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  • Researchers Combine MERS and Rabies Viruses to Create Innovative 2-for-1 Vaccine
    In a new study, researchers have modified a rabies virus, so that it has a protein from the MERS virus; this altered virus works as a 2-for-1 vaccine that protects mice against both Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and rabies. Because it uses an already-tested ...More
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  • Scientists Discover How the Immune System Targets TB
    Every 18 seconds someone dies from tuberculosis (TB). It is the world's most deadly infectious disease. Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of TB, has infected more than one-third of the entire human population with an annual death toll of approximately 1.5 ...More
    12 hours ago Posted in News
  • 'Pulling' Bacteria Out of Blood to Fight Sepsis
    Blood poisoning, or sepsis, is still fatal in more than 50 percent of cases, but can be cured if treated at an early stage. The highest priority is therefore to act quickly. For this reason, doctors usually administer antibiotics even in the event of a suspicion of blood ...More
    13 hours ago Posted in News
  • Limiting Work Processes Involving Sinks Results in Decreased Pseudomonas aeruginosa Rates
    Salm, et al. (2016) report on an outbreak in a surgical, interdisciplinary intensive care unit (ICU) of a tertiary-care hospital. The researchers detected a cluster of ICU patients colonized or infected with multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. They established ...More
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  • UTMB Researchers Discover How Ebola Disables the Immune System
    A new study from researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston sheds light on how Ebola so effectively disables the human immune system. Virologist Alex Bukreyev, UTMB professor and senior author of the study, said the research team engineered versions ...More
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  • Survey Shows Only Half of People Plan to Get Flu Shots This Year
    Americans are split on getting an annual flu shot, with four out of 10 having done so in the past year and around half saying they had already received or were planning to get the vaccine this year, according to new national survey data analyzed by University of Georgia ...More
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  • New, More Effective Strategy for Producing Flu Vaccines
    A team of researchers led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka, professor of pathobiological sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, has developed technology that could improve the production of vaccines that protect people from influenza B. ...More
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  • New Mechanism to Control Human Viral Infections is Discovered
    A team of researchers, co-led by a University of California, Riverside professor, has found a long-sought-after mechanism in human cells that creates immunity to influenza A virus, which causes annual seasonal epidemics and occasional pandemics. The research, outlined in a ...More
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  • Medical Glue Reduces IV Drip Failure, Infection
    Australian researchers have found a new way to make one of the most common medical procedures in the world - placing drips or intravenous (IV) lines - safer, less painful and potentially more cost effective. The researchers, who were funded by the Emergency Medicine ...More
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  • Growing Mosquito Populations Linked to Urbanization, Residual Decay of DDT in the Environment
    Mosquito populations have increased as much as 10-fold over the past five decades in New York, New Jersey, and California, according to long-term datasets from mosquito monitoring programs. The number of mosquito species in these areas increased two- to four-fold in the ...More
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