Researchers reveal how oral bacteria suppress protection against viral growth

Researchers from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and their colleagues have discovered details of how proteins produced by oral epithelial cells protect humans against viruses entering the body through the mouth. They also found that oral bacteria can suppress the activity of these cells, increasing vulnerability to infection. A family of proteins known […]

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Determined ‘Lassie’ Dog Leads New Hampshire Police Back to Scene of Owner’s Car Crash Down a Hill

A real-life Lassie saved the lives of two men who had overturned their Ford pickup truck and were lying injured in the cold. Reports are saying she is being treated to venison and back-scratches—a fitting reward for the faithful canine who braved the cold and high-speed traffic to save her owner. Tinsley, a Shiloh Shepherd, […]

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Researchers urge: ‘Prescribe aspirin based on benefit-to-risk not age’

Recent guidelines have restricted aspirin use in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease to patients under 70, and more recent guidance to patients under 60. Yet, the risks of heart attacks and strokes increase markedly with age. There has been considerable confusion from recently reported results of four large-scale randomized trials of aspirin in high-risk […]

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