What is the real link between bacterial vaginosis and HIV risk in women?

IMAGE: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses presents papers, reviews, and case studies documenting the latest developments and research advances in the molecular biology of HIV and SIV and innovative approaches to… view more  Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, March 15, 2019–An international team of researchers presents a comprehensive and renewed focus on…

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Chemical probe can regulate signaling pathway and block cell invasion by arboviruses

IMAGE: Researchers affiliated with the Structural Genomics Consortium in Brazil control a cellular communication pathway using chemical compounds that inhibit the kinase AAK1. view more  Credit: SGC-UNICAMP Cells in humans and other vertebrates, as well as invertebrates, have signaling pathways that play essential roles in embryo development, cell proliferation and tissue structuring. Dysregulation in one of…

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Montana State electrical engineering professor wins NSF CAREER grant for brain research

IMAGE: Anja Kunze, right, is shown working with undergraduate students in her lab, where small networks of brain cells are gently stretched using precise magnetic force. Montana State photo by Adrian… view more  Credit: Montana State photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez BOZEMAN — Some electrical engineers design the giant dynamos and transmission lines that power society. Others…

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Oscillation in muscle tissue

IMAGE: The picture shows an immunohistochemical image of skeletal muscle. The nuclei of muscle stem cells are colored in green. The nuclei of the muscle fibers are shown in blue, the… view more  Credit: Birchmeier Lab / MDC Muscle stem cells have to be ready to spring into action at any time: When a muscle becomes…

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Nursing work environment shapes relationship between EHR & quality of care

IMAGE: Penn Nursing’s Ann Kutney-Lee, PhD, RN, FAAN, Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing, and a Senior Fellow at both CHOPR and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. view more  Credit: Penn Nursing PHILADELPHIA (March 15, 2019) — In the decade since the federal government’s electronic health record (EHR) initiatives first became law, nearly all U.S.…

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Precision medicine for pediatric cancer

Research performed over the last several decades has led to an increased understanding of the genetics of cancer. The clinical application of this knowledge for pediatric cancer has lagged behind studies performed for adults. In a perspectives article published in the prestigious journal Science, Dr. Jaclyn Biegel, from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Dr. Alejandro…

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Dormant viruses activate during spaceflight — NASA investigates

Herpes viruses reactivate in more than half of crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions, according to NASA research published in Frontiers in Microbiology. While only a small proportion develop symptoms, virus reactivation rates increase with spaceflight duration and could present a significant health risk on missions to Mars and beyond. NASA’s rapid…

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