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  • Early Blood Signatures of Vaccine Immunogenicity
    Within seven days of vaccination, a blood test early after vaccination can predict whether vaccines based on living, modified viruses have had the desired effect. This is one of the results of a new study from a large European research collaboration on systems analysis of ...More
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  • Researchers Look for New Ways to Fight Infections by Harnessing the Magic of Mucus
    Researchers are pursuing an innovative and unexpected new avenue in the quest to fight antibiotic resistance: synthetic mucus. By studying and replicating mucus’ natural ability to control pathogenic bacteria, the scientists hope to find new methods for combatting ...More
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  • Scientists Identify Bacterial Histidine Kinase Inhibitors as Novel Antibacterial Medicines
    Antimicrobial resistance is a major societal problem as there are resistant bacteria to any antibiotic available, and they spread across countries and continents. For this a novel antibacterial medicine with a low potential of resistance development is urgently needed. ...More
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  • Managing Disease Spread Through Accessible Modeling
    A new computer modeling study from Los Alamos National Laboratory is aimed at making epidemiological models more accessible and useful for public-health collaborators and improving disease-related decision making. "In a real-world outbreak, the time is often too short and ...More
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  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Imbalanced Microbiome
    Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have discovered abnormal levels of specific gut bacteria related to chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME/CFS, in patients with and without ...More
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  • Battling Infections With Silver
    Silver and other metals have been used to fight infections since ancient times. Today, researchers are using sophisticated techniques such as the gene-editing platform Crispr-Cas9 to take a closer look at precisely how silver poisons pathogenic microbes—and when it ...More
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  • Novel Phage Therapy Saves Patient With Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Infection
    Scientists and physicians at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, working with colleagues at the U.S. Navy Medical Research Center - Biological Defense Research Directorate (NMRC-BDRD), Texas A&M University, a San Diego-based biotech and elsewhere, ...More
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  • Dispatches from the Front Lines: CDC's Disease Detective Conference
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is holding its 66th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference April 24-27, 2017, in Atlanta. The event showcases recent groundbreaking and often life-saving investigations by EIS officers—better known as ...More
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  • Researchers Identify HCV Infection Clusters
    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections have increased during the past decade but little is known about geographic clustering patterns. Stopka, et al. (2017) used a unique analytical approach, combining geographic information systems (GIS), spatial epidemiology, and ...More
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  • Nanosponges Lessen Severity of Streptococcal Infections
    In a new study researchers show that engineered nanosponges that are encapsulated in the membranes of red blood cells can reduce the severity of infections caused by group A Streptococcus, the bacteria responsible for strep throat and life-threatening infections such as ...More
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