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Wed, 22 May 2019 10:19:48 EDT
Monkey-infecting virus may provide part of future HIV vaccine
A protein from Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV), which can infect monkeys and apes, has shown promise as a potential component of a vaccine against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Wed, 22 May 2019 10:19:44 EDT
How augmented reality affects people's behavior
Researchers found that people's interactions with a virtual person in augmented reality, or AR, influenced how they behaved and acted in the physical world.
Wed, 22 May 2019 10:19:39 EDT
Why some parasitic worms persist in people
A new study may explain why some people struggle to expel parasitic worms that infect their intestines. The research suggests that the phenomenon is primarily a numbers game: Large groups of worms can overwhelm the immune system and kick-start a self-perpetuating cycle that nearly guarantees their survival, whereas smaller groups and lone worms cannot.
Wed, 22 May 2019 08:15:18 EDT
Exposing vaccine hesitant to real-life pain of diseases makes them more pro-vaccine
New research finds there is a better way to help increase support for vaccinations: Expose people to the pain and suffering caused by vaccine-preventable diseases instead of trying to combat people with vaccine facts.
Wed, 22 May 2019 08:15:16 EDT
Newly discovered hybrid molecules could serve as a novel category of anti-cancer agent
Researchers have developed and studied the biological activity of five new, metal-organic hybrid knotted molecules, termed metal-organic trefoil knots (M-TKs). These molecules can effectively deliver metals to cancer cells, demonstrating the potential to act as a new category of anti-cancer agents.
Wed, 22 May 2019 08:15:13 EDT
Exercise may help teens sleep longer, more efficiently
Getting more exercise than normal -- or being more sedentary than usual -- for one day is enough to affect sleep later that night. Researchers found that when teenagers got more physical activity than they usually did, they got to sleep earlier, slept longer and slept better that night.
Tue, 21 May 2019 19:37:42 EDT
Early life exposure to nicotine alters neurons, predisposes brain to addiction later
In a new mouse study, neonatal exposure to nicotine changed the biochemistry of reward circuitry in the brain. Researchers suggest the same mechanism may be at work in humans.
Tue, 21 May 2019 19:37:39 EDT
Space travel and your joints
A novel study of mice aboard a Russian spaceflight may raise an intriguing question for the astronauts of tomorrow: Could traveling in space be bad for your joints? Researchers found early signs of cartilage breakdown in the mice, suggesting that the reduced biomechanical forces of spaceflight are at play on the musculoskeletal system.
Tue, 21 May 2019 19:37:37 EDT
River valleys helped shape current genetic landscape of Han Chinese
New research shows the importance of how the three main river valleys in China contributed to Han genetic diversity.
Tue, 21 May 2019 19:37:35 EDT
Contact with nature during childhood could lead to better mental health in adulthood
Almost 3,600 people participated in a European study on the impact of green and blue spaces on mental health and vitality.
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