Research


  • Latent HIV May Lurk in 'Quiet' Immune Cells, Research Suggests
    Drugs for HIV have become adept at suppressing infection, but they still can't eliminate it. That's because the medication in these pills doesn't touch the virus' hidden reserves, which lie dormant within infected white blood cells. Unlock the secrets of this pool of latent ...More
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  • Study Explores Chlorhexidine Bathing in ICUs
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers have found that bathing critically ill patients with disposable chlorhexidine cloths did not decrease the incidence of healthcare-associated infections when compared to less expensive nonantimicrobial cloths, according to a ...More
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  • Research Uncovers Connection Between Craigslist Personals, HIV Trends
    Craigslist's entry into a market results in a 15.9 percent increase in reported HIV cases, according to research from the University of Minnesota published in the December issue of MIS Quarterly. When mapped at the national level, more than 6,000 HIV cases annually and ...More
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  • Shared Symptoms of Chikungunya Virus, Rheumatoid Arthritis May Cloud Diagnosis
    A mosquito-borne virus that has spread to the Caribbean and Central and South America and has caused isolated infections in Florida often causes joint pain and swelling similar to that seen in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers at Washington University School ...More
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  • New Molecular Target Identified for Treating Cerebral Malaria
    A drug already approved for treating other diseases may be useful as a treatment for cerebral malaria, according to researchers at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. They discovered a novel link between food intake during the early stages of infection and the ...More
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  • Study Shows Tamiflu Gets Patients Back on Their Feet Faster, Reduces Flu Complications
    Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended the use of antiviral drugs to help treat influenza, in a year when the available vaccine is not a good match for the current strain. Now, new evidence about a popular antiviral—often ...More
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  • Super Bowl Team Cities See Spike in Flu Illness, Deaths
    Boston and Seattle football fans beware: Cities with teams in the Super Bowl see a big spike in flu deaths, according to a new Tulane University study. Using county-level statistics from 1974 to 2009, researchers found that having a team in the big game caused an 18 percent ...More
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  • Forecasting the Flu Through Combo of 'Big' and Traditional Data
    Three UC San Diego researchers say they can predict the spread of flu a week into the future with as much accuracy as Google Flu Trends can display levels of infection right now. The study - appearing in Scientific Reports, an online journal from the publishers of Nature - ...More
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  • Rapid Test Kit Detects Dengue Antibodies From Saliva
    Finding out whether you have been infected with dengue may soon be as easy as spitting into a rapid test kit. The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR has developed a paper-based disposable device that will allow dengue-specific antibodies to be ...More
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  • Research Finds 90 Percent of Home Chefs Contaminate Food
    New research from Kansas State University finds that most home chefs drop the ball on food safety. In an effort to evaluate current food safety messages, researchers at Kansas State University videotaped home chefs preparing a meal containing raw meat and a ready-to-eat ...More
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