Re-engineered antibiotic shows potential for treatment of drug-resistant bacteria

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have created a promising second-generation antibiotic to combat bacteria that are a common cause of respiratory and other infections, including…
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Vital Signs: Report Shows High Rate of Herpes Infection in U.S.

Recent figures from the C.D.C. showed one in six Americans have genital herpes, prompting concern among health officials because people with the virus are at greater risk of H.I.V. infection. (Source: NYT > Health)

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One simple molecule regulates sexual behavior in Drosophila

The common vinegar fly Drosophila melanogaster is a very well-studied animal. For decades, the fly has been used as a model organism in genetic research; its genome was fully sequenced in 2000.
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Coffee linked to reduced risk of erectile dysfunction

Men who drink two to three cups of coffee daily may be less likely to develop erectile dysfunction, according to a new research from the University of Texas.
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One third of female students suffer rape or attempted rape by sophomore year

Analysis of a survey by the Brown University School of Public Health reports alarming findings on the prevalence of rape on campus during freshman year.
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Vital Signs: Hazards: Report Finds High Rate of Herpes in U.S.

Recent figures from the C.D.C. showed one in six Americans have genital herpes, prompting concern among health officials because people with the virus are at greater risk of H.I.V. infection. (Source: NYT > Health)
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NPR Examines CDC Report On Genital Herpes, Black Community

NPR’s “All Things Considered” on Friday examined a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysis showing that roughly 16% of U.S. residents ages 14 through 49 are infected with genital herpes, making it one of the nation’s most common sexually transmitted infections… (Source: Women’s Health / OBGYN News From Medical News Today)
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Contribution of N-linked glycans on HSV-2 gB to cell-cell fusion and viral entry.

Authors: Luo S, Hu K, He S, Wang P, Zhang M, Huang X, Du T, Zheng C, Liu Y, Hu Q Abstract HSV-2 is the major cause of genital herpes and its infection increases the risk of HIV-1 acquisition and transmission. HSV-2 glycoprotein B together with glycoproteins D, H and L are indispensable for viral entry, of which gB, as a class III fusogen, plays an essential role. HSV-2 gB has seven potential N-linked glycosylation (N-CHO) sites, but their significance has yet to be determined. For the first time, we systematically analyzed the contributions of N-linked glycans on gB to cell-cell fusion and viral entry...

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Does having more sex make you less happy?

In contrast to most previous studies on the subject, a new paper reports that an increase in weekly sexual frequency among married couples led to a decrease in their happiness.
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HPV vaccination may benefit boys as well as girls

A new study partly supports vaccinating all boys against HPV and adds evidence of wider cancer benefit for both sexes, if girls have a higher uptake of injections.
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