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Early study finds antibody that ‘neutralizes’ Zika virus

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, have isolated a human monoclonal antibody that in a mouse model “markedly reduced” infection by the Zika virus. The antibody, called ZIKV-117, also protected the fetus in pregnant mice infected with the virus, the ...

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Want Your Marijuana Startup to Succeed? Study Patent Law

Next week, voters in five states, including California, Arizona, and Massachusetts, will consider whether to legalize recreational marijuana. Four other states will decide whether to allow medical use. But regardless of the outcome on November 8, marijuana will remain prohibited under US law. Despite being illegal at the federal level, ...

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Study explains why galaxies stop creating stars

Galaxies come in three main shapes — elliptical, spiral (such as the Milky Way) and irregular. They can be massive or small. To add to this mix, galaxies can also be blue or red. Blue galaxies are still actively forming stars. Red ones mostly are not currently forming stars, and ...

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Low-salt diets may not be beneficial for all, study suggests

A large worldwide study has found that, contrary to popular thought, low-salt diets may not be beneficial and may actually increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death compared to average salt consumption. In fact, the study suggests that the only people who need to worry about reducing sodium ...

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30 years after Chernobyl, camera study reveals wildlife abundance in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Thirty years ago, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukraine, became the site of the world’s largest nuclear accident. While humans are now scarce in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, continued studies–including a just-published camera study conducted by researchers from the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory–validate findings that ...

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The Debunkers of a Gay Marriage Study Just Re-bunked It, Sort Of

Peter Dazeley/Getty Images In 2014, a young researcher named Michael LaCour published some remarkable results in the journal Science. His study, written with the well-respected political scientist Donald Green, looked to see if a short, personal conversation with door-to-door canvassers could change people’s minds about gay marriage. It did, in ...

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