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Nebraska Virologists Discover Safer Potential Zika Vaccine

University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers may have identified a vaccine that would defend against Zika virus without producing antibodies. Researcher Eric Weaver described the finding as exciting and novel. He and his team are confident that future experiments will yield significant findings that could have a profound impact on the field of vaccinology.

Efficient Simulation Of Brain Using Computer Hardware

Researchers at the University of Sussex have created the fastest and most energy efficient simulation of a mouse brain using off-the-shelf computer hardware . Dr James Knight and Prof Thomas Nowotny from the University of Sussex's School of Engineering and Informatics have published the top 50 supercomputers by running brain simulations using their own GeNN software and Graphics Processing Units (GPUs).

Sequencing Gut Microbes Shows Differences Between IBD and IBS

A team of researchers with members from the Netherlands and the U.S. has found differences in the numbers of gut microbes for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

In their paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine the group describes how they sequenced the genome of gut microbes in patients with bowel problems and what they found.

Scientists Aim To Identify The Causes Of Dementia

Dementia is common to a variety of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD) and Down syndrome (DS). This characteristic symptom is one of the significant causes of disability and dependency among older people. Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia, and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year.