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  • Analysis of 1976 Ebola Outbreak Holds Lessons Relevant Today
    With the recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa reviving interest in the first outbreak of the deadly hemorrhagic fever 40 years ago, scientists led by Dr. Joel Breman of the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health have released a report highlighting ...More
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  • Researchers Discover the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic Originated in Mexico
    The 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic -- responsible for more than 17,000 deaths worldwide -- originated in pigs from a very small region in central Mexico, a research team headed by investigators at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is reporting. The scientists say their ...More
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  • Researchers Uncover Global, Evolving, and Historic Make-Up of Malaria Species
    A team of scientists has uncovered the global, evolving, and historic make-up of Plasmodium vivax, one of the five species of malaria that infect humans. The research, which links the spread of the parasite back to colonial seafaring, among other phenomena, underscores the ...More
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  • Biosecurity Research Institute Aims to Control, Fight Mosquitoes
    Kansas State University is helping the fight against Zika virus through mosquito research. The university's Biosecurity Research Institute is taking a two-part approach: Researchers are studying mosquitoes to understand how they become infected with Zika virus and ...More
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  • Lab-Tested Diagnosis Needed When Treating Patients With Persistent Diarrhea
    Persistent diarrhea, which is diarrhea that lasts at least 14 days, is an illness typically caused by parasites or bacteria and requires accurate diagnosis in order to determine what treatment to give, according to Herbert L. DuPont, MD, director of the Center for ...More
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  • New Research Shows Vaccine Protection Against Zika Virus
    The rapid development of a safe and effective vaccine to prevent the Zika virus (ZIKV) is a global priority, as infection in pregnant women has been shown to lead to fetal microcephaly and other major birth defects. The World Health Organization declared the Zika virus ...More
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  • Monkey Study Shows Zika Infection Prolonged in Pregnancy
    University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers studying monkeys have shown that one infection with Zika virus protects against future infection, though pregnancy may drastically prolong the time the virus stays in the body. The researchers, led by UW–Madison ...More
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  • Boston Subway System Covered in Microbes, but They're Not Harmful
    Boston's subway system, known as the T, might be just as bacteria-laden as you'd expect but organisms found there are largely from normal human skin and incapable of causing disease, according to a study published June 28 in mSystems, an open access journal of the American ...More
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  • Doing the Math on Zika and Sex
    Before British long jumper Greg Rutherford departs for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer, he'll leave an important part of himself behind: a sample of his frozen sperm. Rutherford, whose wife has expressed the desire to have more children, is preserving his ...More
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  • New Software Improves Ability to Catalog Bacterial Pathogens
    Washington State University researchers have developed a new software tool that will improve scientists' ability to identify and understand bacterial strains and accelerate vaccine development. RepeatAnalyzer is able to track, manage, analyze and catalogue the short, ...More
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