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  • Hepatitis B Continues to be a Global Health Problem
    Hepatitis B infections are among the most common infectious diseases worldwide. The disease can become chronic, and is one of the most important causes of severe diseases such as liver cancer. In the scope of an international study funded by the World Health Organization, ...More
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  • Study Shows Immune Cells in the Skin Remember and Defend Against Parasites
    Just as the brain forms memories of familiar faces, the immune system remembers pathogens it has encountered in the past. T cells with these memories circulate in the blood stream looking for sites of new infection. Recently, however, researchers have shown that memory T ...More
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  • Africa Risks Large Meningitis Outbreak, Public Health Officials Warn
    With Africa at risk of a large meningitis outbreak, an acute shortage of meningitis C-containing vaccine threatens to severely limit the world’s ability to minimize the number of people affected, four international public health organizations warned today. ...More
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  • 3-D Image of Malaria Conductor Aids Search for Antimalarial Drugs
    The first three-dimensional image capturing a critical malaria 'conductor' protein could lead to the development of a new class of antimalarial drugs. Researchers from Melbourne's Walter and Eliza Hall Institute developed WEHI-842, a drug that blocks the malaria parasite ...More
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  • Possible Path Toward First Anti-MERS Drugs
    This week at the American Crystallographic Association (ACA) 2015 meeting in Philadelphia, researchers from the National Cancer Institute will present three newly determined crystal structures, which collectively provide a starting point for structure-based drug design ...More
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  • Rapid Ebola Test Could Play Key Role in Efforts to End Lingering Outbreak
    Research presented at the 2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo will expand on the studies that led to a fingerprick Ebola test becoming the first and only rapid diagnostic for this disease to receive approval from the World Health Organization (WHO). This test ...More
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  • Malaria's Key to the Liver is Uncovered
    Scientists uncover a port of liver entry for malaria parasites in a report published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. If these results hold up in humans, drugs that target this entry protein might help prevent the spread of disease. ...More
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  • Lingering Lymphocytes Lash Out Against Leishmania
    Immune cells that hang around after parasitic skin infection help ward off secondary attack, according to a study in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. These skin squatters may prove to be the key to successful anti-parasite vaccines. ...More
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  • Surgical Teams Reduce Urinary Tract Infection Rate by Focusing on Catheter Use in the OR
    Surgical teams at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, are decreasing the rate of urinary tract infection (UTI) in their institution by paying scrupulous attention to the use of catheters before and immediately after operations. Their efforts are believed to be among ...More
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  • ASC NSQIP Data is More Accurate Than Administrative Data for Surgical Patient Outcomes
    As patient safety and quality improvement efforts continue to gain momentum throughout healthcare, the need for accurate sources of information is crucial, yet the question remains: Is one resource better than another? According to two new studies presented today by ...More
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