• Researchers Create Vaccine for Dust-Mite Allergies
    Researchers at the University of Iowa have developed a vaccine that can combat dust-mite allergies by naturally switching the body’s immune response. In animal tests, the nano-sized vaccine package lowered lung inflammation by 83 percent despite repeated exposure to ...More
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  • Joint Commission Education Module Aims to Reduce Long-Term Care Infections
    The Joint Commission today released an innovative online educational tool designed to apply the principles of high reliability to reducing infections in long-term care settings such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The learning module, “Applying High ...More
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  • Report on Viruses Looks Beyond Disease
    In contrast to their negative reputation as disease causing agents, some viruses can perform crucial biological and evolutionary functions that help to shape the world we live in today, according to a new report by the American Academy of Microbiology. "Viruses participate ...More
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  • Anti-Cancer Drug Kicks HIV Out of Hiding
    A pilot study by HIV researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark has shown that an anti-cancer drug can activate hidden HIV. The researchers found that the anti-cancer drug romidepsin increased the virus production in HIV-infected cells ...More
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  • MERS-CoV Detected in the Air of a Saudi Arabian Camel Barn
    Saudi Arabian researchers have detected genetic fragments of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the air of a barn holding a camel infected with the virus. The work, published this week in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American ...More
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  • Life After Ebola Has New Meaning for Two Survivors Now Helping Others
    Mohamed and Zena are two survivors of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea who have taken on a new role as informal Ebola Ambassadors, working with community groups to show that the disease can be prevented if people take recommended precautions. ...More
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  • A Polio-Free U.S. Thanks to Vaccine Efforts
    Thanks to effective vaccine, the United States has been polio-free since 1979. But poliovirus is still a threat in some countries. Be part of the success story and get your child vaccinated on schedule. Polio, or poliomyelitis, is an infectious viral disease that can strike ...More
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  • National Survey From AP-NORC Examines Perceptions of Healthcare Provider Quality
    The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research has released the results of a major survey examining the public's opinions about what it means to be a quality healthcare provider in the United States. The survey, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ...More
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  • Mycobacteria Metabolism Discovery May Pave Way for New TB Drugs
    The mystery of why mycobacteria—a family that includes the microbe that causes TB—are extraordinarily hardy organisms is being unraveled by University of Otago, New Zealand, research that offers new hope for developing a revolutionary class of antibiotics to ...More
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  • Potential New Flu Drugs Target Immune Response, Not Virus
    The seriousness of disease often results from the strength of immune response, rather than with the virus, itself. Turning down that response, rather than attacking the virus, might be a better way to reduce that severity, says Juliet Morrison of the University of ...More
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