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  • Antibodies Point to Vulnerability in Disease-Causing Parasites
    By teasing apart the structure of an enzyme vital to the infectious behavior of the parasites that cause toxoplasmosis and malaria, Whitehead Institute scientists have identified a potentially ‘drugable’ target that could prevent parasites from entering and ...More
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  • Dogs, Humans Should Avoid Warm Lakes to Dodge Pythiosis
    University of Florida scientists warn against letting your dog swim in warm water bodies after they found several lakes with a pathogen that can make canines sick. Animals, including dogs and horses, can contract pythiosis from swimming spores, says Erica Goss, a UF/IFAS ...More
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  • 1 in 4 Hepatitis C Patients Denied Initial Approval for Drug Treatment
    Nearly 1 in 4 patients with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) are denied initial approval for a drug therapy that treats the most common strain of the infection, according to a Yale School of Medicine study. The finding, published Aug. 27 in PLOS ONE, identifies a new barrier to ...More
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  • Hepatitis A-Like Virus Identified in Seals
    Scientists in the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have discovered a new virus in seals that is the closest known relative of the human hepatitis A virus. The finding provides new clues on the emergence of hepatitis ...More
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  • NIH Launches Human RSV Study
    A new study will expose healthy adult volunteers to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a virus that causes cold-like symptoms in adults. Better understanding of how adults develop RSV infection and immune system responses to infection will assist researchers in developing ...More
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  • Less May Be More in Slowing Cholera Epidemics
    An oral cholera vaccine that is in short supply could treat more people and save more lives in crisis situations, if one dose were dispensed instead of the recommended two, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. More than 1.5 billion people ...More
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  • Dust Can Reveal Profile of Microbial Communities in the Home
    The humble dust collecting in the average American household harbors a teeming menagerie of bacteria and fungi, and as researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and North Carolina State University have discovered, it may be able to predict not only the geographic ...More
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  • Book Details Safety, Security Methods for Laboratory Biorisk Management
    Recent mishaps at laboratories that mishandled potentially dangerous biological substances and the transmission of the Ebola virus in a U.S. hospital are symptoms at bioscience facilities that two Sandia National Laboratories researchers think could be prevented by ...More
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  • ACIP Recommendations for Use of Seasonal Influenza Vaccines
    The Aug. 7, 2015 issue of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) provides a report that updates the 2014 recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding the use of seasonal influenza vaccines. Updated information for the ...More
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  • Clinical Communities Improve Patient Safety, Care and Value in Hospitals
    Joint Commission Resources, Inc. today released the September 2015 issue of the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety featuring the article, “Clinical Communities at Johns Hopkins Medicine: An Emerging Approach to Quality Improvement,” by ...More
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