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New Antibody Therapy Permanently Blocks HIV-like SIV Infection in Monkeys

An effective treatment strategy against the HIV-like Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) in rhesus macaques has been developed by an international research team. Around 36 million people are infected with HIV and a cure for the deadly virus infection has not yet been found according to the WHO. A new treatment strategy against the HIV-related Simian …

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What Is The Influence Of Fat When Gut Bacteria Is Decreased By Antibiotics?

A study which was led by University of Cincinnati (UC) lipid metabolism researchers, highlights how bacteria in the gut, or lack of it influences intestinal mast cells (MMC) activation and maybe the absorption of fat. The study which is called “Antibiotics Suppress Activation of Intestinal Mucosal Mast Cells and Reduce Dietary Lipid Absorption in Sprague-Dawley …

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Researchers Debunk The ‘Five-Second Rule’: Eating Food Off The Floor Isn’t Always Safe

Surprisingly, it turns out that no matter how fast you pick up food that has fallen to the floor, bacteria may transfer to it. The Rutgers Researchers have strongly disproved the “safe” five-second window which is the widely accepted notion that it is ok to pick up food that has fallen on the ground within …

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Sleepwalkers Feel No Pain When Injured In Sleepwalking Episodes

A new study of people that sleepwalk found an intriguing contradiction of the fact that although sleepwalkers have an increased risk for headaches and migraines while awake, when they sleepwalk, they are unlikely to feel any pain even while suffering an injury. According to the results of the study, sleepwalkers were nearly four times more …

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Virtual Reality Study Finds Our Perception of Our Body and Environment Affects How We Feel

According to new research conducted in a virtual reality environment, whether we feel scared or pleased in an environment and how we explore it is down to our combined perception of space and of our bodies. The study which was published in the journal Heliyon, suggests that the brain uses the interplay of these factors …

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Endurance Training Changes The Activity Of Thousands Of Genes

According to a study by researchers from Karolinska Institute which was published in the journal PLOS Genetics, endurance training changes the activity of thousands of genes and gives rise to a multitude of altered DNA-copies and RNA. The study also nuances the concept of muscle memory. How regular endurance works on a molecular level is …

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Scientists Reverse Alcohol Dependence In Animal Models

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According to a new study in animal models led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), there may be a way to switch off the urge for compulsive drinking. According to TSRI Assistant Professor Olivier George, who led the study, alcohol dependence can be completely reversed by targeting a network of neurons. The findings which …

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It Has Been Discovered That Fungi Plays A Role In The Delayed Healing of Chronic Wounds

It has been found by researchers in Pennsylvania and Iowa that fungal communities found in chronic wounds can create mixed bacterial bacterial-fungal biofilms and can be associated with poor outcomes and longer healing times.  The first deep characterization of the fungi found in diabetic foot ulcers has been published in mBio which is an online …

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