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  • Electric wave engulfs brain at first blush of consciousness

    Electric wave engulfs brain at first blush of consciousness0

    Our brains are bombarded with information about events around us, but we only become conscious of a few of them. Yale researchers have captured what happens in the split second before the emergence of consciousness, a fundamental state of human life. “There is a very tight window of a few milliseconds when we come aware

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  • Flu infection study increases understanding of natural immunity

    Flu infection study increases understanding of natural immunity0

    People with higher levels of antibodies against the stem portion of the influenza virus hemagglutinin (HA) protein have less viral shedding when they get the flu, but do not have fewer or less severe signs of illness, according to a new study published in mBio. HA sits on the surface of the influenza virus to help

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  • Lasting Effects

    Lasting Effects0

    Infections of the skin or other soft tissues by the hard-to-treat MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) bacteria appear to permanently compromise the lymphatic system, which is crucial to immune system function. In a report published online in Science Translational Medicine, Harvard Medical School investigators based at Massachusetts General Hospital describe findings that MRSA infection impairs the ability of

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  • Monkeys infected by mosquito bites further Zika virus research

    Monkeys infected by mosquito bites further Zika virus research0

    Monkeys who catch Zika virus through bites from infected mosquitoes develop infections that look like human Zika cases, and may help researchers understand the many ways Zika can be transmitted. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison infected rhesus macaques at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center with Zika virus one of two ways: by allowing

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  • Mosquito sex protein could provide key to controlling disease

    Mosquito sex protein could provide key to controlling disease0

    If you thought the sex lives of humans were complicated, consider the case of the female Aedes aegypti mosquito, bringer of Zika, dengue, and yellow fever: She mates but once, in seconds and on the wing, with one lucky male; spurns all further advances from other potential suitors; and stores enough sperm from that single encounter to

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  • Pushing cells to self-destruct combats deadly fibrosis

    Pushing cells to self-destruct combats deadly fibrosis0

    Each year, millions of people suffer life-threatening scarring in their lungs, heart, and other organs. Doctors have few tools to combat this fibrosis, other than an organ transplant. Now, new research offers clues for how to selectively destroy the cells known as myofibroblasts that drive the condition. In mice, this appeared to halt or even

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