New adjuvant successful in extending immunity against HIV

ATLANTA — Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the Emory Vaccine Center (EVC) are first to show a new adjuvant, 3M-052, helps induce long-lasting immunity against HIV. The study results are published today in Science Immunology. In this pre-clinical study that included 90 rhesus monkeys, the researchers showed 3M-052, a new, synthetic…

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Discover the latest research in stem cell science during ISSCR 2020 Virtual

Skokie, IL — Nearly 4,000 members of the global stem cell scientific community will gather virtually 23-27 June to share the latest developments in stem cell research and engage with leaders in the field. ISSCR 2020 Virtual, the annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), will feature more than 300 presentations…

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Proteins expressed by viruses transmitted by Aedes aegypti Mosquito

The life span of the Aedes aegypti mosquito ranges from two to four weeks depending on environmental conditions, during which the female lays about one thousand eggs in water-filled containers close to human environments, because it needs human blood in order to reproduce and to complete its life cycle. Male mosquitos lack a blood-feeding system,…

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Coronavirus: A wake-up call to strengthen the global food system

Global food production is incredibly efficient, and the world’s farmers produce enough to feed the global population. Despite this abundance, a quarter of the global population do not have regular access to sufficient and nutritious food. A growing and more affluent population will further increase the global demand for food and create stresses on land,…

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Yang and collaborators building spatiotemporal platform to support COVID-19 response

Yang & Collaborators Building Spatiotemporal Platform To Support COVID-19 Response Chaowei Yang, Professor, Director, NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center, Geography and Geoinformation Science, is building a spatiotemporal platform to support rapid response to COVID-19. This project is a collaboration with the Center for Geographical Analysis at Harvard University. Specifically, Yang and his collaborators are building and…

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Heat may kill more people in US than previously reported: BU and UBC study

Death records point to hundreds of U.S. deaths from heat each year, but even moderately hot weather may actually be killing thousands. This summer, COVID-19 may make it harder to stay cool. As temperatures rise this summer, a new study by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and the University of British Columbia School…

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Smartphone app uses voice recordings to detect fluid in the lungs

Sophia Antipolis — 19 June 2020: Voice analysis by a smartphone app identifies lung congestion in heart failure patients, allowing early intervention before their condition deteriorates. The small study is presented today on HFA Discoveries, a scientific platform of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 «Speech is personal and as such, very small changes (related…

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Researchers attempt new treatment approach for blood cancer

(Boston)—In an effort to improve the survival of patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms, a type of leukemia, researchers inhibited a specific protein (alpha5beta1 integrin) to decrease the number of large bone marrow cells (megakaryocytes) in an experimental model. An increase in megakaryocyte numbers is thought to be the cause of many problems observed in this disease.…

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