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Diarrhea Could Be Prevented By A Salivary Protein

Researchers have identified a protein in saliva (histatin-5) that protects the body from traveler's diarrhea. The findings, available online in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, may lead to the development of new preventive therapies for the disease. Traveler's diarrhea is an inconvenience to many in the U.S., but worldwide it could be deadly. It produces…

A New Horizon For Zika Virus Test

A new blood test called ZIKV-NS2B-concat ELISA is faster, less expensive, and extends the window of accurate detection to months after onset of infection, giving clinicians a powerful tool to screen for Zika throughout pregnancy.

Personalizing Anti-TNF Therapy in Crohn's Disease

The study was aimed at developing a cost-effective, individualized anti-TNF treatment strategy for patients with Crohn's disease which maximizes benefit and minimizes harm. It would also help to build a bio-resource for use by the scientific community.

Toxic Fresh Water Algal Blooms: A Review

The researchers at North Carolina's Jordan Lake have conducted a two-year study in which they monitored toxic algal blooms they found that multiple cyanotoxins from toxic algal blooms were present year-round, albeit in very low concentrations.