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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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Chimpanzees are first animal shown to develop telltale markers of Alzheimer’s disease

Article Written by: Sara Reardon Analysis of chimp brains reveals protein plaques and tangles that signal brain disease in humans, but whether…

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A Unique Womb-Like Device Could Reduce Mortality and Disability for Extremely Premature Babies

A unique womb-like environment designed by pediatric researchers could transform care for extremely premature babies, by mimicking the prenatal fluid-filled environment to…

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