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  • Scientists Create Detailed Image of Deadly Bacterial Toxin for the First Time
    Scientists from the University of Leicester have for the first time created a detailed image of a toxin - called pneumolysin - associated with deadly infections such as bacterial pneumonia, meningitis and septicemia. ...More
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  • Study Identifies Genetic Risk for Hyperinflammatory Disorder From Viral Infection
    A group of people with fatal H1N1 flu died after their viral infections triggered a deadly hyperinflammatory disorder in susceptible individuals with gene mutations linked to the overactive immune response, according to a study in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. ...More
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  • Expensive Drugs That Cure Hepatitis C are Worth the Cost, Even at Early Stages of Liver Fibrosis
    It is worthwhile to give patients expensive new drugs that can cure their hepatitis C much earlier than some insurers are now willing to pay for them, according to a UC San Francisco study that models the effects of treating the disease early versus late in its development. ...More
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  • FDA Approves Vaccine for Use After Known or Suspected Anthrax Exposure
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a new indication for BioThrax (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed) to prevent disease following suspected or confirmed exposure to Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that causes anthrax disease. The vaccine’s new use is ...More
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  • Tick That Feeds on Birds May Increase the Range of Lyme Disease
    Blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) are the primary vector of Lyme disease to humans, but researchers at Old Dominion University in Virginia are focusing on another tick, Ixodes affinis, even though it doesn't bite people. In their paper published in the Journal of ...More
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  • UC Irvine Scientists Create Malaria-Blocking Mosquitoes
    Using a groundbreaking gene editing technique, University of California scientists have created a strain of mosquitoes capable of rapidly introducing malaria-blocking genes into a mosquito population through its progeny, ultimately eliminating the insects' ability to ...More
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  • Daily Antibiotics Recommended to Prevent Resistant TB Strains
    A computer model of tuberculosis has shown that approved treatments prescribing antibiotic doses once or twice a week are more likely to lead to drug resistant strains than are daily antibiotic regimens. The finding, from a University of Michigan study, could help inform ...More
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  • Vitamin D Does Not Reduce Colds in Asthma Patients
    Vitamin D supplements do not reduce the number or severity of colds in asthma patients, according to a new study published online ahead of print publication in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Loren C. Denlinger, ...More
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  • Complex Hospital Infection Data Confuses Consumers, Study Finds
    Patients have difficulty deciphering complex numeric data on healthcare-associated infections used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help consumers choose hospitals, according to a new study published online today in Infection Control & Hospital ...More
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  • Your Role in Infection Control
    As healthcare professionals we often wonder how much difference we truly make in the lives of our patients. I often wonder if I am doing everything that I possibly can to create a safe environment for every person around me — not just patients but my team as well. ...More
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