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To Prevent The Severity Of Colitis: Precision Editing Of Bacteria

Researchers declined that a potential strategy targets metabolic pathways that are active only during intestinal inflammation prevented or reduced inflammation in a mouse model of colitis while exerting no obvious effect in control animals with healthy, balanced bacterial populations. They have used precision editing of the bacterial populations in the gut to prevent or reduce the severity of inflammation in a mouse model of colitis.

Emerging Lyme disease in Nepal, wake-up call

Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium known as Borrellia burgdorferi and is transmitted by the bite of Ixodid tick. It is one of the most reported vector-borne diseases worldwide. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, USA) estimated that approximately 300,000 cases of Lyme disease occur each year. 

Algal Chloroplast Produce Therapeutic Proteins

Researchers have reported that the microalgal chloroplast has clear potential as a novel industrial production platform for biopharmaceuticals. The continued development of synthetic biology tools for chloroplast engineering of C. reinhardtii will strengthen this potential by accelerating the creation of designer transgenic lines yielding high levels of the target protein.

Thailand Battles Drug-resistant Malaria Strains

Once a smuggling stop for Cambodia's Khmer Rouge guerrillas, Thailand's border town of Bo Rai finds itself on the frontline of a new battle against drug-resistant strains of malaria that could frustrate global attempts to stamp out the disease.

Zika Causes Nerve Disorder, U.S. Study

A new study sheds light on how the mosquito-borne Zika virus causes a rare neurological condition, and the findings could have implications for companies working on Zika vaccines, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.

SPECT Analysis Provides Insights on Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

The study demonstrated increased thalamic DAT (dopamine transporter) uptake in people with EDS , which further correlates with the severity of EDS, suggesting that increased dopaminergic function may be associated with EDS in humans. By using non-invasive SPECT molecular imaging , found no other changes related to DAT in DAT-rich areas such as the striatum, substantia nigra or globus pallidus.

Challenges in Receiving Standard-of-care Treatment for Patient with SCLC

A large percentage of U.S. patients with small-cell lung cancer do not receive chemotherapy with thoracic radiation as the standard-of-care, and in turn have lower overall survival, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The findings, reported in JAMA Oncology, also describe obstacles encountered by patients when receiving cancer treatments, such as their insurance status and socioeconomic factors.