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  • Rebuilding Health Systems in the Wake of Ebola
    As the emergency phase of the response to the Ebola outbreak winds down in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three countries face an equally urgent and formidable task: building health systems capable of preventing, detecting and responding to outbreaks. ...More
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  • Researchers Present Inner Workings of Ebola Vaccine Trial
    An experimental vaccine combined with an innovative way of vaccinating people has resulted in an estimated 100 percent efficacy of the vaccine against the Ebola virus in West Africa -- and the approach could establish a new way of responding to outbreaks of emerging ...More
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  • Gene Signature Could Lead to a New Way of Diagnosing Lyme Disease
    Researchers at UC San Francisco and Johns Hopkins may have found a new way to diagnose Lyme disease, based on a distinctive gene "signature" they discovered in white blood cells of patients infected with the tick-borne bacteria. Even though it is hard to diagnose, Lyme ...More
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  • Study Finds High Rate of Injection-Related Risk Behaviors Among Young Heroin Injectors
    In the early 1990s, drug production in Colombia diversified to include heroin as well as cocaine, and since then the country's role in the heroin trade has substantially increased. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Colombia produced approximately 70 ...More
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  • UW-Madison Researchers Begin Work on Zika Virus
    In October, when David O’Connor last visited Brazil as part of a decade-long research program studying drug-resistant strains of HIV, one of his Brazilian collaborators had a request. “He asked about using some of the technologies we have developed to look for ...More
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  • Physics Plays Key Role in How White Blood Cells Fight Infection
    Simple physics may play a larger role than previously thought in helping control key bodily processes – such as how the body fights infection. Using a model blood vessel system built on a polymer microchip, researchers have shown that the relative softness of white ...More
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  • Sneezing Produces Complex Fluid Cascade, Not a Simple Spray
    Here's some incentive to cover your mouth the next time you sneeze: New high-speed videos captured by MIT researchers show that as a person sneezes, they launch a sheet of fluid that balloons, then breaks apart in long filaments that destabilize, and finally disperses as a ...More
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  • Report Describes First Known Case of Zika in U.S. Resident Returning From Costa Rica
    A report published in Annals of Internal Medicine describes the first known case of Zika virus in a U.S. resident following travel to Costa Rica. The author discusses the traveler's symptoms, what his test results showed, and the health status of the family members who ...More
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  • Women, Microcephaly and Zika Virus Disease: WHO Provides a Q&A
    The risk of babies born with microcephaly has raised understandable concerns among women including those who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. There are many unknowns regarding the possible causes of microcephaly. Until scientists and public health officials have ...More
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