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Software Predicted Risk in California West Nile Virus Epidemic PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 12 August 2011 02:21

20110812rfid02A computer model of the spread of West Nile virus was able to predict areas where human cases would be concentrated, especially around Sacramento in 2005.

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Researchers Have Identified A Previously Unknown Link Between The Migration Of White Blood Cells To Infected Tissues And Immune Memory PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 12 August 2011 02:17
Researchers from Dr. Woodland's lab at the Trudeau Institute have now identified a previously unknown link between the migration of white blood cells to infected tissues and the ability of these cells to survive and become long-lived memory cells after the infection has been cleared.
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New Discovery in Battle Against Infections PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 20:26

Researchers from Dr. Woodland's lab at the Trudeau Institute have now identified a previously unknown link between the migration of white blood cells to infected tissues and the ability of these cells to survive and become long-lived memory cells after the infection has been cleared.

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Poultry Farms That Go Organic Have Significantly Fewer Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 20:21

20110810rfid01Antibiotic use in conventional animal food production in the United States has created public health concern because it has been shown to contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can potentially spread to humans.

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1,021 Cases Of West Nile Virus In 2010 In USA, Says CDC Report PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 August 2011 06:00

20110808rfid01Last year there were 1,021 cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) disease in 40 US states, and the District of Columbia (DC), according to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) report issued by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - 62% (629) of them were cases of WNV neuroinvasive disease, an incidence nationwide of 0.2 per 100,000 people.

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HIV Testing By African-American Physicians Still Affected By Stigma PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 August 2011 05:54
The predominant barrier of routine HIV testing by African-American frontline care physicians is social stigma, according to a investigation assigned by Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP, in conjunction with the National Medical Association (NMA).
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Innate Cells Shown to Form Immunological 'Memory' and Protect Against Viral Infection PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 05 August 2011 20:53

Researchers have demonstrated that cells of the innate immune system are capable of "memory," and of mounting rapid protection to an otherwise lethal dose of live vaccinia virus.

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Link Found Between Cholera Outbreaks And Rise Of River Flow PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 05 August 2011 20:49
20110805rfid01One mystery resolved on cholera by examination of four major river basins - including the Ganges, Brahmaputra, Meghna, Congo, Amazon and Orinoco in South America - finds when water flow rose, nutrients in the water were associated with increase in cholera cases
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First Large Study to Find HIV Epidemic Among Gays in the Middle East PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 04:38

20110803rfid03HIV epidemics are emerging in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa among men who have sex with men, a term that encompasses gay, non-gay identified homosexual men, and transgendered and bisexual men.

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Two Distinct Biofilms Produced By One Species Of Pathogen PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 04:30
20110803rfid01Many medical devices, ranging from artificial hip joints to dentures and catheters, can come with unwelcome guests - complex communities of microbial pathogens called biofilms that are resistant to the human immune system and antibiotics, thus proving a serious threat to human health.
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Route for Eliciting HIV-Neutralizing Antibodies Mapped PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 12 August 2011 02:19

20110812rfid01Researchers have traced in detail how certain powerful HIV neutralizing antibodies evolve, a finding that generates vital clues to guide the design of a preventive HIV vaccine, according to a study appearing in Science Express this week.

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Odds of Detecting HIV Varies by Method, New Study Finds PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 20:27

The odds of effectively detecting HIV in African-American men vary by method, researchers have found. The study, which appears in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, suggests that HIV-prevention efforts must be multi-faceted, taking into account differences in within this demographic.

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A Cure For The Common Cold? New Drug Could Cure Nearly Any Viral Infection PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 20:24

20110810rfid02Most bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics such as penicillin, discovered decades ago. However, such drugs are useless against viral infections, including influenza, the common cold, and deadly hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola.

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Impact Of Hand Hygiene Knowledge On Risk Of Infection At Elementary Schools And Hospitals PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 August 2011 06:03
According to two studies published in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the official publication of APIC - the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, better knowledge of hand hygiene positively corresponds to a decreased risk of transmitting infection among both healthcare workers (HCW) and elementary school children.
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Boil Your Drinking Water, Grimes, Iowa Residents Told, USA PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 August 2011 05:59
Authorities at the city of Grimes, Iowa have told their residents to boil their drinking water after fecal coliform (or E. coli) bacteria were detected in mains water on August 3rd.
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Targeting Innate Immunity in Malaria: Novel DNA Sensing Pathway Linked to Increased Susceptibility to Malaria PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 05 August 2011 20:55

20110805rfid02Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have uncovered a novel DNA-sensing pathway important to the triggering of an innate immune response for malaria.

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Small Molecules Hit It Big: New Therapeutic Approaches Against Viruses, Bacteria, and Cancer PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 05 August 2011 20:51

Scientists from Freie Universität Berlin and the NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence led by biochemist Volker Haucke in collaboration with colleagues from Australia and the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) in Berlin have developed small molecules that inhibit the internalization of important signaling molecules but also of pathogenic organisms such as the immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and bacteria into cells.

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Ground Turkey Cause Of Salmonellosis Resulting In One Death And 76 Illnesses In 26 States, USA PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 04:40
Ground turkey tainted with salmonella has caused 76 illnesses and one death since March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and USDA (US Department of Agriculture) announced today.
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A Step Closer To Developing Better Vaccines For Bluetongue PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 04:35
20110803rfid02Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have taken a step towards producing better vaccines against Bluetongue - an important disease of livestock - after successfully assembling the virus outside a cell.
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Move Over Stroke Belt; Meet The Sepsis Belt PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 August 2011 21:02
You've heard of the Stroke Belt. Stretching across the American Southeast, it spans 11 states from Louisiana to Virginia, where death from stroke is much higher than in other regions of the country.
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