Monthly Archives: December 2015

UGA ecologist finds another cause of antibiotic resistance

The University of Georgia's J. Vaun McArthur is concerned that there's more to the problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria than the misuse of common medications.McArthur, a senior research ecologist, believes environmental contaminants may be partly t...

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UTA physicists devise gene therapy platform for macular degeneration patients

Physics researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have developed a new platform that uses ultrafast near-infrared lasers to deliver gene therapy to damaged areas of the retina to enable vision restoration in patients with photo-degenerative d...

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January JDR highlights dental implant complications and peri-implantitis

The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published in the January issue of the Journal of Dental Research articles that explore new evidence on the biological complications of dental implants and the great challe...

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Levels of antibodies in saliva are associated with risk of mortality

New research from the University of Birmingham has found that lower levels of antibodies in saliva are associated with of an elevated risk of mortality, and could be an early indicator of risk.The study, published in PLOS ONE, examined associations bet...

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Targeting fat-tissue hormone may lead to type 2 diabetes treatment

A new study by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and colleagues describes the preclinical development of a therapeutic that could potentially be used to treat type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, and other metabolic diseases. ...

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HIV antibody infusion safely suppresses virus in infected people

A single infusion of a powerful antibody called VRC01 can suppress the level of HIV in the blood of infected people who are not taking antiretroviral therapy, scientists at the National Institutes of Health report in a paper published today. The resear...

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Mapping cancer’s ‘social networks’ opens new approaches to treatment

Cancer Research UK-funded scientists have designed a computer model that applies techniques used to analyze social networks to identify new ways of treating cancer, according to research published in PLOS Computational Biology today.

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Evidence of past volcanic activity in the Caribbean Sea

Reconstructing the magnitude of past volcanic eruptions is important in informing predictions about future eruptions and hazards. This is difficult to accomplish from records on land -- old eruptions are often eroded away, buried beneath later eruption...

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New SIR-Network Model helps predict dengue fever epidemic in urban areas

An article 'SIR-Network Model And its Application to Dengue Fever,' authored by Lucas M. Stolerman, Daniel Coombs and Stefanella Boatto, published recently in the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics introduces a new mathematical model which offers a si...

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UCLA researchers create exceptionally strong and lightweight new metal

A team led by researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created a super-strong yet light structural metal with extremely high specific strength and modulus, or stiffness-to-weight ratio. To create the super-s...

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Unsynching the heartbeat a bit each day halts worsening heart failure

Johns Hopkins has demonstrated in animals that applying a pacemaker's mild electrical shocks to push the heart in and out of normal synchronized contraction for part of each day may be an effective way to slow down the progression of heart failure, a d...

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