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  • NIH Expands Investment in HIV Cure Research
    The National Institutes of Health has awarded approximately $30 million in annual funding over the next five years to six research collaborations working to advance basic medical science toward an HIV cure. The awards comprise the second iteration of the Martin Delaney ...More
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  • Simple Method Tests Hard-to-Treat Bacteria's Susceptibility to Different Antibiotics
    The recent emergence of bacterial infections that are resistant to many existing antibiotics is driving an urgent need for tools to quickly identify the small number of therapies that are still effective for individual patients. Currently, multidrug-resistant bacteria often ...More
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  • Team-Trained Healthcare Staff Can Reduce Patient Deaths by 15 Percent
    Team training of healthcare employees can reduce patient mortality by 15 percent, according to a new study from Rice University, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the University of Central Florida, the U.S. Department of Defense and the Michael E. DeBakey VA ...More
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  • Scientific Literature on Fecal Transplantation Continues to Increase
    Fecal transplants are increasingly being used as the treatment of last resort for certain infections in the human gut and have had remarkable success treating the nursing home and hospital-acquired scourge, Clostridium difficile colitis, an infectious diarrhea that often ...More
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  • CDC Models Risk of Zika Virus Importation Resulting from Travel to the 2016 Olympic Games
    According to the Brazilian Tourism Board, approximately 350,000 – 500,000 international visitors and athletes from 207 countries are expected to travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games (Games). This travel volume represents a very ...More
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  • Largest HIV Transmission Study Conducted
    A new study has found that neither gay men nor heterosexual people with HIV transmit the virus to their partner, provided they are on suppressive antiretroviral treatment. The PARTNER study, which is the world's largest study of people with HIV who have had condomless sex ...More
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  • HPV Vaccine Can Protect Women Across a Broad Age Range
    A research paper published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases reported that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is safe and efficacious across a wide age range of women. The international study found that it protects against HPV infection in women older than 26 years. ...More
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  • Deadly Bacteria Share Weapons to Outsmart Antibiotics
    Bacteria are rapidly developing resistance mechanisms to combat even the most effective antibiotics. Each year in the United States over 23,000 people die as a result of bacterial infections that have no treatment options, according to the Centers for Disease Control. ...More
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  • Treatment Targets HIV's Last Hiding Place
    UK scientists may have found a way to destroy HIV's last refuge. A study by Oxford University has confirmed that a treatment developed by a British company can remove the virus in its chosen hiding place, in laboratory conditions, offering hope of a viable treatment. ...More
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  • Surfacide UV-C Disinfection System Named Finalist for 2016 IDSA Award
    Surfacide announces that its Helios UV-C healthcare disinfection system was named a finalist for a 2016 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA). The IDEA awards are a national competition sponsored annually by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and ...More
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