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23 Vaccine projects against Zika virus are in development, says WHO

23 Vaccine projects against Zika virus are in development, says WHO

"Experts agree that the development of a vaccine against the Zika virus is imperative," he said. "Projects in progress may start clinical trials before the end of 2016, but it may take years before a fully tested and licensed vaccine is available," he added. These early studies are focused on vaccine availability for pregnant or reproductive age women due to the risk of microcephaly.

According to the WHO Director-General, more than 30 companies are currently working on the development of new diagnostic tests of Zika's infection. "With regard to new medical products, experts agree that a reliable diagnostic test available at the time of care is the most urgent priority," he said. The idea of ​​the Organization is to create analyzes to guide the development of these tests and to accelerate the process for these products to undergo evaluation by regulatory agencies in a number of countries.


Proteins present in saliva help in combating caries

Proteins present in saliva help in combating caries

MUC5B provides salivary defense against S. mutans, according to a research published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a publication of the American Society of Microbiology. "We chose to study the interaction of MUC5B with Streptococcus mutans because this is the major cavity-causing bacteria in caries lesions," said the first author, Erica Shapiro Frenkel of Harvard University.

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Excessive sleepiness: six problems that can cause

Excessive sleepiness: six problems that can cause

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale, created by sleep expert Dr. Murray Johns, is a simple and quick test to apply. It assesses the likelihood of an individual napping or sleeping in eight everyday situations. At the end of this text you can take the test to assess your degree of drowsiness. The major health problems that can cause excessive drowsiness are: 1.

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