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10 May 2016 - 16 May 2016
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Image: A transmission electron micrograph (TEM) image of the Zikavirus (red disks) (Photo courtesy of the CDC).

Mouse Model Study Supports Sexual Transmission of Zikavirus Infection

A newly established mouse model, which is expected to accelerate efforts to develop a vaccine to protect against Zikavirus (ZIKV) infection, revealed high levels of the virus in the testes of the animals,... Read more

Drug Discovery

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Image: A cutaway illustration of the nanogel drug delivery system. The small particle can carry multiple drug agents to a specific target, such as the site of a tumor (Photo courtesy of Nicolle Rager Fuller, [US] National Science Foundation).

Novel Nanogel Drug Delivery System to Undergo Preliminary Clinical Trials

A novel nanogel drug delivery system designed to deliver multiple drugs with different chemical properties is to be tested in a first phase of clinical trials. In this series of clinical trials, the... Read more


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Image: Scientists had viewed ant antennae as being used only to receive information – new research has demonstrated that they also transmit critical social signals (Photo courtesy of the University of Melbourne).

Ant Antennae Communicate Vital Social ID Information

Scientists have shone new light on the complexities of insect communication with the discovery that ants not only pick up information through their antennae, but also use them to convey social signals.... Read more


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Drug Company Buyout to Boost Development of Liver Disease Drugs

A strategic buyout will broaden the role of an American pharmaceutical research and manufacturing company in the area of liver diseases.       The biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences (Foster City, CA, USA) has announced the purchase of Nimbus Apollo Inc., a subsidiary of Nimbus Therapeutics LLC... Read more
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