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  • Hepatitis B and C May Be Linked to Increased Risk of Parkinson's Disease
    The hepatitis B and C viruses may both be associated with an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease, according to a study published in the March 29, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The hepatitis virus affects ...More
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  • Study Reveals Listeria Bacteria Can Hide Inside Tissue of Romaine Lettuce
    A Purdue University study shows that the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes can live inside the tissue of romaine lettuce, suggesting that conventional post-harvest sanitization practices might not be sufficient to kill the potentially lethal pathogen. ...More
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  • Discovery May Help Patients Beat Pneumonia
    Researchers have found that a hormone responsible for controlling iron metabolism helps fight off a severe form of bacterial pneumonia, and that discovery may offer a simple way to help vulnerable patients. The researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine ...More
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  • 'On/Off Switch' Brings Researchers a Step Closer to Potential HIV Vaccine
    By engineering an on/off switch into a weakened form of HIV, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have enhanced the safety and effectiveness of a potential vaccine for the virus that has killed approximately 35 million people during the past 35 years. ...More
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  • Are Biofilms the Missing Link in MRSA Decolonization Failure?
    Device-associated infections due to biofilm-producing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have been recently associated with the failure of antibiotic treatment and decolonization measures. The goal of the study by Günther, et al. (2017) was to ...More
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  • Researcher Explores the Motivations Behind Choosing to Receive Vaccines
    Since vaccines protect not only those who take them, but also the people who otherwise could have been infected, there are many plausible motives for choosing to get vaccinated. Apart from the most obvious -- wanting to protect oneself or one's children from becoming ill -- ...More
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  • LSTM Reports on a New Way of Screening Potential TB Treatments
    Scientists from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM)'s Research Centre for Drugs and Diagnostics (RCDD) have described in a paper published today in Scientific Reports, a new way of screening potential treatments for tuberculosis (TB) which may assist in the ...More
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  • Researchers Develop Herpes Evolution Model
    It's an axiom of the infectious disease research community that wherever humans go, germs are likely to follow. Such is the case with the herpes virus family. There are two main strains, herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV 1 and 2). HSV1 is mostly transmitted by mouth, and ...More
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  • TSRI Researchers Develop New Method to 'Fingerprint' HIV
    HIV is a master of disguise. The virus uses a shield of sugar molecules, called glycans, to hide from the immune system and block antibodies from attacking it. Now, scientists at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a method to analyze the glycan shield on ...More
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  • Researchers Identify Proteins That Enable Malaria Parasites to Penetrate Cell Walls
    Researchers have identified proteins that enable deadly malaria parasites to 'walk through cell walls' - a superpower that was revealed using the Institute's first insectary to grow human malaria parasites. The research has identified two parasite proteins that are the key ...More
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