• Physicians Can Play Key Role in Preventing Foodborne Illness
    Food safety awareness is key to understanding the food safety issues on the horizon, and clinicians at hospitals and doctors' offices play a key role in ensuring consumers are aware of the threats of foodborne illness, says the University of Georgia's Michael Doyle. In an ...More
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  • Re-engineered Antibiotic Shows Potential for Treatment of Drug-Resistant Bacteria
    Researchers led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have developed a second-generation antibiotic that shows early effectiveness against common bacterial infections that pose a serious health threat to children and adults. The findings appear today in the ...More
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  • Study Reveals Intestinal Bacteria Succession During Recovery From Cholera in Bangladesh
    A new study delineates a sequential pattern of changes in the intestinal microbial population of patients recovering from cholera in Bangladesh, findings that may point to ways of speeding recovery from the dangerous diarrheal disease. The report also finds what appear to ...More
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  • Ebola Diaries: Lessons in Listening
    Cheikh Ibrahima Niang, a professor of medical and social anthropology at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal, has researched anthropological aspects of a wide range of health issues. In July 2014, WHO asked him to investigate community attitudes to Ebola virus ...More
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  • Experimental Ebola Treatment Boosts Survival in Mice
    The number of new Ebola cases is tapering off, but the search for new treatments continues. Now, one research team has found potential drug candidates that successfully treated up to 90 percent of mice exposed to the Ebola virus. They report their findings in the journal ...More
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  • 'Redesigned' Antibodies May Control HIV
    With the help of a computer program called “Rosetta,” researchers at Vanderbilt University have “redesigned” an antibody that has increased potency and can neutralize more strains of the AIDS-causing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) than can any ...More
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  • Dasabuvir Has Added Benefit in Certain Hepatitis C Patients
    The drug dasabuvir (trade name Exviera) has been available since January 2015 for the treatment of adults with chronic hepatitis C infection. The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) examined in a dossier assessment whether this drug offers an ...More
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  • Scientists Identify Crucial Step in Helping to Prevent Hepatitis C Virus Replication
    New research from the University of Southampton has identified how changes in the cell membrane play a pivotal role in how the hepatitis C virus replicates. By understanding this process, the researchers hope to investigate how to prevent the changes and potentially develop ...More
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  • HIV Reservoirs Remain as Obstacles to a Cure
    Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has proven lifesaving for people infected with HIV; however, the medications are a lifelong necessity for most HIV-infected individuals and present practical, logistical, economic and health-related challenges. A primary research goal is to find ...More
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