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Newly described human antibody prevents malaria in mice

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Scientists have discovered a human antibody that protected mice from infection with the deadliest malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. The research findings provide theShow More Summary

Double or nothing: Astronomers rethink quasar environment

(National Institutes of Natural Sciences) Using Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) mounted on the Subaru Telescope, astronomers have identified nearly 200 'protoclusters,' the progenitors of galaxy clusters, in the early Universe, about 12 billion years ago, about ten times more than previously known. Show More Summary

ACT to join national Redress Scheme for child abuse survivors

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Survivors of child sexual abuse that occurred in ACT Government institutions will have access to counselling and cash compensation as result of the Territory signing up to the national Redress Scheme. Chief Minister Andrew Barr urged non-governmental institutions operating in the Territory to follow the Government’s lead and opt-in as well to the scheme, which was a […]

Immigrant Rights Activist Detained In Arizona As ICE Retaliates Against Political Opponents

After a mandatory check-in, ICE in Arizona detained Alejandra Pablos, a field coordinator for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. The post Immigrant Rights Activist Detained In Arizona As ICE Retaliates Against Political Opponents appeared first on Shadowproof.

WCRI’s Annual Conference: The Curtain’s About To Rise

This week will see most of the nation’s workers’ compensation cognescenti at the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute’s annual conference in beautiful downtown Brahmin Boston, the home of the bean and the cod, where the Lowells speak only to Cabots, and the Cabots speak only to God. This is WCRI’s 34th annual conference, and it sports an agenda […]

Study claims chemicals in essential oils can disrupt hormones

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A new study from a team at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is rekindling a debate over the safety of essential oils. The research suggests lavender and tea tree oils contain potential hormone disrupting...Show More Summary

Huntsman Cancer Institute joins national clinical trial targeting AML

(Huntsman Cancer Institute) Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) has been selected to participate in the Beat AML Master Trial, an innovative clinical trial sponsored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Show More Summary

Federal Agency Courted Alcohol Industry to Fund Study on Benefits of Moderate Drinking

17 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Scientists and National Institute of Health officials waged a concerted campaign to obtain funding from the alcohol industry for research that may enshrine alcohol as a part of a healthy diet.

H7N9 influenza vaccine clinical trials begin

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Two new clinical trials testing an experimental vaccine to prevent influenza caused by an H7N9 influenza virus are now enrolling volunteers at sites across the U.S. The Phase...Show More Summary

NIH scientists describe potential antibody treatment for multidrug-resistant K. pneumoniae

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Researchers are developing a promising alternative to antibiotic treatment for infections caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria resistant to carbapenem antibiotics. The approach uses antibodies to target the K. Show More Summary

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and First Round Capital invest $3 million in bail reform startup Promise

Nationwide, 62 percent of the jail population accounts for people who can’t afford bail, according to the Vera Institute of Justice. A lot of these incarcerated individuals are behind bars because they committed crimes at the misdemeanor level or lower. This is a significant statistic from a human rights perspective, as well as an economic […]

Unexpected effect could lead to lower-power memory, computing devices

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) An expected effect, known as zero field switching, could enable lower-power memory and computing devices than presently possible.

A National Study Of The Long-Term Outcomes Of A Law Degree

AccessLex Institute, Examining Value, Measuring Engagement: A National Study of the Long-Term Outcomes of a Law Degree: The Gallup-AccessLex Institute study of Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree holders provides important insights for educators, employers, law school alumni and prospective students about the factors that contribute to great jobs, lives and experiences...

Scientists discover genomic ancestry of Stone Age North Africans from Morocco

An international team of researchers, led by Johannes Krause and Choongwon Jeong from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (Jena, Germany), and Abdeljalil Bouzouggar from the Institut National des Sciences de l'Archéologie...Show More Summary

Groundbreaking new energy storage device charges up in just 20 seconds

A new aqueous energy storage device can be fully charged in a mere 20 seconds - and it could be cheaper than today's lithium batteries. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Kangwon National University scientists developed the device, which is safe, environmentally friendly, and suitable for portable electronics. [...]

Antiviral drug not beneficial for reducing mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B when added to existing preventatives, study shows

(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), an antiviral drug commonly prescribed to treat hepatitis B infection, does not significantly reduce mother-to-child...Show More Summary

High uptake and use of vaginal ring for HIV prevention observed in open-label study

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Nearly 90 percent of participants in an open-label study of a vaginal ring infused with a drug to prevent HIV are using the monthly ring at least some of the time, according to an interim analysis of study data. Show More Summary

One-month TB prophylaxis as effective as nine-month regimen for people living with HIV

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A one-month antibiotic regimen to prevent active tuberculosis (TB) disease was at least as safe and effective as the standard nine-month therapy for people living with HIV, according to the results of a large international clinical trial. Show More Summary

The brain's internal clock continually takes its temperature

(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Circuits in the brain act as an internal clock to tell us it is time to sleep and to control how long we then stay asleep. A new study in flies suggests a part of that clock...Show More Summary

Reviewers of NIH grants cannot distinguish the good from the great: study

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invested more than $27 billion in biomedical research through competitive grants during its 2017 fiscal year. Those grants were awarded based on scores assigned by, and conversation between, expert peer reviewers.

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