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New Online 3-D Tool Seeks Possible Targets To Disable Ebola Virus

This illustration depicts the Ebola virus and proteins on its surface that may provide targets for new drugs that could help treat or prevent Ebola infections. Source: David Hopkins/Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers have developed a free, browser-based online tool that could speed up the creation of new drugs to treat or prevent Ebola virus infections. The software, called MuPIT Ebola Edition, enables a researcher to visualize Ebola gene mutations in the context of three-dimensional protein structures. It also offers views of antibody binding [...]

Athletes’ Testosterone Surges Not Tied To Winning, Study Finds

Cross country is "an intense experience."
Source: Photos courtesy Kathleen Casto.

A higher surge of testosterone in competition, the so-called “winner effect,” is not actually related to winning, suggests a new study of intercollegiate cross country runners. The International Journal of Exercise Science published the research, led by David Edwards, a professor of psychology at Emory University, and his graduate student Kathleen Casto. “Many people in [...]

Tapeworm Found Living Inside A Patient’s Brain: Worm Removed And Sequenced


A genome of a rare species of tapeworm found living inside a patient’s brain has been sequenced for the first time, in research published in the open access journal Genome Biology. The study provides insights into potential drug targets within the genome for future treatments. Tapeworms are parasites that are most commonly found living in [...]

New Liver Gives Mother Of Three A Life Without Pain

Michelle Linss, center, is the hub of her active family, from left, Kaden, 7; Alexandria, 19; husband Eddie; and Kaleb, 11.
Source: UT Southwestern

The itching started when Michelle Linss, now 37, was pregnant with her third child. When she told her obstetrician, they thought it was due to the hormonal changes of pregnancy and would resolve following delivery. But the young El Paso woman was still itching a year later, launching a six-year journey of testing and treatment, [...]

New Study: Jogging Keeps You Young

Humboldt State Kinesiology Professor Justus Ortega conducts walking efficiency testing. Source Humboldt State

A new study by researchers at Humboldt State University and the University of Colorado, Boulder is shedding light on an unexpected benefit of jogging in older adults. The study looked at adults over the age of 65—some of whom walk for exercise and some who run for exercise. The researchers found that those who run [...]

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