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  • WHO-Validated Websites Provide Trustworthy Information on Vaccine Safety
    When people need advice about topics like health, careers, or relationships, the first place they often look is the internet. The same is true when parents and caregivers are seeking credible information about whether vaccines are safe for their children. However, finding ...More
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  • Testing Program Monitors Stability of Vaccines for Neglected Tropical Diseases
    A new generation of vaccines for neglected tropical diseases is moving into clinical trials, and understanding the long-term stability and effectiveness of these vaccines over periods of storage is key to their success. Now, for the first time, researchers reporting in PLOS ...More
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  • WSU Looks for Practices to Thwart Antimicrobial Resistance
    Washington State University scientists are addressing growing global concern about the spread of antimicrobial resistance in Africa, where the World Health Organization predicts that, by 2050, drug resistant tuberculosis and other bacteria could lead to the deaths of 4.15 ...More
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  • New Potential Drug Identified in Fight Against TB
    Antibacterial compounds found in soil could spell the beginnings of a new treatment for tuberculosis, new research led by the University of Sydney has found. Believed by many to be a relic of past centuries, tuberculosis (TB) causes more deaths than any other infectious ...More
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  • Hospital Floors May Pose a Larger Health Risk Than Previously Thought
    Hospital room floors may be an overlooked source of infection, according to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, Because items in the patient’s room may touch the floor, pathogens on hospital floors can rapidly move to the ...More
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  • Open Science Prize Awarded to Software Tool for Tracking Viral Outbreaks
    After three rounds of competition — one of which involved a public vote — a software tool developed by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Basel to track Zika, Ebola and other viral disease outbreaks in real time has won ...More
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  • Scientists Witness How Zika Infection Changes a Human Cell
    The Zika virus taking hold of the inner organelles of human liver and neural stem cells has been captured via light and electron microscopy. In Cell Reports on February 28, researchers in Germany show how the African and Asian strains of Zika rearrange the endoplasmic ...More
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  • New Tool for Combating Mosquito-Borne Disease: Insect Parasite Genes
    Wolbachia is the most successful parasite the world has ever known. You’ve never heard of it because it only infects bugs: millions upon millions of species of insects, spiders, centipedes and other arthropods all around the globe. ...More
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  • More Mosquito Species May Transmit Zika Than Previously Thought
    Zika virus could be transmitted by more mosquito species than those currently known, according to a new predictive model created by ecologists at the University of Georgia and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Their findings, published today in the journal eLife, ...More
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  • Taking Aim at a Key Malaria Molecule
    The iron-containing molecule heme is necessary for life. Cells require heme to perform the chemical reactions that produce energy, among other critical tasks. Scientists who study the malaria parasite are particularly interested in heme because many malaria drugs interact ...More
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