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Anterior insula activation restores prosocial behavior in animal model of opioid addiction

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study in animals suggests that the social and interpersonal problems associated with opioid addiction might be reversible. Researchers in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology previously used an animal model of opioid addiction and empathy to show that animals stopped prosocial behaviors—helping another …

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Researchers model likely impact of public health measures

Flattening the curve: The report highlights suppression strategy scenarios for the UK showing intensive care unit (ICU) bed requirements. The black line shows the unmitigated epidemic. Green shows a suppression strategy incorporating closure of schools and universities, case isolation and population-wide social distancing beginning in late March 2020. The orange line …

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Immunotherapy combo achieves reservoir shrinkage in HIV model

Microscopic image of an HIV-infected T cell. Credit: NIAID Stimulating immune cells with two cancer immunotherapies together can shrink the size of the viral “reservoir” in SIV-infected non-human primates treated with antiviral drugs, researchers have concluded. The reservoir includes immune cells that harbor virus despite potent antiviral drug treatment. The …

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