Immunology

New vaccine prevents herpes in mice, guinea pigs

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a vaccine to protect against genital herpes. Tested on both mice and guinea pigs, the immunization led to "mostly sterilizing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bird flu shuffle probes viral compatibility

When influenza viruses that infect birds and humans meet in the same cell, they can shuffle their genomes and produce new strains that might have pandemic potential. Think of this process, called reassortment, as viruses ...

Oncology & Cancer

Restricting a key cellular nutrient could slow tumor growth

Remove tumor cells from a living organism and place them in a dish, and they will multiply even faster than before. The mystery of why this is has long stumped cancer researchers, though many have simply focused on the mutations ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Guinea pigs harbor a hidden health hazard

(HealthDay)—Been looking for a reason to turn down your child's pleas for a pet Guinea pig? Dutch researchers say the rodents may carry germs tied to serious pneumonia.

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