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  • Computer Model Forecasts Flu Outbreaks in a Subtropical Climate
    Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the School of Public Health of Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong have shown for the first time that it is possible to predict the timing and intensity of influenza outbreaks ...More
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  • HVTN 505 Vaccine Induced Antibodies Nonspecific for HIV
    A study by researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Duke University helps explain why the candidate vaccine used in the HVTN 505 clinical trial was not protective against HIV infection despite robustly inducing anti-HIV antibodies: the ...More
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  • Liver Plays Role in Pneumonia, Sepsis Susceptibility
    New evidence highlights the importance of the liver in immunity against bacterial pneumonia. The study is the first of its kind to directly show such a link between liver-produced molecules and pneumonia susceptibility during sepsis. Led by researchers at Boston University ...More
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  • Evolutionary War Between Microorganisms is Affecting Human Health, IU Biologist Says
    Health experts have warned for years that the overuse of antibiotics is creating "superbugs" able to resist drugs treating infection. But now scientists at Indiana University and elsewhere are finding evidence that an invisible war between microorganisms may also be ...More
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  • Vaccination Rates in Older Adults Fall Short of Targets
    The nonprofit Alliance for Aging Research has released a whitepaper, "Our Best Shot: Expanding Prevention through Vaccination in Older Adults," that provides a comprehensive overview of the factors that drive vaccination underutilization in seniors and offers ...More
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  • New Research Opens the Door for Treatment of Relapsing Bacterial Infections
    It's one thing to grow bacteria in a test tube, perform a screen in the lab, and find a mutation in the pathogen's genes. It's a whole other thing, and much rarer, to find the exact same mutation in nature--in this case, in E. coli in urine samples from some 500 patients ...More
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  • Monitoring Wildlife May Shed Light on Spread of Antibiotic Resistance in Humans
    Antibiotics are a blessing but may also be an empty promise of health when microbes develop resistance to our pharmacological arsenal. Globally, the emergence of antibiotic resistance is an important threat to both human and animal health. ...More
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  • Closing the Gap on Developing a Vaccine for Middle Ear Infections
    Researchers from Griffith University's Institute for Glycomics, together with the Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio, have uncovered groundbreaking evidence to help vaccine developers prevent middle ear infections. A research paper titled 'A biphasic epigenetic ...More
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  • Findings Question Measures Used to Assess Hospital Quality
    Hospitals that were penalized more frequently in the Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program offered advanced services, were major teaching institutions and had better performance on other publicly reported process-of-care and outcome measures, according to a ...More
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  • Hepatitis B Continues to be a Global Health Problem
    Hepatitis B infections are among the most common infectious diseases worldwide. The disease can become chronic, and is one of the most important causes of severe diseases such as liver cancer. In the scope of an international study funded by the World Health Organization, ...More
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