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TBI Increases Dementia Risk

Traumatic brain injuries increase the risk of a dementia diagnosis for more than 30 years after a trauma, though the risk of dementia decreases over time, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Anna Nordström and Peter Nordström of Umeå University in Sweden.

Antibiotics with Narrower Targets are Better in Respiratory Infections

When doctors prescribe antibiotics for children with common respiratory infections, a more selective approach is better. A study of 30,000 children with earaches, strep throat, and other common infections found that narrow-spectrum antibiotics, which act against a smaller range of bacteria, had fewer adverse effects than broad-spectrum antibiotics, which target a broader variety of bacteria. The study is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Atomic Structure of The Serotonin Transporter Bound to SSRIs

In a new study, researchers in molecular lab showing a chemical diverse drug used to treat depression and anxiety disorders interact with the protein that transports serotonin in the brain. An invention could open the way for the development of additional forms of antidepressants collectively known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors(SSRIs). The study published in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology.

WHO Prequalification for ROTAVAC

PATH applauds Indian vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech for receiving prequalification from the World Health Organization (WHO) for their oral rotavirus vaccine, ROTAVAC. As a partner in the development of ROTAVAC, PATH worked with the Indian Department of Biotechnology, the Society for Applied Studies, and Bharat Biotech on the clinical trials that demonstrated the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.