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  August 28, 2019  
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   Hidden Zika outbreak in Cuba uncovered by genomic sequencing and travel dataHidden Zika outbreak in Cuba uncovered by genomic sequencing and travel data
 
Researchers from the Scripps have stumbled upon evidence of a hidden outbreak of Zika virus infection in Cuba, around 300 miles from the coast of Miami. The researchers managed to detect the outbreak by some detective work that used air travel patterns as well as genome sequencing of the viral samples.
 
   Leukemia and Childhood Infection HypothesisLeukemia and Childhood Infection Hypothesis
 
Leukemia is the most common form of childhood cancers, with a prevalence rate of 10 – 45 per 100,0000 children in each year. Among various types of leukemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is the most common form, followed by acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).
 
 HPV Vaccination and Fertility
 
HPV Vaccination and FertilityHuman papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is used to prevent sexually transmitted HPV infections and cervical cancers. People who are not vaccinated and contract HPV may experience future fertility problems associated with the infection.
 
 
 Health Applications of Lab-on-a-Chip
 
Health Applications of Lab-on-a-ChipLab-on-a-chip (LOC) technology has seen spectacular growth over the years. The potential uses for LOC in medicine and health applications are unlimited. Areas such as personalized medicine, early diagnostics, and drug patenting have immensely benefitted from LOC technology.
 
 
 T-Cell Metabolism, Immunodeficiency and Human Disease
 
T-Cell Metabolism, Immunodeficiency and Human DiseaseT cells are a critical component of the human adaptive immune system and are indispensable in protecting host organism from pathogens.
 
 
 MUSC study provides evidence for link between 'leaky gut' and autoantibody production in HIV-positive patients
 
MUSC study provides evidence for link between 'leaky gut' and autoantibody production in HIV-positive patientsHuman immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, attacks the immune system, making affected individuals more susceptible to infections. When patients with HIV are treated with antiretroviral therapy, their immune system can recover, but some of them produce self-destructive proteins, or autoantibodies.
 
 
 Combining data on parasite genetics and human movement can improve malaria tracking
 
Combining data on parasite genetics and human movement can improve malaria trackingScientists have identified a way to provide more detailed information on malaria transmission both locally and across borders, according to two new papers published today in eLife.