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Stem Cell Implants Improve Monkeys’ Grip After Spinal Cord Injury

Thousands of axons grew from the transplants and connected to damaged primate tissue, the first such demonstration in primates.

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Ebola vaccine inches toward human clinical trials

A whole-virus vaccine to confront Ebola, the rare but often fatal hemorrhagic disease that periodically erupts in sub-Saharan Africa, may soon be one step closer to the clinic.

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Monkeys infected by mosquito bites further Zika virus research

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.

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A Diabetes Drug Has ‘Significantly Reversed Memory Loss’ in Mice With Alzheimer’s

  A drug developed for type 2 diabetes has "significantly reversed memory loss" in mice with Alzheimer's disease, and researchers now want…

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Turning Piglets Into Personalized Avatars for Sick Kids

  A team of scientists wants to accelerate research into a genetic disorder by using CRISPR to copy unique mutations from affected…

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Texas Zika Researchers Studying Infected Primates To Help Prevent Birth Defects

Scientists at Texas BioMedical Research Institute in San Antonio are using a type of primate to help prevent birth defects caused by…

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How beagles and goldens could help researchers find the next cancer therapy for humans

Radiation oncologist Dr. Michael Kent desperately wants to beat cancer.He’s testing the latest high-tech treatments in clinical trials and using a multimillion-dollar…

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Hibernating ground squirrels provide clues to new stroke treatments

Multi-step screening process leads to molecule that may protect brain cells.  In the fight against brain damage caused by stroke, researchers have…

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