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EHV infection: Possible Breed-Related Differences in Susceptibility Investigated

A study of equine herpeviruses in horses in Poland has found evidence suggesting there may be breed-specific differences in susceptibility to EHV-2 and EHV-5 infection. Equine herpesviruses are widespread in equine populations worldwide. Horses are natural hosts to at least five herpesviruses, with EHV-1 considered the most important due to its high economic impact.

Lung Function in Asthmatics Improved With a Nutrient Supplement bar

A small pilot clinical trial published in The FASEB Journal shows that targeted nutrient therapy can improve lung function in obese individuals with asthma without requiring weight loss. Specifically, the study demonstrated that eating two CHORI-Bars daily for eight weeks improved lung function in obese adolescents with a form of asthma that is resistant to usual treatments. With a sample size of 56 participants, these findings are provocative and point to the need for larger trials.

Association Between Muscle Fitness And Aging In Brain

Researchers have found that muscle fitness as measured by power in the legs is strongly associated with an improved rate of aging in the brain. They suggest that simple interventions, such as increased levels of walking, targeted to improve leg power in the long term may have an impact on healthy cognitive aging. The study was published in Gerontology.

Structural Analysis Of Influenza Vaccine Virus-Like Particles

Researchers team reveals molecular structures developed a 3-D model based on the 1918 H1 pandemic influenza virus. Virus-like particles (VLPs) are protein-based structures that mimic viruses and bind to antibodies. Because VLPs are not infectious, they show considerable promise as vaccine platforms for many viral diseases, including influenza. The study was published in Scientific Reports, could benefit VLP vaccine projects, targeting a range of viruses from HIV to Ebola and SARS coronavirus.