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Children With Cytomegalovirus Infection by Age One More Likely to Develop Tuberculosis in Childhood

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Tuberculosis (TB) is among the top 10 causes of global child mortality, and children are at highest risk of developing the disease within the first few years of life. One hypothesis for this increased risk of TB early in life is altered immunity induced by viral infections. While a few studies have cited a possible association between TB and the viral infection cytomegalovirus (CMV), large, community-based studies with long-term follow-up have not been performed, until now.

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A Single Molecule Can Switch Certain Ants From Workers to a Queen

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — All hail — the worker ant? It may sound like a Cinderella story, but a new study finds a species of ant can transform from a worker to a queen thanks to “flipping the switch” of a single molecule. Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania say ants of the Harpegnathos saltator species…

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Ultra-thin Microchip Can Monitor Health by Placing a ‘computer on the Bone’

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TUCSON, Ariz. — A microchip attached to a bone in your body may be the future of preventing osteoporosis. Scientists from the University of Arizona have developed an ultra-thin computer which they hope will one day monitor a patient’s bone health from inside their own bodies. The microchip, which is as thin as a sheet of…

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Plant-derived Drug Effective at Blocking COVID-19’s Delta Variant

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NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom — The COVID-19 pandemic continues to drag on, continually reinvigorated every few months by the emergence of yet another variant. While each new variant is a major global health concern, the Delta variant in particular has emerged as a particularly nasty and infectious version of SARS-CoV-2. On a positive note, scientists report a…

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