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Presence of Athletic Trainers Minimized the Injury Rates in Girls

Availability of a full-time certified athletic trainer in high school reduces overall and recurrent injury rates in girls who play on the soccer or basketball team, according to a study published in Injury Epidemiology. Schools with athletic trainers were also better at identifying athletes with concussion. This is the first study to compare injury rates in schools that have an athletic trainer with those that do not.

Metabolic Changes Associated with Depleting Microbiome with Antibiotics in Mice

A new study from the Salk Institute has found that mice that have their microbiomes depleted with antibiotics have decreased levels of glucose in their blood and better insulin sensitivity. The research has implications for understanding the role of the microbiome in diabetes. It also could lead to better insight into the side effects seen in people who are being treated with high levels of antibiotics. The study appeared in the journal Nature Communications

Clues to Develop More Effective Ebola Vaccines

Scientists conducting the first comprehensive study of key immune system cells-;collected from West African Ebola survivors that kill Ebola-infected cells have made a surprising discovery that provides important clues to developing effective vaccines against the infection.

HIV-1 infection: New class of Antibodies Shows Potential Cure

A group of scientists at Texas Biomedical Research Institute have zeroed in on a new defense against HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS. Led by Ruth Ruprecht, the team used an animal model to show for the first time that an antibody called Immunoglobulin M (IgM) was effective in preventing infection after mucosal AIDS virus exposure.

Neurons Can Carry Multiple Signals At A Time

Back in the early days of telecommunications, engineers devised a clever way to send multiple telephone calls through a single wire at the same time. Called time-division multiplexing, this technique rapidly switches between sending pieces of each message. New research from Duke University shows that  in the brain may be capable of a similar strategy