Author: Shweta Ramdas
Beginning life as a grad student studying human genetics.

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HIV prevention drug mechanism

A drug for prevention of HIV infection has been approved by the FDA, holding promises of slowing down the AIDS epidemic.

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Mosquitoes serve as efficient vectors for the malarial parasite.  [Image Credit: African Explore]

Researchers have injected genetically modified bacteria into mosquitoes and found that this can prevent malaria if implemented effectively.

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Cigarette Smoking

A new vaccine prevents nicotine from entering the brain and could potentially cure addiction to cigarette smoking.

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anxiety makes you age faster

People with phobic anxiety have been found to have shorter telomeres, which is one of factors implicated in the ageing process.

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A new type of fat tissue has been discovered in the human body which could actually prevent obesity.

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Researchers have discovered a molecule that prevent tooth cavities.

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A new moisturizer could include molecules that treat skin cancer simply by application.

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Researchers have sequenced a child’s DNA from a sample of mother’s blood. This instance of non-invasive DNA testing is a major breakthrough because it doesn’t need either fetal samples or the father’s DNA.

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Scientists have discovered that the dust from houses having dogs has microbes which might be a protective shield against asthma.

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Suicide now has a new dimension to it. Infection by the common ‘Cat Lady’ virus has been found to increase chances of suicide in women.

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