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Image: World's cocoa crop could get a big boost from a simple, non-toxic spray
  The Guiltinan Lab finds Theobroma cacao trees' natural disease defense is bolstered by glycerol foliar treatment. read more
Image: Human heart beats using nearly billion-year-old molecular mechanism
  Tim Jegla and his Lab find in a living, ancient sea anemone the same molecular mechanism that regulates the beating of the human heart. read more
Image: Existence of new neuron repair pathway discovered
  The Rolls Lab discovers a new neuron repair pathway that could one day help people suffering from nerve damage. read more
Image: Quantifying the genomic variation of herpes viruses is a crucial step toward a vaccine
  Moriah Szpara quantifies herpesvirus variation – a crucial step toward developing an effective vaccine. read more
Image: Modernizing malaria research through a new, interdisciplinary approach to parasitology
  Manuel Llinás uses cutting-edge techniques in metabolomics and genomics to try and beat the malaria-causing Plasmodium parasite. read more

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Aug 27, 2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM
Steven J. Siegel (University of Pennsylvania)
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Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are more likely to become infected with West Nile virus and more likely to transmit the virus to humans, according to a team of researchers that includes Jason Rasgon. Control strategy for Dengue, malaria increases risk of West Nile virus - Full article
The drug letrozole results in higher birth rates in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) than the current preferred infertility treatment drug, according to a nationwide study led by Penn State College of Medicine researchers including Richard Legro. Letrozole may help women with PCOS become pregnant - Full article
Contrary to conventional wisdom, a growing body of evidence shows that eating lean beef can reduce risk factors for heart disease, according to recent research by nutritional scientists including Penny Kris-Etherton. Eating lean beef daily can help lower blood pressure - Full article