Nurses sleep less before a scheduled shift, hindering patient care and safety

Nurses sleep nearly an hour and a half less before work days compared to days off, which hurts patient care and safety, finds a new…

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Breakthrough in Zika virus vaccine

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have made significant advances in developing a novel vaccine against Zika virus, which could potentially lead to global elimination…

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Deadly ‘superbugs’ destroyed by molecular drills

Molecular drills have gained the ability to target and destroy deadly bacteria that have evolved resistance to nearly all antibiotics. In some cases, the drills…

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To the brain, straight from the vein: IV treatment for TBI

A team of researchers from the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center has found that neural exosomes — “cargo” molecules within the nervous system that…

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For controlling tsetse flies, fabric color matters

Tsetse flies infest an estimated 10 million square kilometers of sub-Saharan Africa and their bites transmit trypanosome parasites that cause disease in humans and in…

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Flipping the script on novel cancer therapy leads to insights into lupus

In the last decade, scientists discovered that blocking a key regulator of the immune system helped unleash the body’s natural defenses against several forms of…

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Teams of microbes are at work in our bodies. Here’s how to figure out what they’re doing

In the last decade, scientists have made tremendous progress in understanding that groups of bacteria and viruses that naturally coexist throughout the human body play…

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Researchers discover brain circuit linked to food impulsivity

You’re on a diet, but the aroma of popcorn in the movie theater lobby triggers a seemingly irresistible craving. Within seconds, you’ve ordered a tub…

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