• Ebola Research Shows Rapid Control Interventions are Key Factor in Preventing Spread
    New Ebola research demonstrates that quick and forceful implementation of control interventions are necessary to control outbreaks and avoid far worse scenarios. Researchers analyzed up-to-date epidemiological data of Ebola cases in Nigeria as of Oct. 1, 2014, in order to ...More
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  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Begins Ebola Vaccine Trials in Mali
    Professor Myron M. Levine, MD, director of the Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), and UM SOM Dean E. Albert Reece MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that the CVD, in conjunction with its sister institution, the Center ...More
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  • Enhanced Ebola Screening to Start at Five U.S. Airports
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs & Border Protection (CBP) this week will begin new layers of entry screening at five U.S. airports that receive over 94 percent of travelers from the ...More
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  • New Weapons Against Multidrug Resistance in Tuberculosis
    Using a high-throughput screening assay, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) scientists have discovered two small molecules that could overcome the multidrug resistance of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is an infectious ...More
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  • NIH-Supported Scientists Unveil Structure, Dynamics of Key HIV Molecules
    New research has illuminated the movement and complete structure of the spikes on HIV that the virus uses to bind to the cells it infects. This research, led by scientists at the National Institutes of Health, Weill Cornell Medical College and Yale University School of ...More
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  • Making Sure Antibiotics Work As They Should
    A team of ETH Zurich researchers led by professors Nenad Ban and Ruedi Aebersold have studied the highly complex molecular structure of mitoribosomes, which are the ribosomes of mitochondria. Ribosomes are found in the cells of all living organisms. However, higher ...More
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  • Study Reports on Universal Ebola Drug Target
    University of Utah biochemists have reported a new drug discovery tool against the Ebola virus. According to a study published in this week's online edition of Protein Science, they have produced a molecule, known as a peptide mimic, that displays a functionally critical ...More
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  • Universal Screening for MRSA May be Too Costly
    Numerous experts and policy makers have called for hospitals to screen patients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections and isolate anyone testing positive to prevent the spread of these so-called "superbugs" in healthcare settings. Several states ...More
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  • Nursing Home Infection Rates on the Rise, Study Finds
    Nursing home infection rates are on the rise, a study from Columbia University School of Nursing found, suggesting that more must be done to protect residents of these facilities from preventable complications. The study, which examined infections in U.S. nursing homes over ...More
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  • E. coli Outbreak at Hospital Associated With Contaminated Specialized Gastrointestinal Endoscopes
    Despite no lapses in the disinfection process recommended by the manufacturer being identified, specialized gastrointestinal endoscopes called duodenoscopes had bacterial contamination associated with an outbreak of a highly resistant strain of E coli at a hospital in ...More
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