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  • NIH Scientists Identify Early Impact of Ebola Virus on Immune System
    A new mouse model of early Ebola virus (EBOV) infection has shown National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and colleagues how early responses of the immune system can affect development of EBOV disease. The model could help identify protective immune responses as ...More
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  • Successful Antibody Trial in HIV-Infected Individuals
    A research team led by investigators of the Rockefeller University in New York and professor Florian Klein, University Hospital Cologne and German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), has tested a new HIV neutralizing antibody, called 10-1074, in humans. The results of the ...More
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  • Plant-Derived Products May Help Fight HBV
    Researchers have found that certain plant-derived products may help prevent and treat hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Proanthocyanidin (PAC) and its analogs, oolonghomobisflavanes, act by inhibiting viral entry into host cells. The investigators noted that PAC was ...More
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  • CRE Exhibits Worrisome Ability to Diversify and Spread
    A family of highly drug-resistant and potentially deadly bacteria may be spreading more widely--and more stealthily -- than previously thought, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. ...More
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  • Poll Indicates Parents Struggle With When to Keep Sick Kids at Home
    Opinions among parents differ when it comes to how sick is too sick, or the importance of sick day consequences such as parents missing work or kids missing tests, according to a new national poll from the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll ...More
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  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia Can Spread Year-Round
    New research indicates that community-acquired pneumonia should not be regarded as a seasonal disease, as it occurs throughout all seasons; however, the pathogens that cause the condition are clearly subject to seasonal variations. In the observational study carried out in ...More
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  • Persistent Infection Keeps Immune Memory Sharp, Leading to Long-Term Protection
    Many infectious diseases are one and done; people get sick once and then they are protected from another bout of the same illness. For some of these infections - chickenpox, for example - a small number of microbes persist in the body long after the symptoms have gone away. ...More
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  • Viral 'Escape Hatch' Could be Treatment Target for Hepatitis E, Study Finds
    The technique that the hepatitis E virus -- an emerging liver virus historically found in developing countries but now on the rise in Europe -- uses to spread could present a weak spot scientists can exploit to treat the disease, according to a Princeton University-led ...More
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  • HIV Therapy Could Be Contributing to Syphilis Outbreak, Study Suggests
    Drugs used to treat HIV could affect how the body responds to syphilis, inadvertently contributing to a current outbreak, a new study suggests. Syphilis cases in several countries have risen sharply in recent years, primarily affecting men who have sex with men. In this ...More
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