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  • Researchers Show That a Drug Currently in Testing Has the Potential to Cure Malaria
    Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and in Australia have shown that a drug currently in testing shows potential to cure malaria in a single dose and offers promise as a preventive treatment as well. The new drug, DSM265, kills drug-resistant malaria parasites in ...More
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  • HIV Uses the Immune System's Own Tools to Suppress It
    A Canadian research team at the IRCM in Montreal, led by molecular virologist Eric A. Cohen, PhD, made a significant discovery on how HIV escapes the body's antiviral responses. The team uncovered how an HIV viral protein known as Vpu tricks the immune system by using its ...More
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  • Researchers Develop Breakthrough Tools in Fight Against Cryptosporidium
    Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed new tools to study and genetically manipulate cryptosporidium, a microscopic parasite that causes the diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosis. Their discoveries, published in the journal Nature, will ultimately help ...More
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  • Study Finds Southeast's Rural Landscapes Pose Potential Risk for Salmonella Infection
    Researchers from the University of Georgia have determined that various freshwater sources in Georgia, such as rivers and lakes, could feature levels of salmonella that pose a risk to humans. The study is featured in the July edition of PLOS One. Faculty and students from ...More
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  • Fecal Contamination Affects Beach Sand More Than Water
    "No swimming" signs have already popped up this summer along coastlines where fecal bacteria have invaded otherwise inviting waters. Some vacationers ignore the signs while others resign themselves to tanning and playing on the beach. But should those avoiding the water be ...More
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  • Scientists Find New Variant of Streptococcal Bacteria
    Scientists have discovered a new variant of streptococcal bacteria that has contributed to a rise in disease cases in the UK over the last 17 years. Group A streptococcus causes around 600 million infections annually worldwide. Severe infections can cause necrotising ...More
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  • Pneumonia Investment Doesn't Match Mortality Burden, Study Finds
    UK investment in pneumonia research is lacking when compared to spending on influenza and tuberculosis, according to a new study by the University of Southampton and University College London (UCL). By calculating the amount spent on researching respiratory infections and ...More
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  • CDC Study Highlights Burden of Pneumonia Hospitalizations Among U.S. Adults
    When U.S. adults are hospitalized with pneumonia, viruses are more often to blame than bacteria.  However, despite current diagnostic tests, neither viruses nor bacteria are detected in the majority of these patients according to a study by the Centers for Disease ...More
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  • Few States Require HPV Vaccine
    An examination of state vaccination requirements for adolescents finds that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is currently required in only two states, many fewer than another vaccine associated with sexual transmission (hepatitis B) and another primarily recommended ...More
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