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  • Flu Remedies Help Combat E. coli
    Trillions of bacteria populate the human gut, which makes them more common than any other cells in our body. The composition of this bacterial population is very variable and influenced by our diet. Diseases, but also antibiotic treatments can induce significant shifts in ...More
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  • Citrate From Lemon Juice Could Reduce Infectivity of Human Norovirus
    Noroviruses are the predominant cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks in community settings such as hospitals, cruise ships, and schools. The virus is extremely contagious and is mostly transmitted via the fecal-oral route -- through contaminated hands or contaminated food. ...More
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  • Researchers Identify Signature of Microbiomes Associated With Schizophrenia
    In the most comprehensive study to date, researchers at the George Washington University have identified a potential link between microbes (viruses, bacteria and fungi) in the throat and schizophrenia. This link may offer a way to identify causes and develop treatments of ...More
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  • Personal Clothing May Spread Respiratory Infections Within the NICU
    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which is the leading cause of childhood respiratory hospitalizations among premature babies, can be detected from the clothes worn by caregivers and visitors who are visiting infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to ...More
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  • Is MERS Another SARS? The Facts Behind Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
    Experts show that while Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV), a viral respiratory illness, is infecting less people, it has a higher mortality rate and affects a specific target population when compared to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). This research ...More
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  • Humans Carry More Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Than Animals
    Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a concern for the health and well-being of both humans and farm animals. One of the most common and costly diseases faced by the dairy industry is bovine mastitis, a potentially fatal bacterial inflammation of the mammary gland (IMI). ...More
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  • Influenza Vaccines Provide Moderate Protection Throughout the Entire Flu Season
    Individuals who received the flu vaccine were protected for up to six months post-vaccination, the duration of most flu seasons, according to a study presented at the 2015 International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases. Each flu season, researchers work to ...More
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  • Microbiologists Investigate How to Fight Opportunistic Pathogens
    The Department of Microbiology at Kazan Federal University is investigating factors which allow bacteria to persist in human body when exposed to high-strength antibiotics. The team is focused on Proteus, Morganella, Providencia, and Serratia genera, which all are ...More
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  • New Study Makes Major Advance Toward More Effective, Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine
    Scientists from the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson have found a way to induce antibodies to fight a wide range of influenza subtypes—work that could one day eliminate the need for repeated seasonal ...More
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