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  • Ebola Grant Expanded From $12 Million to $24 Million for NETEC
    A $12 million grant awarded in 2015 to establish the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) has been doubled to $24 million to allow for a variety of expanded services, including creation of a special pathogens research network. The grant awarded to the ...More
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  • Salicylic Acid Promotes Nasal Mucosa Colonization
    Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) can colonize the upper respiratory tract of around one quarter of the human population. As an opportunistic bacteria S. aureus usually does not harm its host. If the host is healthy and the bacteria obtain sufficient nutrients, the bacteria ...More
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  • Researchers Awarded Grant to Refine Malaria Drug
    As long as parasites continue to mount resistance to malaria drugs, scientists will be faced with the task of developing new, improved pharmaceuticals. A research team from the Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery has received a $431,126 two-year grant from the National ...More
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  • 'Brute Force' Can Overcome Antibiotic Resistance
    Antibiotics can still kill drug-resistant bacteria if they 'push' hard enough into bacterial cells, finds new UCL-led research funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The study, published in Scientific Reports, opens up a promising new way of ...More
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  • NIH Scientists Study Role of Staph Toxins in Bacterial Sepsis
    Staphylococcus epidermidis bacteria are a significant health concern for hospitalized infants, children and anyone with implanted medical devices. The bacteria -- typically skin dwellers -- can infect the bloodstream and cause a life-threatening condition known as sepsis. ...More
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  • Johns Hopkins Team Aims to Make 'Micro-Soldiers' That Seek Out and Subdue Pathogens
    Drawing on their expertise in control systems and cell biology, Johns Hopkins University researchers are setting out to design and test troops of self-directed microscopic warriors that can locate and neutralize dangerous strains of bacteria. ...More
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  • New Zika Vaccine Candidate Protects Mice and Monkeys with a Single Dose
    A new Zika vaccine candidate has the potential to protect against the virus with a single dose, according to a research team led by scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. As reported in Nature this week, preclinical tests showed ...More
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  • WHO Director-General Issues Statement on Zika Readiness Around the Globe
    Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Organization (WHO), issues a statement on preparing for the long haul of Zika readiness. ...More
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  • Zika: Where Are We Now?
    It’s been one year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika a public health emergency. The virus, transmitted through the Aedes aegypti mosquito, has since been declared to be a long-term problem rather than an emergency, but Zika continues to concern ...More
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  • SLU Researchers Receive $416,000 to Further Work Toward Hepatitis B Cure
    With a $416,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), SLU scientists will continue work to cure hepatitis B, building on significant findings published in two recent papers. John Tavis, PhD, professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at Saint Louis ...More
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