizations put forward recommendations that provide a roadmap for an integrated, multidisciplinary research agenda necessary to inform priorities for...

Drinking coffee could lead to a longer life, research says

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Here's another reason to start the day with a cup of joe: Scientists have found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer. Drinking...