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Yellow fever virus

Yellow Fever Virus Is Detected in Urine and Semen Almost a...

The presence of yellow fever virus in urine and semen samples from a patient who survived the disease was detected almost a month after...
malaria

Research Highlights Role of Molecule That Directs Immune Response in Cases...

A fierce war begins raging in the human organism only days after a bite by a mosquito of the genus Anopheles infected with Plasmodium,...
Antibodies

Computer Analysis Fills Gaps in Antibody Blueprint

Antibodies defend our bodies against intruders. These molecules consist of proteins with attached sugars. However, the blueprint directing the processing of these sugars on...
pregnancy

Discovery May Combat Harmful Effects of Malaria in Pregnancy

Infection during pregnancy by the parasite that causes malaria can not only increase the risk of a miscarriage or premature birth but also impair...
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Impulsivity in Parkinson’s Disease

Dopamine medications are effective in treating the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD), but dopamine agonists can trigger impulsive-compulsive behaviors (ICBs), such as compulsive...
Zika serotypes

New Zika Serotypes May Emerge, Researcher Warns

Zika virus is mutating so fast in Brazilian patients that different serotypes of the pathogen could appear in the near future, as is already...
Microneedles

Microneedles Can Increase the Effectiveness of Topical Anesthesia Used in Dentistry

Researchers from Brazil and Texas have started testing on humans a new strategy to increase the effectiveness of topical anesthesia used in dentistry.It involves...
cancer

Brazilian Researchers Propose New Strategy to Treat Cancer

Whenever an organism is damaged, be it by a simple cut on a finger or surgery, the cells surrounding the wound receive signals to...
virus

New Virus Discovered in Migratory Bird in Rio Grande Do Sul,...

Researchers at the University of São Paulo’s Biomedical Science Institute (ICB-USP) in Brazil have discovered a new virus in a migratory bird species. This...
stem cell

Clear View on Stem Cell Development

Today, tracking the development of individual cells and spotting the associated factors under the microscope is nothing unusual. However, impairments like shadows or changes...
neuropathic pain

Group Investigates How Phototherapy Combats Neuropathic Pain

Low-level laser therapy has been shown by recent studies to be a non-invasive and effective alternative for treating neuropathic pain, a chronic condition caused...
stem cell

Enough Is Enough – Stem Cell Factor Nanog Knows When to...

Every stem cell researcher knows the protein Nanog* because it ensures that these all-rounders continue to renew. A controversial debate revolved around how the...
Vaccines

Vaccines Protect Monkeys Against Zika

Trials recently completed in the United States have shown that three different vaccines provide effective and safe protection against Zika virus in rhesus monkeys.Two...
Cellular

Algorithms Offer Insight into Cellular Development

Today, cell biology no longer focuses only on static states, but rather seeks to understand the dynamic development of cells. One example for this...
Zika virus

Vaccine Against Zika Virus Tested Successfully in Mice

An experimental vaccine against Zika virus developed by Brazilian and US researchers has been tested successfully in trials with mice.The results were published on...
zika

Study by Zika Network proves a causal link between the virus...

A study conducted by scientists belonging to the Zika Network, which FAPESP supports, published on May 11, 2016 by the journal Nature presents definitive evidence that infection by...
Zika

Mini-brains help scientists understand link between Zika and microcephaly

Brazilian scientists have used cerebral organoids – three-dimensional structures called mini-brains that are created in a laboratory from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) –...