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  • Eight Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia are Reported to WHO
    Between July 16 and July 25, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of eight additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including one death. Details of the ...More
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  • New Research Opens the Door for Treatment of Relapsing Bacterial Infections
    It's one thing to grow bacteria in a test tube, perform a screen in the lab, and find a mutation in the pathogen's genes. It's a whole other thing, and much rarer, to find the exact same mutation in nature--in this case, in E. coli in urine samples from some 500 patients ...More
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  • Monitoring Wildlife May Shed Light on Spread of Antibiotic Resistance in Humans
    Antibiotics are a blessing but may also be an empty promise of health when microbes develop resistance to our pharmacological arsenal. Globally, the emergence of antibiotic resistance is an important threat to both human and animal health. ...More
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  • Closing the Gap on Developing a Vaccine for Middle Ear Infections
    Researchers from Griffith University's Institute for Glycomics, together with the Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio, have uncovered groundbreaking evidence to help vaccine developers prevent middle ear infections. A research paper titled 'A biphasic epigenetic ...More
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  • Findings Question Measures Used to Assess Hospital Quality
    Hospitals that were penalized more frequently in the Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program offered advanced services, were major teaching institutions and had better performance on other publicly reported process-of-care and outcome measures, according to a ...More
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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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