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  • Super-Resolution Microscopy Reveals Unprecedented Detail of Immune Cells' Surface
    When the body is fighting an invading pathogen, white blood cells--including T cells--must respond. Now, Salk Institute researchers have imaged how vital receptors on the surface of T cells bundle together when activated. This study, the first to visualize this process in ...More
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  • Immune Cells in the Lung Keep Legionella at Bay
    Immunologists and microbiologists from the University of Melbourne's Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute and the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity -- a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital -- have ...More
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  • FDA Approves Vaccine to Prevent Cholera in Travelers
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces that it has approved Vaxchora, a vaccine for the prevention of cholera caused by serogroup O1 in adults 18 through 64 years of age traveling to cholera-affected areas. Vaxchora is the only FDA-approved vaccine for the ...More
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  • Toolkit Aims to Prevent CLABSIs in the Home-Care Setting
    A new toolkit offers practical approaches and tools for home-care professionals and hospital acute-care providers to systematically assess the risks for and reduce the incidence of central line–associated bloodstream infections in patients receiving home healthcare ...More
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  • Seminar to Guide Hospitals on Infusion Therapy Safety
    The AAMI Foundation and the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) are partnering to present a series of complimentary online patient safety seminars that will highlight how hospitals are addressing patient safety issues related to complex healthcare ...More
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  • Cedars-Sinai Selected as Regional Treatment Center for Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases
    Cedars-Sinai will play a critical role in bolstering the nation’s front-line defense against Ebola and other highly infectious diseases under a federal grant meant to improve the response to emerging medical threats. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ...More
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  • First Case of Locally Acquired Chikungunya in Texas is Reported
    On June 2, 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of the United States of America notified PAHO/WHO of the first laboratory-confirmed case of locally-acquired Chikungunya virus in the state of Texas. The patient, who is from Cameron County, became ill in November 2015 and ...More
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  • Chemical Structure Paves the Way for New Broad-Spectrum Antifungals
    Fungal infections can be devastating to human health, killing approximately 150 people every hour, resulting in more than 1 million deaths every year, more than malaria and tuberculosis combined. Unfortunately the antifungal drug arsenal is limited, with many of the ...More
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  • Researchers Call for Re-evaluation of Microbial Testing of Cannabis
    A new study suggests that some of the medicinal benefits of dispensary grade Cannabis could be compromised because the flowers host potentially harmful yeasts and toxic molds, which cannot be detected by industry standard culturing techniques. The report, "Cannabis ...More
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  • Researchers Improve Biosensors to Detect E. coli
    Washington State University researchers have developed a portable biosensor that makes it easier to detect harmful bacteria. The research team, led by Yuehe Lin, professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, recently published the work in the journal, ...More
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