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August 21, 2016
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Immune system, brain and behavior

Researchers find prenatal infection may create risk for later disorders The Zika virus now active in numerous countries, and the severe birth defects associated with it, makes it clear that infection in pregnant women can have immediate and devastating effects … Continue reading

March 19, 2015
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Viruses: Tiny Teachers of Biology

Imagine that an invisible, microscopic invader has found its way into your body and hijacked the cellular machinery that keeps you healthy. Inhabiting the gray area between living and nonliving, the invader can only reproduce once it makes its new … Continue reading

November 5, 2014
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Molecular map reveals genetic origins of 21 autoimmune diseases

Scientists have created a molecular map that pinpoints genetic variants that play a role in 21 different autoimmune diseases, they report Oct. 27 in the journal Nature. Researchers at Yale, the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), and the Broad Institute … Continue reading

February 12, 2014
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Decoding dengue and West Nile: Researchers take steps toward control of growing public health problems

ANN ARBOR — Dengue fever and West Nile fever are mosquito-borne diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide each year, but there is no vaccine against either of the related viruses. A team of scientists at the University … Continue reading

January 4, 2014
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How a Concussion Can Lead to Depression Years Later

After brain injury, cells on ‘high alert’ prolong immune response, affecting behavior COLUMBUS, Ohio – A head injury can lead immune-system brain cells to go on “high alert” and overreact to later immune challenges by becoming excessively inflammatory – a … Continue reading

December 9, 2013
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IBM Research and Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Convert Recycled Plastics into Disease Fighting Nanofibers

Opens new applications for the nearly 5.5 billion pounds of PET bottles and jars available annually for recycling SAN JOSE, Calif – 09 Dec 2013: Researchers from IBM and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology have made a nanomedicine breakthrough … Continue reading