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Childhood TB shot may offer long-term protection from lung cancer

(HealthDay)—A tuberculosis vaccine commonly used in other parts of the world might reduce a person’s risk of developing lung cancer if given early in childhood, a six-decade-long study reports. The Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine is the only vaccine approved for preventing tuberculosis (TB)—a potentially fatal infectious disease that typically attacks …

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New sequencing study provides insight into HIV vaccine protection

by The U.S. Military HIV Research Program Researchers at the U.S. Military HIV Research Program at WRAIR exploregene expressions that correlated with protection in HIV vaccine studies. Credit: US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) In a new study, scientists led by the U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) at the …

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Tiny RNA provides big protection after a heart attack

Dr. Yaoling Tang (right) and postdoctoral fellow Dr. Xuan Su Credit: Phil Jones, Senior Photographer, Augusta University Heart muscle can continue to die even after restoring blood following a heart attack, and scientists have new evidence that one way to help it live is by boosting levels of a tiny …

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Protection from mosquitoes key to avoid West Nile virus

“In Georgia, West Nile virus is primarily spread by the southern house mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus,” says Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec, associate professor in Emory’s Department of Environmental Sciences. Credit: CDC/James Gathany August to September is the peak of the West Nile virus (WNV) season and Atlanta area health officials have reported finding mosquitoes …

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