The interesting items were colorful and made sound or had moving parts. They instantly captured the babies’ interest. On the other hand, the boring items were boring in color and appearance. In the first study, the experts explored whether 10-month-olds used both what they observe and hear along with what the person holding the object does to learn a new word. In the second study, they confirmed that the infants paired the new word truly, or label, with the thing, not with a specific location of the object. An interview with Dr Anjali MahtoThe results suggest that focus on social cues, like eyes gaze, while valuable and sufficient for later on word learning is not required for infants to understand their very first words. Continue reading

Crispatus caused CVM to become more 'sticky' against HIV particles–rather than producing a tighter mucus mesh. The barrier function was not unique to HIV particles and may likely trap other enveloped viruses as well. Lai notes that CVM could be regarded as a ‘biological condom’ which could potentially end up being reinforced by altering a female's vaginal microbiota. ‘If we’re able to find a way to tilt the battle in favor of L. Continue reading

Supreme Courtroom in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth to preempt all vaccine style defect lawsuits in state and federal civil court. The actual situations in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth illustrate why the Supreme Court’s decision is certainly misguided. Related StoriesNew study may offer strategies for developing toxoplasma-inactivated vaccineGHIT Fund invests $10.7 million to fight malaria, TB, leishmaniasis and dengueBasic research for developing toxoplasma vaccine underwayThe majority’s true intent is apparently to prevent thousands of tort cases claiming a connection between vaccines and autism from achieving civil court to assert that a dangerous vaccine style, using mercury as a preservative, was defective. Continue reading