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  • Study Shows 54 Percent Drop in CAUTIs Among Nursing Home Residents
    Rates of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) dropped by 54 percent across more than 400 long-term care facilities that participated in a patient safety project funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), according to a study published ...More
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  • Modified Experimental Vaccine Protects Against Malaria in Primate Model
    Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, modified an experimental malaria vaccine and showed that it completely protected four of eight monkeys that received it against challenge with the ...More
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  • Certain Fatty Acids Can Neutralize Listeria
    Certain fatty acids are not just part of a healthy diet, they can also neutralize the harmful listeria bacterium, a new study shows. This discovery could eventually lead to improved methods to combat dangerous and drug-resistant bacteria. Professor Birgitte Kallipolitis ...More
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  • Insects Resist Genetic Methods to Control Disease Spread, Study Finds
    Researchers are exploring the use of the revolutionary gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 to fight human disease and agricultural blight. But a study from Indiana University has found several challenges to the method's use in saving lives and crops. The research, reported in the ...More
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  • Human-Induced Deforestation is Causing an Increase in Malaria Cases
    Nearly 130 million hectares of forest--an area almost equivalent in size to South Africa--have been lost since 1990, according to a recent report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. A new study of 67 less-developed, malaria-endemic nations ...More
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  • Directly Observed Therapy for Multidrug-Resistant TB Decreases Mortality
    Directly observed therapy (DOT) for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) was associated with a 77 percent decrease in mortality in the United States, compared to self-administered therapy from 1993 to 2013, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 ...More
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  • Predicting Influenza Outbreaks Faster With a Digitally-Empowered Wearable Device
    Through integration with a wearable thermometer, the Thermia online health educational tool developed at Boston Children's Hospital has enabled prediction of seasonal influenza outbreaks in China one month earlier than before, according to a new study in the American ...More
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  • Scientists Enlist Engineered Protein to Battle the MERS Virus
    In June 2012, a 60-year-old man with flu-like symptoms walked into a private hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Two weeks later, he died from multiple organ failure, becoming the first victim of a mysterious virus that came to be known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or ...More
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  • Brain Fights West Nile Virus in Unexpected Way
    In a turnabout, a biochemical self-destruct trigger found in many other types of cells appears to guard the lives of brain cells during an infection with West Nile virus. UW Medicine scientists led research showing that this chemical pathway doesn't have to sacrifice brain ...More
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  • Mosquitoes That Spread Zika Virus Could Simultaneously Transmit Other Viruses
    A new study led by Colorado State University researchers found that Aedes aegypti, the primary mosquito that carries Zika virus, might also transmit chikungunya and dengue viruses with one bite. The findings shed new light on what's known as a co-infection, which scientists ...More
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