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  • Researchers Study Transmission of Pathogens During 'Beer Pong' Game
    When the conversation fades and the food runs out, exuberant partygoers might turn to drinking games for their postprandial entertainment. But, be warned the ever-popular sport of "beer pong" could give you a little more than you bargained for, according to scientists ...More
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  • Simulating the Potential Spread of Measles
    To help the public better understand how measles can spread, a team of infectious disease computer modelers at the University of Pittsburgh has launched a free, mobile-friendly tool that lets users simulate measles outbreaks in cities across the country. The tool is part of ...More
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  • New Compound Protects From H5N1 Two Species of Animal Models
    Since 2003, the H5N1 influenza virus, more commonly known as the bird flu, has been responsible for the deaths of millions of chickens and ducks and has infected more than 650 people, leading to a 60 percent mortality rate for the latter. Luckily, this virus has yet to ...More
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  • Study Sheds Light on How Malaria Parasites Grow Exponentially
    A University of South Florida College of Public Health professor and his team of researchers have become the first to uncover part of the mysterious process by which malaria-related parasites spread at explosive and deadly rates inside humans and other animals. ...More
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  • Adults Only Really Catch the Flu About Twice a Decade, Study Suggests
    Adults over the age of 30 only catch flu about twice a decade, a new study publishing March 3 in PLOS Biology suggests. Flu-like illness can be caused by many pathogens, making it difficult to assess how often people are infected by influenza. The immune system responds to ...More
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  • Kansas State University Researchers Monitor for Next Novel Influenza Strain
    As seasonal influenza cases decrease across the United States, Kansas State University researchers are preparing for the next potential virulent strain of flu. The work is starting with swine in the field. Juergen Richt, Regents distinguished professor of veterinary ...More
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  • Pregnant Women with Asthma Need to Curb the Urge to Ask for Antibiotics
    Getting sick when you're pregnant is especially difficult, but women whose children are at risk for developing asthma should avoid antibiotics, according to a new study. The study, published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific publication of the ...More
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  • Vaccine Skeptics Aren't Swayed by Emotional Scare Tactics
    On the heels of a nationwide measles outbreak comes a report that campaigns aimed at scaring people about the consequences of non-vaccination might not be as effective as many think. An upcoming article in the journal Communication Research challenges the popular assumption ...More
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  • A High-Salt Diet Could Protect Against Invading Microbes
    Most people consume more salt than they need and therefore have a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, which are the two leading causes of death worldwide. But a study published by Cell Press March 3rd in Cell Metabolism reveals that dietary salt could have a biological ...More
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  • Research Looks at Listeria Screening in Public Lavatories
    Listeria monocytogenes is a so-called environmental bacterium. It is highly adaptable and resistant. Previous studies carried out at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna have shown that L. monocytogenes is more prevalent in rural areas than in cities. But the ...More
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