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  • Cholesterol Metabolism in Immune Cells Linked to HIV Progression
    Lower levels of cholesterol in certain immune cells--a result of enhanced cholesterol metabolism within those cells--may help explain why some HIV-infected people are able to naturally control disease progression, according to research that will be presented in a poster at ...More
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  • UVA, MITRE Partner to Improve Health Data Analysis
    University of Virginia Health System and the MITRE Corporation are partnering to develop better health data analysis tools to help prevent patients from getting sick and improving care while reducing healthcare costs. ...More
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  • No New MERS-CoV Cases or Deaths in Republic of Korea, WHO Reports
    The National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of no additional cases of infection and no new deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). To date, a total of 186 MERS-CoV cases, including 36 ...More
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  • WHO Issues New Guidelines on HIV Testing Services
    Globally only 51 percent of people living with HIV know of their status. A new set of guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) provides a recommendation to support HIV testing services by trained lay providers and considers the potential of HIV self-testing to ...More
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  • Cell Division Speeds Up as Part of Antibody Selection, Study Shows
    It’s a basic principle of immunology: When a germ invades, the body adapts to that particular target and destroys it. But much remains unknown about how the immune system refines its defensive proteins, called antibodies, to most effectively zero in on that invader. ...More
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  • New Malaria Treatment Thwarts Parasite Resistance
    Scientists have made an important breakthrough in the fight against malaria, identifying a potent agent that thwarts drug resistance in the parasite that causes the disease. In a paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, an international research team ...More
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  • HHS Issues Compendium of Resources for Health Emergencies
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today launched the first online collection of the federal resources and capabilities available to mitigate the health impacts of emergencies. The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) ...More
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  • Chicago Response to Ebola Epidemic Provides Roadmap for Response to Public Health Emergencies
    The Ebola epidemic and resulting international public health emergency is referred to as a "Black Swan" event in medical circles because of its unpredictable and impactful nature. However, a paper in the June 30 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases suggests that the ...More
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  • UVA Identifies Potential Cause of Child Paralysis Outbreak
    A mysterious outbreak of child paralysis cases previously linked to enterovirus D68 may instead have another cause, doctors at the University of Virginia Children's Hospital are cautioning after determining that a stricken child appeared to be suffering from a different ...More
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  • Burden of Dengue, Chikungunya in India is Far Worse Than Understood Currently
    New Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research finds new evidence that an extremely high number of people in southern India are exposed to two mosquito-borne viruses -- dengue and chikungunya. These findings, the researchers say, reinforce the need for ...More
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