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November 20, 2014
80 million bacteria sealed with a kiss
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (SPX) Nov 18, 2014
As many as 80 million bacteria are transferred during a 10 second kiss, according to research published in the open access journal Microbiome. The study also found that partners who kiss each other at least nine times a day share similar communities of oral bacteria. The ecosystem of more than 100 trillion microorganisms that live in our bodies - the microbiome - is essential for the digestion of food, synthesizing nutrients, and preventing disease. It is shaped by genetics, diet, and age, but als ... read more

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Advances in electron microscopy reveal secrets of HIV
UC Davis researchers are getting a new look at the workings of HIV and other viruses thanks to new techniques in electron microscopy developed on campus. The envelope (or Env) protein of HIV is a ke ... more
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'Contagious' bird flu outbreaks on Dutch, British farms
Dutch officials were on Monday checking poultry farms for a highly infectious strain of bird flu following outbreaks of similar strains of the virus in Britain and Germany. ... more
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Chinese medics in Liberia to beef up Ebola fight
A large team of Chinese health workers arrived in Liberia to boost the Ebola fight as a US-based doctor infected in Sierra Leone was described as being "extremely ill". ... more
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Chinese medics in Liberia to beef up Ebola fight
A large team of Chinese health workers arrived in Liberia to boost the Ebola fight as a US-based doctor infected in Sierra Leone was described as being "extremely ill". ... more
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Single-dose, needle-free Ebola vaccine protects macaques
Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that a single-dose, needleless Ebola vaccine given to primates through their noses and lungs protected them against infection for at least 21 weeks. ... more
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Ebola a stark reminder of link between humans, animals, environment
For many, global public health seems like an abstract and distant problem - until the Ebola virus is diagnosed among people in our midst. Though no one would call the Ebola pandemic a good thing, it ... more
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US scales back troop plans for Ebola fight in Liberia
The US military has scaled back plans for its mission in Liberia to fight the Ebola outbreak, and will deploy a maximum of 3,000 troops instead of 4,000, a commander said Wednesday. ... more
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Ebola spread boosts British 'Plague Inc' online game
The Ebola epidemic has led to a boom in downloads for the online game "Plague Inc", prompting its British developer to launch a charity initiative and offer it as a teaching tool. ... more
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'Stupidity virus' discovered, scientists say
Having a dumb and dumber kind of day? It might not be your fault. American researchers think they have found a virus that knocks a handful of points off the IQ test results of healthy people infected with the bug. ... more
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Dengue's spread flies under the radar amid Ebola scare
One of the most familiar sounds in Malaysia's capital is the approaching drone of a fumigation fogger spewing thick white plumes of insecticide, part of so-far futile efforts to arrest a spiralling dengue fever outbreak. ... more
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Fewer Ebola infections through burials
Far fewer people are being infected with the deadly Ebola virus through unsafe burials thanks to vigorous efforts to make them safer, the World Health Organization said Friday. ... more
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Researchers Develop New Model to Study Epidemics
For decades, scientists have been perfecting models of how contagions spread, but newly published research takes the first steps into building a model that includes the loop linking individual human ... more
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New step towards eradication of H5N1 bird flu
A University of Adelaide-led project has developed a new test that can distinguish between birds that have been vaccinated against the H5N1 strain of avian influenza virus or "bird flu" with those t ... more
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Scientists see mechanism for spontaneous HIV 'cure'
French scientists claimed Tuesday to have found the genetic mechanism for a "spontaneous cure" in two HIV-infected men, proposing a new strategy for combating AIDS even as other experts urged caution. ... more
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Nasal spray may offer long-lasting protection from Ebola virus
A nasal vaccine in development by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has been shown to provide long-term protection for non-human primates against the deadly Ebola virus. Results ... more
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China to quarantine Ebola doctors returning from W Africa: official
China will quarantine medical staff who work with Ebola patients in West Africa for 21 days after they return from duty, a senior health official said Monday. ... more
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Flu or Ebola? US hospitals prepare for a confusing season
After weeks of Ebola panic, false alarms and quibbles over quarantine in the United States, health authorities are bracing for a new battle: flu season. ... more
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Legacy of SARS in Asia offers lessons for Ebola fight
The SARS outbreak of 2003 put Hong Kong on the frontline of a global health crisis - but the city's ultimately successful war on the virus offers lessons for those now battling Ebola. ... more
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US envoy says France can do more to fight Ebola
Returning from a trip to inspect efforts to fight Ebola in West Africa, US Ambassador Samantha Power said France, Canada and Belgium could do more to help fellow French-speakers in Guinea. ... more
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British navy arrives to 'kick Ebola out of Sierra Leone'
A British navy mission said it was nervous but ready "to see that Ebola is kicked out" as it arrived in Sierra Leone Thursday to treat victims of the deadly virus. ... more
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Why NASA is watching Ebola
It's well known that scientists at NASA are eager to get samples of soil and rock from Mars into labs here on Earth. And and the most coveted of samples are those that might contain evidence of life, microbial or otherwise. ... more
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China 'vulnerable' to Ebola outbreak: expert
China is "vulnerable" to the deadly Ebola outbreak due to the soaring number of Chinese working in Africa and poor infection control at home, a co-discoverer of the virus warned Thursday. ... more
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Scientists discover exact receptor for DEET that repels mosquitoes
DEET has been the gold standard of insect repellents for more than six decades, and now researchers led by a University of California, Davis, scientist have discovered the exact odorant receptor tha ... more
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US orders quarantine for troops leaving W.Africa
The Pentagon on Wednesday ordered a 21-day quarantine for all troops returning from West Africa as controversy raged over the US government's attempts to prevent the spread of Ebola. ... more
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