• Unprecedented Microbial Diversity Reported in Remote Amazonian Tribe
    A multicenter team of U.S. and Venezuelan scientists, led by researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center, have discovered the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria yet in humans among an isolated tribe of Yanomami Indians in the remote Amazonian jungles of southern ...More
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  • New Genetic Mutation Could Signal Start of Malaria Drug Resistance in Africa
    Early indicators of the malaria parasite in Africa developing resistance to the most effective drug available have been confirmed, according to new research published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical ...More
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  • 160 People Die of Rabies Every Day, Study Finds
    A global study on canine rabies has found that 160 people die every single day from the disease. The report is the first study to consider the impact in terms of deaths and the economic costs of rabies across all countries. Even though the disease is preventable, the study ...More
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  • Mushrooms Boost Immunity
    Could a mushroom a day help keep the doctor away? A new University of Florida study shows increased immunity in people who ate a cooked shiitake mushroom every day for four weeks. Of the thousands of mushroom species globally, about 20 are used for culinary purposes. ...More
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  • Syrup Extract Found to Make Antibiotics More Effective Against Bacteria
    A concentrated extract of maple syrup makes disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics, according to laboratory experiments by researchers at McGill University. The findings, which will be published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, ...More
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  • Nurse-Led Innovations Improve Patient Outcomes, Save More Than $28 Million Annually
    Critical care nurses at 42 hospitals nationwide developed patient care initiatives that substantially improved clinical outcomes while demonstrating anticipated financial savings of more than $28 million annually. The results stem from the nurses’ participation in ...More
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  • Bacterial 'Memory' Targets Invading Viruses
    One of the immune system's most critical challenges is to differentiate between itself and foreign invaders -- and the number of recognized autoimmune diseases, in which the body attacks itself, is on the rise. But humans are not the only organisms contending with "friendly ...More
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  • Evidence Points to Inflammation as Source of Nervous System Manifestations of Lyme Disease
    About 15 percent of patients with Lyme disease develop peripheral and central nervous system involvement, often accompanied by debilitating and painful symptoms. New research indicates that inflammation plays a causal role in the array of neurologic changes associated with ...More
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  • 20 Cases of Human Infection With H7N9 Virus in China are Reported to WHO
    On April 10, 2015, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of 20 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A (H7N9) virus, including four deaths. Onset dates ranged ...More
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  • WHO is Notified of Four Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia
    Between April 2, 2015 and April 12, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of four additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including two ...More
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