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Herpes Cold Sores Date Back 5,000 Years to the Beginning of ‘romantic Kissing’

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CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom — Unsightly facial cold sores date back 5,000 years, a new study examining the herpes virus reveals. It’s during this time that Bronze Age men and women began to engage in romantic and sexual kissing, according to researchers. The infection’s prehistoric roots reportedly go back to when the cultural practice of romantic…

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Scientists Discover Antibodies That Induce Broad Immunity Against SARS Viruses, Including Emerging Variants

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As the world has witnessed firsthand, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID, is difficult to control because of its ability to rapidly mutate and produce many different variants. Scientists at Scripps Research have now identified antibodies that are effective against many different SARS-CoV-2 variants, as well as other SARS viruses like SARS-CoV-1, the highly lethal virus that caused an outbreak in 2003. The results showed that certain animals are surprisingly more able to make these types of “pan-SARS virus” antibodies than humans, giving scientists clues as to how to make better vaccines.

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New Drug Eliminates Over 300 Kinds of Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

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URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — For patients with a urinary tract infection, what’s the best way to deal with it? You can go to your doctor for antibiotics, but you run the risk of the medication not working the next time around. If you wait it out, you may have to deal with agonizing symptoms for days.…

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Monkeypox Vaccine Availability and Effectiveness

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A smallpox vaccine shown to protect against monkeypox has come under huge global demand, leading health authorities to warn against repeating the unequal distribution seen during the COVID pandemic.

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