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UNMC announces HIV research breakthrough

UNMC announces HIV research breakthrough For the new study, Dr. Khalili and colleagues combined their gene editing system with a recently developed therapeutic strategy known as long-acting slow-effective release (LASER) ART. Gene editing gives us the opportunity to eliminate viral DNA from host chromosomes without hurting the host genome". CRISPR-Cas9 is found effective with fewer cells, which the LASER ART did great. [Full Article...]

Man Dies 'In Agony' Days After Eating A Gecko

Man Dies 'In Agony' Days After Eating A Gecko Hannah Dowell said that initially the paramedics had been hesitant to take him to hospital, but the family insisted. "Then on Monday, it was coming out both ends and he was really sick and the moment he started throwing up and it was green, that's when they rang the ambulance", Hannah said. [Full Article...]

UPMC Children's confirms 12 cases of MRSA affecting patients, staff

A seventh NICU patient is potentially symptomatic, the hospital said , while several tests are pending. Staff with potential symptoms came forward and six were confirmed to have the infection. "UPMC always follows CDC guidelines, and isolation protocols and infection control procedures are in place", the hospital told CNN in a statement. [Full Article...]

Florida Man’s Drone Captures Images Of Shark Swimming Near His Kids

Florida Man’s Drone Captures Images Of Shark Swimming Near His Kids The International Shark Attack File says that blacktip sharks are responsible for 20% of unprovoked shark attacks in Florida since 1926 - but that is still a very small number. At the time, he didn't know what kind of creature had latched onto him from behind, but he does a quarter of a century later, thanks to analysis of DNA from a tooth fragment left buried in his body all these years. [Full Article...]

CDC Warns Americans Of Fecal Parasite That Can Live In Pools

CDC Warns Americans Of Fecal Parasite That Can Live In Pools It causes cryptosporidiosis, which can leave healthy adults suffering from "profuse, watery diarrhea " for as long as three weeks . Symptoms in children, pregnant women , and those with compromised immune systems can be worse. The water becomes contaminated when an infected swimmer transmits the parasite through lingering residue on their person or a diarrheal incident-which, gross as it may be... [Full Article...]

High uptake of HPV vaccine can lead to elimination of cervical cancer

High uptake of HPV vaccine can lead to elimination of cervical cancer The risk criteria may broaden with smoking, a weak immune system, birth control pills, starting sex at a young age, etc. "Even though the vaccine has only been available in the United Kingdom for girls for nine years, it is very exciting that decreases in pre-cancerous lesions in the cervix and in genital warts have already been seen". [Full Article...]

Cockroaches will soon be impossible to kill

Cockroaches will soon be impossible to kill Offspring of survivor cockroaches were gaining extensive resistance to the poisons, including new classes of insecticide that they hadn't even been exposed to yet. According to Scharf, not only would roaches that survived a treatment be "essentially immune" to that type of insecticide class in the future-their offspring would be too. [Full Article...]

Alcohol causes significant harm to those other than the drinker

Alcohol causes significant harm to those other than the drinker The researchers used data from two nationally representative surveys: the 2015 National Alcohol's Harm to Others Survey, which contained information on 2,830 adults, and the 2015 National Alcohol Survey, which contained data on 7,071 adults. [Full Article...]


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