• UT Austin Researchers Assist in Development of Ebola Vaccine Trials
    As the current Ebola outbreak wanes, scientists have to make the most of every opportunity to prepare for future outbreaks. One such opportunity involves the identification of a safe and effective Ebola vaccine. Texas supercomputers have aided researchers in modelling which ...More
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  • No Association Found Between MMR Vaccine and Autism, Even Among Children at Higher Risk
    In a study that included approximately 95,000 children with older siblings, receipt of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine was not associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), regardless of whether older siblings had ASD, findings that indicate ...More
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  • Ebola Diaries: Confronting Misperceptions
    Aminata Kobie is a health promotion officer in WHO's Sierra Leone Country Office. When the first Ebola cases began to appear in May 2014 in Sierra Leone, Kobie traveled the country educating health workers and communities about the virus. As the outbreak spread ...More
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  • April 25 is World Malaria Day 2015
    On World Malaria Day 2015, April 25, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for high-level commitment to the vision of a world free of malaria. The theme, set by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, is Invest in the future: Defeat malaria. This reflects the ambitious ...More
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  • World Immunization Week is April 24-30
    World Immunization Week, celebrated in the last week of April, aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization is widely recognized as one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. It prevents between 2 ...More
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  • Iowa State, Ames Lab Scientists Describe Protein Pumps That Allow Bacteria to Resist Drugs
    Research teams led by Edward Yu of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory have described the structures of two proteins they believe pump antibiotics from bacteria, allowing the bacteria to resist medications. One of the protein pumps, known as MtrF, is believed to ...More
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  • Research Points to Elderly as a Growing Contributor to Tuberculosis in China
    A major contributor to the number of tuberculosis infections and cases in China will likely be the elderly over the next few decades, requiring a refocus in efforts to control a disease affecting millions of people in the country, according to preliminary new research ...More
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  • Notre Dame Researchers Detect Low-Quality Antimalarial Drugs With a Lab-on-Paper
    Access to high-quality medicine is a basic human right, but more than 4 billion people live in countries where many medications are substandard or fake. Marya Lieberman of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame and Abigail ...More
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  • Study Sheds New Light on a Crucial Enzyme for Immune Response
    A new study by immunology researchers at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal (IRCM) led by Javier M. Di Noia, PhD, sheds light on a mechanism affecting AID, a crucial enzyme for the immune response. The scientific breakthrough, published in the latest issue of ...More
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  • Blue Bell Expands Recall to Include All of Its Products Due to Health Risk From Listeria
    Blue Bell Ice Cream of Brenham, Texas, is voluntarily recalling all of its products currently on the market made at all of its facilities including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria ...More
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